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: 1912-02-15
Summary:

During the remainder of the week patrons of the Bijou Scenic' Theatre are favoured with a complete change of programme. 'Cod Fishing from a Trawler' is a most interesting and instructive film as are also Pathe's Weekly Gazette and The Gaumont Graphic, showing the latest news…

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Headline: The Cinemas
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-04-18
Summary:

Hongkong has had little cause to complain of lack of entertainment for many months past, yet through it all the Victoria and Bijou Cinemagraphs have maintained their own as attractions and seldom fail to draw large houses. At the Victoria, the Quealys made success, while the sisters Price were…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-05-31
Summary:

It is easy to understand why Mr. R. H. Stephenson, or 'Bob' Stephenson as his intimates call him, the popular lessee and manager of the Bijou Scenic Theatre, is looking forward with such pleasurable anticipation to his forthcoming trip to Australia. The Bijou closes down after this…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-10-11
Summary:

The Victoria Cinematograph Theatre presented last night the great detective picture called 'The Escape of the white Glove Gang,' which is full of thrilling events and will run for 4 nights. 'Max as Cab Driver' creates a great amusement, and the Gaumont Graphic shows the…

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

The Victoria Theatre offerings this week amuse and interest the usual large audiences which patronize this well-known house. The Gaumont Graphic shows the latest happenings abroad, including the King's visit to Lancashire and his reception by the mill girls. The outstanding feature of the…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1914-06-06
Summary:

The programme most worthy of mention was the Gaumont Graphic, giving the latest news from home, including an excellent series of pictures dealing with the Home Rule Question, and two very fine portraits of Sir Edward Carson, and New York. Other pictures included: 'Too many Caseys' (…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1914-06-11
Summary:

The programme at the Victoria Theatre was excellent and the films were remarkably good. The fourth series of arch-criminal Fantomas was shown once more. The Gaumont Graphic shows the various happenings in Europe and America.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-01-08
Summary:

At the Bijou Theatre, the Gaumont War Graphic will be shown as well as 'The Black Men Club' and 'What a resemblance!'

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-06-16
Summary:

England's National Theatre, Drury Lane, is occupied by the cinematograph. The War Office recognized the cinematograph and allowed it to visit the seat of war. The earnings of English film actors in America can indicate the size and resources of the film business. With its scope, the dignity…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-07-13
Summary:

The Palisade had successful opening last night. It is 130 feet long and 80 feet wide, and it will comfortably accommodate 1,000 people. It also has a nice design with a screen of considerable size, 18 feet by 24 feet and the picture could be seen readily from all parts of the floor. And the…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1917-03-28
Summary:

The final episodes of 'The Master Key' were screened last night at the Bijou Theatre. Commencing tonight are two splendid Italian dramas 'The Judge's Wife.' The interesting Gaumont Graphic make up a fine programme.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-07-20
Summary:

The 5th and 6th episodes of the serial film 'Strange Case of Mary Page' will be shown. Together with a comedy 'Hushing Scandal' in two parts, featuring Sydney Chaplin, and Gaumont Graphic. Paramount picture 'Public Opinion' will also be screened soon.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-07-31
Summary:

The 7th and 8th episodes of the 'Strange Case of Mary Page' will be screened tonight with Gaumont Graphic and Keystone Comics. A ten reel film 'A Daughter of the Gods' will be exhibited with amazing scenes, featuring Annette Kellermann and made by William Fox. Film synopsis…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-08-06
Summary:

The 9th and 10th episodes of 'Mary Page' will be screened tonight at the Hongkong Theatre. Also, the Gaumont Graphic Gazette, several comics and a Paramount Feature film 'Sweet Kitty Bellairs' will be shown soon.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-08-21
Summary:

The Hongkong Theatre screens the final episodes of a serial film'Mary Page.' Also, the Gaumont Graphic and selected comics will be shown in the intervals. Paramount feature 'Victory of Conscience' featuring Miss Lov-Tellgen [sic] in five reels will be screened on Saturday. As…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1919-07-25
Summary:

The fifth and sixth episodes of the serial film 'The Moon Child' will be screened at the Hongkong Theatre at the matinee and 7.15 p.m. performance next Saturday. At night, the production by Thomas Dixon, entitled 'The Fall of a Nation' will be shown for the first time. The…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1919-08-01
Summary:

The Birth of a Nation' was a tax upon self-control, but far more wearing upon a director must have been in the preparation of the spectacle 'Intolerance' which, at the Coronet Theatre promises to be the sensation of the season. Film synopsis included.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1919-12-05
Summary:

The beginning of the winter finds the British film in a much stronger position. The article included opinions from Mr. William A. Brady and also talked about the British productions. One of the most important development is the formation of the Alliance Company, which has purchased probably the…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-05-27
Summary:

Countless film features have been shown here with Norma Talmadge in the starring role. This is perfectly true of 'The Wonderful Thing,' a First National picture directed by Herbert Brenon. Harrison Ford is also in the film and there is also the novelty of a real American society leader…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-05-29
Summary:

For the last time tonight, Hongkong cinema-goers will have an opportunity of seeing 'The Face in the Dark' starring Mae Marsh who made such a hit in 'Birth of a Nation' and 'Intolerance.' 'The Face in the Dark' is the current feature at the Queen's…