A History Of Film Exhibition And Reception In Colonial Hong Kong: 1897 To 1925
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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-09-03
Summary:

The author of 'Quo Vadis' has sold the rights of reporting his works, on films to a European Syndicate for 1.25 billion francs, and a similar right to an American Company for a like sum.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-10-09
Summary:

Six years ago the total number of employees in cinematograph theatres in Great Britain was about 500. They now exceed 125,000. Their weekly wage-bill probably runs into £250,000 or more. The number of people visiting the cinemas per week must be well over eight million. These and many other…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-11-22
Summary:

The Victoria Theatre promises soon to produce the magnificent film 'Quo Vadis', also 'The Battle of Waterloo.' The latter, which is 6,000ft. in length, is to be screened next week. 'The Trio,' three special artistes, are booked to appear.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-12-11
Summary:

It is probable that no film has ever been shown anywhere that created a greater sensation than 'Quo Vadis,' in six parts, which will be shown at the Victoria Theatre shortly. The enterprising management has also arranged for two companion films dealing with Ancient Rome, 'Anthony…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-12-22
Summary:

Patrons of the Victoria Theatre find plenty of thrills in the detective drama entitled 'In the Clutch of the Apaches,' which depicts, in four parts, the adventures of a child in the hands of an Apache gang. Some fine film treats are coming, including 'Quo Vadis,' 'Last…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-12-27
Summary:

The approaching majority of kinematography may well call for a brief review of the extraordinary growth of the industry since that eventful day in 1893 when at the World's Fair, Chicago, Thomas Edison's kinetoscope was introduced to an amazed public. Facts about the picture industry in…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1914-02-05
Summary:

The famous cinema picture 'Quo Vadis?' has arrived and is to be screened at the Victoria Theatre on Monday.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1914-02-07
Summary:

Quo Vadis?' is to be screened at the Victoria Theatre and we can follow the historical events from the story of Christian martyrs to the Crucification. The film will be screened at the Victoria, commencing Monday the 9th inst.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1914-02-14
Summary:

Quo Vadis has made a sensation in Hong Kong. It will be shown tonight and tomorrow Sunday night. Followed by Quo Vadis is the Collier Sisters illustrating the famous Tango.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1914-02-27
Summary:

Quo Vadis will be screened at Saturday's matinee at the Victoria Theatre commencing at 4 p.m., there will be no reserved seats. On Sunday at the usual matinee 'Love in Artifice' will be shown. On Monday 'Antony and Cleopatra' will be put on for the first time in public…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1914-03-02
Summary:

Antony and Cleopatra' will be shown at the Victoria Theatre. The production gives a complete outline of the story of Mark Anthony and the whole making presents a thrilling, dramatic picture.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1914-03-31
Summary:

The Victoria Theatre is commencing with 'Quo Vadis?' and 'The Fall of Constantinople' while 'The Last Days of Pompeii' is going to be screened.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-08-24
Summary:

Douglas Fairbanks, the athletic film star, has an attractive part in his new picture, 'The Mark of Zorro' which will be shown in Coronet beginning Saturday. The film is a romance of a hundred years ago. Film synopsis included. Fairbanks shows distinct acting ability in his double role…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-08-25
Summary:

The Mark of Zorro,' Douglas Fairbanks' new picture, may be described as a typical American romantic comedy. The story is high-spirited and happy-hearted. Douglas Fairbanks impersonates a wealthy young Spanish aristocrat. Film synopsis included. Mr. Fairbanks gives us his best bit of…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-08-27
Summary:

The public can be sure of an evening's genuine entertainment at the Coronet anytime during the coming week. The star attraction, Douglas Fairbanks in 'The Mark of Zorro,' is one of the best films seen in Hongkong for many a long day. Mr. Fairbanks gives his admirers something new…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-08-28
Summary:

It is questionable whether any picture ever shown at the Coronet has scored such as distinct success as 'The Mark of Zorro,' Douglas Fairbanks' latest release. Since the picture was first shown on Saturday, crowded houses have been the rule, and expressions of satisfaction have…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-08-29
Summary:

The Mark of Zorro,' Douglas Fairbanks' stellar attraction at the Coronet, continues to draw large houses to the theatre. The presence of Douglas Fairbanks on the screen always makes for happiness; and it is the general opinion that he has never shown to such advantage as in his…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-08-30
Summary:

There now remain only two more nights of 'The Mark of Zorro,' in which Douglas Fairbanks is scoring the hit of his career in Hongkong. There is bound to be something about this photoplay which will suit you. If you like comedy, here it is. If you prefer adventure, you will be pleased.…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-08-31
Summary:

Do not forget that tonight will be the last opportunity of seeing Douglas Fairbanks' masterpiece, 'The Mark of Zorro,' at the Coronet. The great success scored by this picture in Hongkong fully bears out the contention that the public will always pay to see photoplays of the first…