A History Of Film Exhibition And Reception In Colonial Hong Kong: 1897 To 1925
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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Headline: Bijou Theatre
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1912-10-21
Summary:

Mr. Bob Stevenson is offering a splendid programme at the Bijou this week. The sketch 'A Gossip by the Wayside' is the most amusing dialogue between Mr. Stephenson and Miss Ada Rowley. 'The Fisherman's Son' is a magnificent picture story; 'Love and a Motor,' an…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1923-08-11
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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1924-04-19
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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1924-04-22
Summary:

Passion' is now showing at the Coronet Theatre. Pola Negri as the leading role with brilliant acting. Film plot included.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1924-05-06
Summary:

Passion,' starring Pola Negri, will be shown in the Star Theatre for the last time tomorrow night. Mr. William Heughun, the famous Scottish singer appears in Thursday night and the popular Quaints Co. beginning a Kowloon season on Friday night.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1909-01-25
Summary:

Crowded houses are witnessing the performance nightly at this new place of entertainment. The pictures are quite new and are masterpieces of photographic art. A comfortable seat and interesting pictures are just the two things required.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1909-03-04
Summary:

Miss Rosa Barnes has been engaged by the Alexandra Cinematograph to sing songs appropriate to the pictures thrown on the screen. This is a departure we have not yet had in Hongkong, though it is a feature of cinematograph shows in other parts of the world.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1909-03-29
Summary:

The latest opened Star Cinematograph Company exhibited some audience-appreciated pictures on Saturday.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1909-05-19
Summary:

The big turn at the Hongkong Cinematograph is Professor Vicente Kemppo [sic], who entertains his audience by chewing glass lamp chimneys, and grinding broken glasses with his bareback. A liberal programme of interesting pictures is shown, but the enjoyment is somewhat detracted from by the…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1909-05-22
Summary:

Miss Thorne sang that night with orchestra, under Mr. Coke and Mr. Gonzales, at the hall of the Alexandra Cinematograph on Empire Day to please a number of North Country patrons. The pictures shown are very pleasing.

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Headline: The Alexandra
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1909-05-24
Summary:

The programme featuring songs from Miss Helen Thorne and Miss Ray at the Alexandra Cinematograph is pleasing. The pictures shown are particularly clear, and the coloured ones are very pretty.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1909-05-27
Summary:

In addition to the liberal programme of interesting pictures shown at the Hongkong Cinematograph, which is under new management, Mr. Harold F. Evelyn, a New Zealander, gave a display of feats of strength and showed by keeping time to music the great command he has of each muscle.