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: 1916-08-22
Summary:

There was another special band night at the Victoria Theatre last night, when the 18th Infantry was again in attendance and contributed some splendid selections. The pictures were of the comic class and included an amusing Charlie Chaplin film. The song and dance turn by the two popular…

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Headline: Victoria
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-08-28
Summary:

The Victoria Theatre, on Friday, screened a war play of unusual interest: 'The Menace,' which is not only staged and mounted in the Film d'Art Company's best manner, but which unfolds a most strikingly ingenious plot. There was also a new Gazette, equal is point of quality to…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-11-07
Summary:

The Hongkong Theatre, for three nights will screen the popular seven part picture 'Neptune's Daughter,' in which the Annette Kellerman plays the leading part. Last night, the 9th and 10th episodes 'The Million Dollar Mystery' and a Charlie Chaplin picture were shown. In…

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Headline: Bijou
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-12-12
Summary:

The Bijou has been drawing fair houses during the weekend, and tonight will be the last opportunity of seeing the current programme. This consists of a two-part Chaplin film, the 20th and 21st episodes of 'The Broken Coin' and 'The Lion Hunters,' a dramatic two-reel picture…

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Headline: The Bijou
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1917-01-20
Summary:

The Bijou Theatre is screening some very good pictures tonight. The programme includes a beautiful drama in five parts, entitled 'The Mystery of the Royal Circus' and a two-part Charlie Chaplin picture. This is a special programme, selected for the Chinese New Year holiday.

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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: 1919-03-22
Summary:

There was a large audience at the Coronet Theatre last evening, when a most interesting and exciting new film was screened entitled 'The Secret Client.' The picture is a very fine one and particularly clear. A 'Charlie Chaplin' film was also shown and was greatly appreciated…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1920-07-02
Summary:

The Coronet has now on show a first-rate programme which should give satisfaction to the most fastidious of its patrons. This consists of a Pathe's Gazette, a Charlie Chaplain comedy, and the tit-bit of the evening – a drama on the problem of marriage, with Madame Petrova, the famous…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-08-08
Summary:

At the World Theatre is exhibited one of the most gripping stories ever shown in the Colony. 'The Woman and the Law' is the story of a devoted mother whose husband turns out to be such a rake that she is compelled to seek a divorce from him. In addition, there is an amusing Chaplin…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-08-14
Summary:

Several hundred foreigners and Japanese at the Kamakura Gekijo were disappointed recently when the local police entered the theatre shortly before the showing of 'Douglas Fairbanks in Robin Hood' and issued an injunction against the film, reports the Japan Advertiser. The police…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-09-17
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is going to re-screen the Fairbanks success 'The Mark of Zorro' for one more day only. On Saturday, 'Robin Hood' with special music will be put on.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-09-19
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is going to screen a United Artists production, entitled 'Robin Hood,' featuring Douglas Fairbanks. Enough historical material has been collected by the researchers for the enactment of the dramatic romance associated with the name Robin Hood. Film synopsis included.…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-09-21
Summary:

A private screening of the film 'Robin Hood' was done in the presence of Director of Education (The Hon. Mr. E. A. Irving), the acting Registrar of the University (The Rev. J. T. Holman), the Hon. Mr. Pollock, K. C., the Hon. Mr. R. H. Kotewall, Mr. E. Ralphs and other prominent…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-12-04
Summary:

The run of Griffith's 'Orphans of the Storm' featuring Dorothy and Lillian Gish has been extended until Thursday. The film is probably more famous than other big hits like 'Mark of Zorro' and 'Robin Hood' at the 'Little House.'

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Headline: White Tiger'
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-07-17
Summary:

Queen's Theatre is currently screening 'White Tiger' featuring Priscilla Dean. The cast also includes Raymond Griffith, Matt Moore and Wallace Beery. Beery is famous for his performance in 'Robin Hood' and 'The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.' Film synopsis…