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: 1916-10-16
Summary:

There were good houses at the new Hongkong Theatre on Saturday and Sunday nights, when the first and second episodes of the new American serial 'The Million Dollar Mystery' were given. The film promises to be a success.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-10-17
Summary:

Following up the success of its other big pictures, the Hongkong Theatre is showing a new dramatic trial film 'The Trey o' Hearts.' Three episodes will be screened every week, beginning from tomorrow. Next Saturday the third and fourth episodes of 'The Million Dollar Mystery…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-10-23
Summary:

The Hongkong Theatre saw some full houses on Saturday and Sunday, testifying to the popularity of the new American film 'The Million Dollar Mystery.' In addition to the 3rd and 4th episodes of this, a very bright little two-part Gaumont comic was shown, 'The Trouserless Policeman…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-10-28
Summary:

The Hong Kong Theatre is at present running two serials 'The Million Dollar Mystery' and 'The Trey o' Hearts.' Film synopsis included.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-10-30
Summary:

The increasing popularity of this new theatre was again shown on Saturday and Sunday by the enormous numbers of spectators that presented themselves. Now instalments of 'The Trey o' Hearts' and 'The Million Dollar Mystery' were put on the screen and, in addition, an…

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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: Hongkong
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-11-21
Summary:

There was a good attendance at the Hongkong Theatre during the last few nights, the pictures on show being 'The Million Dollar Mystery,' 'The Trey of Hearts' and some good comics. There will be a new programme tomorrow.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-11-23
Summary:

There was fairly good house at the Hongkong Theatre last night, the attraction being 'The Million Dollar Mystery,' Parts 17, 18, and 19. There will be a change of programme on Saturday, when the opening episodes of a new American serial will be shown. The title of the new picture is…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-10-15
Summary:

Mildred Harris, star of such popular pictures as 'The Price of a Good Time' and 'A Doctor and the Woman,' will be the star at the Hongkong Theatre today in her latest Universal-Jewel production 'Borrowed Clothes.' Film synopsis included.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-10-15
Summary:

At the Hongkong Theatre this afternoon and this evening, is being screened the super-production drama 'Borrowed Clothes' in which Mildred Harris takes the leading role. At the 7.15 performance, the first two episodes of a new serial 'The Screaming Shadow' will be shown. The…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-12-02
Summary:

The concluding episodes of the film 'The Million Dollar Mystery' were completed and a serial film will be screened. 'Diamond from the Sky' is excepted to screen soon.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-02-18
Summary:

The Tramp' featuring Henry Krauss will be screened tonight at the Victoria Theatre. Pathe's British and American Gazettes are really good this week and comic pictures are worth seeing. A well-known cinema serial 'The Fatal Ring' featuring Pearl White is expected shortly from…

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Headline: The Cinemas
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-04-15
Summary:

Seats were fully occupied at Victoria and Hongkong Theatre. In the twentieth century the role of a hero is played by a female rather than male and Pearl White fulfils every requirement in the 'Fatal Ring.' Film synopsis included. Many interesting films will be shown in the programme…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1919-01-10
Summary:

There will be a special matinee at the Hongkong Theatre showing a thrilling drama 'The Fatal Ring' in five parts and various comics.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1920-09-30
Summary:

The Hongkong Theatre started with a new programme last night. The famous star Bessie Barriscale takes the leading role in the Triangle production of five parts 'Plain Jane,' a magnificent picture and very amusing. An attractive drama is anticipated for Saturday next, together with some…

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Headline: Kinema Notes
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1920-09-29
Summary:

Tonight the new programme at the Hongkong Theatre will include a beautiful Triangle production in five parts, 'The Plain Jane' featuring Betty Barriscale [sic].

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1920-10-23
Summary:

The Hongkong Theatre is showing a splendid play entitled 'The Devil Stone' featuring Geraldine Farrar with a strong supporting cast. At tomorrow's matinee a Triangle film 'Plain Jane' is to be screened and at 7.15 there will be further episodes of the serial 'The…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1921-03-12
Summary:

From today until Tuesday next a Paramount picture in five parts, 'Pretty Mrs Smith' featuring Fritzie [sic] Scheff, will be screened at the Hongkong Theatre. Fatty Arbuckle will be seen in a delightful 2-part love comedy. At the 7:15 performance a new serial in fifteen episodes '…

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

The change of programme at the Hongkong Theatre tonight brings a most interesting 6-part drama 'Fighting Cressy,' featuring the popular star Blanche Sweet. At the 7.15 p.m. performance the 9th and 10th episodes of the serial film the 'Iron Test,' will be screened. Special…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1921-04-23
Summary:

From today until Tuesday night a 5-part drama 'The Ruler of the Road,' featuring Frank Keenan will be screened at the Hongkong Theatre. Interesting Pathe Gazette and comedies will also be screened. At 7.15 p.m. the 13th and 14th episodes of the 'Iron Test' will be shown.