A History Of Film Exhibition And Reception In Colonial Hong Kong: 1897 To 1925
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Headline: The Palisade
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-08-18
Summary:

The management of the Palisade Cinema is including the Weekend programme the first two instalments. Each situation is plausible and interesting in the pictures. 'The Black Box' featured in 15 episodes and made by the Universal Film Manufacturing Co., the play is written by Mr. E.…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-08-21
Summary:

The programme includes a serial film 'The Black Box' and war pictures, particularly the British Gazette. There was a good feature 'The Golden Sword Knot' and the comic cartoon picture 'The Police Dog No. 1' raised many a hearty laugh. The band of the 18th Infantry…

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Headline: The Palisade
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-08-21
Summary:

The management of the Palisade will welcome free of charge those who were compelled to leave early on Saturday night. The band will attend and 'The Black Box' by E. Phillips Oppenheim will be screened.

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Headline: The Palisade
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-08-26
Summary:

The Black Box,' by E. Phillips Oppenheim, is being shown at the Palisade and great entertainments were screened. Film plot for the fourth and fifth episodes included. Other films include 'Comedy and Tragedy,' 'Kitchener's Army,' Keystone's 'Kid Love,…

5
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-08-31
Summary:

A large audience was attracted to the Victoria Theatre by the performance of Dr. Richard Rowe and 'Mora' with hand tricks and answering questions of audiences. The pictures included further episodes of the 'Black Box' and 'Romona' [sic].

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Headline: The Palisade
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-09-01
Summary:

The mid-week programme was good in addition to showing famous films produced by studios. The 7th Episode of the 'Black Box' is being shown. The band of the 'Russia' will play during the evening.

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Headline: The Palisade
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-09-05
Summary:

The management of the Palisade has been secured the services of the String Band of 'Express of Russia.' Another episode of the 'Black Box Mystery' will be screened.

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Headline: The Palisade
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-09-13
Summary:

The mid-week programme of Kowloon's al fresco theatre is promising with 'Black Box Mystery.' Comics and 'Memories that Haunt' are shown whereas a full military band will give selections.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-09-16
Summary:

The management of the Victoria Theatre promises further sensational serial films when the run of 'The Black Box' is concluded, among them being 'The Broken Coin.' The next serial film will be 'Red Circle.'

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-09-16
Summary:

In addition to two further instalments of the 'Black Box' and several other excellent pictures, the management of the Palisade has arranged to show during the weekend several clever caricatures of Kowloonites drawn by a Kowloon resident.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-09-22
Summary:

Further episodes of the popular film the 'Black Box' will be shown at the Victoria Theatre during the week. The next serial film will be the 'Red Circle.'

12
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-04-01
Summary:

The Red Ace' issued by the Hongkong Film Exchange Company, featuring Marie Walcamp, will be shown for this first time. The film showed signs of popularity and is expected to gain more interests. Film review from Louella O. Parsons of the Chicago Herald included.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-04-03
Summary:

Universal's 'The Red Ace' was screened and a new drama 'Jane Cowl' together with Charlie Chaplin's comic films will be shown.

14
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-04-08
Summary:

The 3rd and 4th episodes of the serial film 'The Red Ace' were screened and will continue till tomorrow night. The American Cinema productions are becoming popular and some of the latest dramas screened in the theatre were much appreciated.

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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: 1918-04-24
Summary:

The subsequent episodes of the serial film 'Red Ace,' featuring Marie Walcamp, are now being screened at the Hongkong Theatre. New pictures will be screened with new comics.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-04-27
Summary:

The Hongkong Theatre advertises that owing to the uncertain arrival of steamers from New York, the next episodes of the 'Red Ace' will be discontinued until further notice.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-05-02
Summary:

While the Red Ace film is being interrupted by non-arrival of subsequent episodes, the management of the Hongkong Theatre has introduced good dramas. Varied programmes are promised at matinees.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-05-04
Summary:

At the Hongkong Theatre, the further instalments of 'The Red Ace' haven't arrived yet. A change of programme takes place with a splendid picture 'Mr Pipp' with Sydney Chaplin and there will be changes of the programme at all matinees. 'Second in Command'…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-05-11
Summary:

The continuation of The Red Ace will soon be resumed. 'Mother Love' will also be screened. Charlie Chaplin is returning soon with cartoons, comics and drama at the Hongkong Theatre.