A History Of Film Exhibition And Reception In Colonial Hong Kong: 1897 To 1925
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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1924-01-09
Summary:

Coronet Theatre conducted a Popular Pictures voting contest with a prize of $50. Among the voting for two hundreds film, the following films were consider as the most popular selections, which included: 'Shoulder Arms,' 'Quo Vadis,' 'My Four Years in Germany,'…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1924-03-15
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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1912-04-27
Summary:

An enjoyable concert was given last evening at the Victoria Theatre, Messrs Ramos and Ramos being responsible for its promotion on behalf of the fund to aid the sufferers in the appalling Titanic disaster. A fine selection of cinematograph films was introduced. Performance under Mr F. Gonzales…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1912-05-02
Summary:

There appear the so-called 'talking pictures,' a synchronization of the cinematograph and the phonograph by electrical science, are already in craze in London and Paris. So premising have been these reproductions of plays and operas that two prominent producers, Charles Frohman and…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1912-05-10
Summary:

The management of the Bijou Scenic Theatre, Flower Street, announces that from May 10th to the end of September they will give their patrons a special reduction in the prices of admission between these dates, and that the programme will consist entirely of cinematograph pictures of the best.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1912-07-03
Summary:

At the request of several United States bishops, the Vatican has consented to the display of cinematograph pictures of religious subjects in churches, on condition that the host is removed during the performances.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1912-07-29
Summary:

The Cinematograph is now used in Germany as a means of training soldiers. A man with a loaded rifle or revolver is placed in front of the screen and suddenly see a couple of hostile soldiers or riders rushing upon him. As soon as the man has shot the apparatus stops and the result of the shot is…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1912-10-05
Summary:

Ministering Children's League Bazaar is to be held in the Volunteer Parade Ground on Saturday, October 19. The management of the Bijou Scenic Theatre in conjunction with Messrs Pathe Freres, have kindly offered their services. During the afternoon, there will be a Cinematograph…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1913-09-16
Summary:

A remarkable incident is reported from Whistable. During the exhibition of the 'Quo Vadis' films at the local picture palace one visitor became greatly agitated, and was overcome by his emotion that he fainted and had to be carried out of the building. It was reported that the visitor…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1913-10-07
Summary:

The article mentioned the strong growth of the cinema business in Great Britain and America. These important and interesting facts of the wonderful growth of cinema are given by Mr. Valentia Steer in his book, The Romance of the Cinema. Mr. Steer also mentioned the cinematograph has caught the…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1915-07-26
Summary:

Tonight and tomorrow night entertainments are to be given by the University Students in St. John's Hall on behalf of the Flood Relief fund. Cinematographic films are to be shown. Mrs. Marley, Mr. A.G. England, Professor Gonzales and his string band will perform.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1916-06-19
Summary:

The second Cinematograph performance in aid of War Charities will take place in the Peak Club Theatre on Thursday night at 9:15 p.m. Tickets may be obtained by members for themselves and friends from Head Boy at the Club.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1916-06-22
Summary:

The Charity cinematograph performance at the Peak Club takes place tonight.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1916-07-22
Summary:

The third cinematograph performance arranged by the Entertainment Committee of the Peak Club will take place on Thursday, the 27th inst. Commencing at 9:15 p.m. A portion of the proceeds will be given to War Charities.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1916-08-24
Summary:

The fine weather favours the cinematograph show on the lawn of the Peak Club tonight.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1918-01-18
Summary:

Practically every seat in the Victoria Theatre was occupied when Mr. Horace Goldin and his Illusionists Company presented a series of mysteries of excellence and originality rarely seen in the Colony. Miss Barbara Barrington performed singing and cinematograph pictures of which embodied a…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1918-10-25
Summary:

Our Day' celebration by the fete in the Botanical Garden, was successfully concluded last evening. All the reserved seats were occupied and the audiences enjoyed to the full entertainment provided, including a cinematography display.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1921-03-29
Summary:

The Sack of Rome' continues to draw capacity houses at the Coronet Theatre. The producer previously produced 'Quo Vadis.' The Coronet Orchestra, with Mr. A. Scheninam at the piano, adds greatly to the enjoyment of this film masterpiece.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1921-03-30
Summary:

The Sack of Rome' is produced by Enrico Guazzoni, the well-known maker of 'Quo Vadis' and other famous Italian pictures. Plot and production notes are included.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1922-02-04
Summary:

There will be a Cinematograph display specially arranged for children, at the Helena May Institute on Monday.