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: 1912-05-02
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: 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: 1915-01-06
Summary:

Nightly at the Victoria Theatre some very good pictures are being shown. 'Fascination,' 'The Mocking Actress' and on Friday next the great military picture 'High Treason' and Fourth series of War Pictures will be screened.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1915-09-28
Summary:

The Victoria Theatre is showing a very fascinating programme these nights. Besides the thrilling episode of 'Lucille Love,' some very amusing comics are given. The war pictures are also good.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1915-10-02
Summary:

Apart from 'Lucille Love' and the 'Boat Race Mystery,' Victoria Theatre has more comics to show, includes 'The Fatal High C,' the 'Terror and the Terrier' and the programme is further strengthened by war pictures and pleasant selections by Professor…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1915-10-08
Summary:

The Victoria Theatre showed the 13th and 14th episode of 'Lucille Love' last evening. 'A Court Intrigue' is another stirring drama produced in four parts and there will be a usual good run of 'Comics' and some exclusive war pictures.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1916-02-09
Summary:

At the Victoria Cinematograph Theatre the famous Shakespeare's play 'Othello' will be shown on Friday evening. New comics and war films will form part of the programme.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1917-02-15
Summary:

A Cinematograph Performance is being given at the Peak Club at 9:15 p.m. tomorrow when some very interesting War Films will be exhibited. The surplus proceeds will be devoted to War Charities.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1918-05-01
Summary:

The magnificent Italian war film is to be shown at the Victoria Theatre at 9:15 tonight in aid of Italian War Charities.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1918-05-21
Summary:

Attention is drawn to the advertisement regarding the interesting war film which is to be shown at the Victoria Theatre tomorrow night.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1918-07-09
Summary:

Into the remotest villages of Great Britain vivid glimpses of the war are to be brought by a fleet of 'cine-motor-cars' invented by Captain Barber, which the Ministry of Information, Lord Beaverbrook, have dispatched from London. In the later screening, films show England has beaten…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1919-03-11
Summary:

Last night, the Coronet Theatre provided screening of 'The Bungalow Bungle,' Charlie Chaplin's 'Shanghaied,' Max Linder and his adventures, war pictures.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1919-09-27
Summary:

The Peace Celebration Committee which promised an entertainment to the school children in the Colony, kept its word yesterday by providing the pupils of the Belilios Girls' School entertainment in Victoria Theatre from 1 to 4 p.m. 'Voice of Destiny' with Baby Osborne and war…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1919-10-06
Summary:

The great war in all its phases as participated in by the American Army has been depicted for the archives of the nation in no fewer than 47,000 still photographs and 160 miles of motion picture negatives. Mr. Baker, Secretary of War, in announcing this fact to Congress asked authorisation to…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1919-12-02
Summary:

The Theatre Royal was well filled last evening when Mlle. Van der Flier lectured on 'Refugee Work in Holland' on behalf of the Hongkong Fund for the Devastated Villages of France and for Belgian widows and orphans. The lecture was under the patronage of H.E. the Governor, H.E. Vice-…

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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.