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: 1914-12-21
Summary:

The picture 'The Plaything of His Luck' was screened on Saturday evening at Victoria. The bill also includes the Gaumont Graphic, 'Artemio in Love' and 'The Strength of Men.' Mr. Bert Flatt and Miss Flo Brooks performed.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-09-04
Summary:

The New Hongkong Cinematograph was well filled last evening by an appreciative audience, who thoroughly enjoyed both the pictures and the music. The programme was of a capital description. 'A Daughter of Eve' in five reels, was the premier film. A Gaumont Graphic film was also quite…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-09-11
Summary:

At the New Hongkong Theatre, a fine four-part Italian film, 'The Waitress Countess,' is being shown. The Gaumont Graphic contains a number of well-taken and most interesting photographs dealing with the war and other matters of topical interest, and there are further attractions in the…

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Headline: Bijou Theatre
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1917-04-21
Summary:

The Bijou Theatre is screening two very interesting pictures tonight: 'The Corsair,' a detective drama in six parts; and a Gaumont Graphic, showing the Allies in the East. There will be several changes of programme next week, on account of management having arranged to show a series of…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1918-01-21
Summary:

This afternoon, at 5.15, the Victoria Theatre has a big attraction, for 'Quo Vadis?' is to be screened. This magnificent picture is in seven parts. For tonight, there is a splendid programme, including the third and fourth episodes of 'The Great Secret,' as well as Pathe…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-01-07
Summary:

Hong Kong is to have the opportunity of witnessing another masterpiece of cinematograph by arrangement with Pathe Freres, the Victoria Theatre is to screen a filmed version of Dumas' 'The Count of Monte Cristo.' It will be shown in eight epochs, the first of which is to be put on…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-01-10
Summary:

The audience which gathered at the Victoria Theatre last night to witness the first epoch of Pathe's wonderful film d'art, 'The Count of Monte Cristo' was delighted with this masterpiece of cinema production. The first episode will continue to be shown up to the 12 inst., and…

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Headline: The Victoria
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-01-14
Summary:

The chief attraction in the current programme of the Victoria Theatre is the remarkably fine film 'Thou Shalt Not Covet.' It is the work of James Oliver Curwood and comprises five parts of an intensely gripping character. A Keystone comedy is included in the programme and is…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-02-10
Summary:

The management of the Victoria Theatre must be congratulated. On Saturday night, the doors were besieged by a large crowd to see 'The Count of Monte Cristo' by Dumas, screened and also to be regaled by the Manila string band. It was a delightful combination and patrons felt extremely…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-02-14
Summary:

There was quite a full house last night at the Victoria Theatre when a combination bill was presented, the first part being the screening of Epoch 6 of 'The Count of Monte Christo' [sic], and a variety entertainment by the Cottrells. This masterpiece of Dumas has been correctly…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-02-24
Summary:

On Saturday and Sunday, there were record houses at the Victoria Theatre. The seventh epoch of Alexander Dumas' 'The Count of Monte Cristo' was screened. The photographic studios and the acting were a revelation. This movie is a masterpiece and the interest is sustained all along…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-03-28
Summary:

The performances at the Coronet yesterday were signalised by capacity houses who immensely enjoyed 'The Sack of Rome,' produced by the author of 'Quo Vadis?' the film sustains the claims made for it as being a beautiful spectacular panorama of Rome under the temporal power of…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-09-15
Summary:

At the Hongkong Theatre, starting from today until Friday, a very fine Paramount picture in five parts entitled 'The Yankee Girl' is being screened, in which Blanche Ring takes the leading role. A two-part comedy, 'Distilled Love' featuring the well-known comedy star Alice…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-10-26
Summary:

The World Theatre's star film 'The Source' is an interesting picture with a plot staged in a lumber camp. Film synopsis included. Other films shown are the Gaumont Graphic and a very funny comedy. At 5.15, the star film is 'Melting Millions,' and first three episodes of…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-10-01
Summary:

Coronet Theatre will be screening Alexandre Dumas' 'The Count of Monte Cristo' as the feature attraction for the next week. The film promises a wonderful adventure story.

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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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Headline: The Bijou
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-04-14
Summary:

The pictures shown at the Bijou Scenic Theatre were of high merit. The Pathe Gazette and the Gaumont Graphic, showing principal world's happenings were interesting. Miss Violet Bonnetta was given a rousing reception by the audience.

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Headline: Bijou Theatre
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-05-12
Summary:

At the Bijou, Miss Violet Bonnet is delighting all comers with her songs, and the pictures are good. They include another funny Max Linder episode and a new and highly sensational Nick Winter story. The Pathe Gazette and Gaumont Graphic both contain some fine photographs of events in Europe and…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-09-27
Summary:

An especially good programme is being offered at the Victoria, including two or three good comics – one by Max Linder; the Gaumont graphic, with a remarkably fine picture of the last Derby; and a historical film. This later is one of the best coloured pictures produced by Pathe Freres. Mr.…

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Headline: The Victoria
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-11-04
Summary:

There is to be another grand change of programme at the Victoria Theatre commencing from tonight. The Gaumont Graphic will be shown. Besides, no one should miss the picture 'The Adventures,' which is 4,000 feet long and will be shown in three parts.