A History Of Film Exhibition And Reception In Colonial Hong Kong: 1897 To 1925
Displaying 1 - 20 of 112
1
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1922-06-08
Summary:

The development and growth of the film industry and its place in modern life were discussed by Mr. Wilmer with a reporter of the Telegraph yesterday. Mr. Wilmer is well-known as a leading figure in the cinema trade, being a partner in the firm of Wilmer and Vincent of New York, an enterprising…

2
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1920-08-06
Summary:

Notwithstanding counter attractions, the attendance at the Hongkong theatre has been very large during the week, and as the 'Seven Deadly Sins' series is coming soon to an end, and a new production from William Fox is being now announced, it is expected that the patronage will be…

3
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-01-04
Summary:

New Scala Theatre screened a 'super' production film entitled 'Passion.' This will be the first screening of a German film in London since the outbreak of the war in November. The film was screened in Germany under the name of 'Madame du Barry' [sic] featuring Mlle…

4
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-05-05
Summary:

Star Theatre is going to screen the film version of a novel of the same name by Vicente Blasco Ibanez entitled, 'The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse' which had a successful run in London. The original story is presented in a much more intense manner on screen by director Mr. Rex Ingram…

5
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-05-07
Summary:

For the first time today, Star Theatre is going to screen the film version of Vicente Blasco Ibanez's novel entitled 'The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.' The big settings are one of the notable features of the film. Film synopsis included.

6
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-05-09
Summary:

Star Theatre is showing the pictorial representation of Vincente Ibanez, entitled 'The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.' The picture aptly exhibits the horrors of the Great War. Together with 'Intolerance,' this latest Coronet production should be taken over by the League of…

7
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-05-15
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is going to screen 'The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse' for two days. The final screening will take place on Wednesday evening.

8
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-05-16
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is going to screen 'The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse' for the last time tonight. The picture aptly exhibits the horrors of the Great War.

9
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-06-26
Summary:

On Friday, Coronet Theatre will be screening 'The Four Horsemen' again. The full orchestra will play special music during the showing of the picture.

10
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-04-21
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is going to screen 'Passion' this evening. The story revolves around the life of Madame du Barry, the celebrated favourite of Louis XV. The film boasts its wonderful acting, scenic grandeur and the majestic beauty. Film synopsis included.

11
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-04-22
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is currently screening a screen classic 'Passion.' The story revolves around the life of Madame du Barry.

12
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-04-23
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is currently screening the great historical film 'Passion.' Appropriate music by the Coronet Orchestra has been provided.

13
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-04-25
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is going to screen Pola Negri's historical film entitled 'Passion,' for the last time this evening. The story revolves around the life of Madame du Barry. The film is filled with good acting, dramatic setting and superb settings.

14
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-05-07
Summary:

Local cinema-goers have their last chance this evening of seeing Pola Negri in her great historical film 'Passion.' The picture is at the Star Theatre.

15
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-06-27
Summary:

From today till Monday, Queen's Theatre will be screening 'Mothers-in-Law' at the 5:15 and 9:15 performances. The film will satisfy not only those who see it as a diversion from routine life but also those who perceive the moral of the story and measure its influence on human…

16
Headline: White Tiger'
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-07-17
Summary:

Queen's Theatre is currently screening 'White Tiger' featuring Priscilla Dean. The cast also includes Raymond Griffith, Matt Moore and Wallace Beery. Beery is famous for his performance in 'Robin Hood' and 'The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.' Film synopsis…

17
Headline: The Sheik'
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-07-22
Summary:

(To the Editor of the 'Hongkong Telegraph') Performances of Rudolph Valentino and Agnes Ayres in 'The Sheik' which is the current attraction at the Coronet Theatre, have been quite disappointing. The film lacked 'pop' and Rudolph Valentino's acting was nothing…

18
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-12-01
Summary:

Star Theatre will be screening 'Moran of the Lady Letty' featuring Rudolph Valentino who is famous for his performance in 'The Four Horsemen.' Film synopsis included.

19
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-12-05
Summary:

World Theatre is screening the Al Lichtman attraction 'The Girl Who Came Back.' The film is directed by Tom Forman. Mr. Forman was bothered by two of his cast members, Zasu Pitts and Kenneth Harlan, whose work with Constance Talmadge and later in 'Thorns and Orange Blossoms.…

20
Headline: Blood and Sand'
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-12-05
Summary:

After Douglas Fairbanks' famous 'The Thief of Bagdad,' Coronet Theatre will be screening 'Blood and Sand' featuring Rudolph Valentino. The story is written by a world-famous Spanish writer who is known for his part in the 'Four Horsemen.'