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: 1915-03-13
Summary:

One of the local cinematograph theatres has been screening a film founded on a novel by Gabriele D' Annunzio. The manufacturers tend to produce morbidly sensational novels rather than dramatised or photographic representations of recognised plays. When Victor Hugo's 'Les…

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Headline: Victoria
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-08-21
Summary:

The Friday, Saturday and Sunday programme at the Victoria Theatre was as well patronised as such an excellent bill of fare deserved to be. The Pathe Gazette was a particularly good one and the special war pictures beyond praise. The centre-piece was a beautifully staged romantic play: 'The…

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Headline: Palisade
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-08-21
Summary:

On Saturday night, the Palisade offered one of its especially good programmes, but unfortunately the rain entered with proceedings and the spectators were obliged to seek shelter. We are asked by the management to announce that it will welcome, free of charge, all patrons who were compelled to…

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

The Palisade at Kowloon is not only maintaining but is vastly increasing its popularity, and very large numbers of people from both sides of the Harbour have visited it during the weekend. The pictures shown are of a good class, and the seating accommodation is particularly satisfactory.…

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Headline: The Palisade
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-08-30
Summary:

The management of the Palisade, Kowloon, has arranged a special attraction for tonight by the engagement of a string band, which will render a number of appropriate selections during the programme. There will no doubt be a larger audience if the weather keeps fine, for the series of films to be…

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Headline: The Palisade
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-09-01
Summary:

The management of Kowloon's popular open-air cinematograph has arranged a most attractive change of programme for tonight. The seventh episode of the thrilling 'Black Box' mystery is to be screened, while a further special feature is a very fine dramatic film entitled 'The…

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Headline: Victoria
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-09-04
Summary:

An extremely good programme has been put on at the Victoria during the weekend. Dr. Rowe and Madame Mora performed. The pictures included some more war films and a good Pathe Gazette; another of the clever Bray Cartoons dealing with the exploits of a police dog. Another feature was a further…

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Headline: Palisade
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-09-04
Summary:

Big attendances have again been the rule at the Palisade open-air theatre at Kowloon, and our original prophecy that the place had only to be known in order to be appreciated seems to have come true. On Saturday, the 7th episode of Mr. E. Phillips Oppenheim's mystery serial 'The Black…

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Headline: Victoria
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-09-11
Summary:

The Friday, Saturday and Sunday programme at the Victoria Theatre contained a most interesting variety of pictures, including the 7th and 8th episodes of Mr. Phillips Oppenheim's 'Black Box.' The Pathe Gazette and war pictures were extremely good, and there was a very jolly '…

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Headline: Palisade
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-09-11
Summary:

At the Palisade, a most interesting programme is on show. On Saturday night, there was the further agreeable addition of a band. The 8th and 9th episodes of the 'Black Box' serial film were given, together with a very fine jungle picture 'The Lion Hunters.' Three good comics…

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Headline: The Palisade
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-09-16
Summary:

The management of the Palisade, Kowloon, has arranged a most attractive programme for tonight, when a full military band will again be in attendance. A special feature is being made of the Kowloon cartoons, which are the work of a local cartoonist. There will also be a number of local slides…

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Headline: Victoria
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-09-25
Summary:

There was a big house at the Victoria on Saturday night when the closing scenes of the popular 'Black Box' film were screened. A special feature of the programme was a new Wiffles picture, representing that hero in as amusing a light as ever. The new Pathe Gazette and war pictures were…

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Headline: The Palisade
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-09-25
Summary:

The programme provided by the Palisade at Kowloon has been in every sense most enjoyable during the weekend. There was a full military band in attendance on Saturday night, when the star feature was the final instalment of the 'Black Box' mystery. The series has been greatly…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-12-22
Summary:

The popularity of cinemas will be enhanced this festive week and the management of the Coronet Theatre, ever cognizant of the needs of the public, have led the way with an arrangement for a number of super productions which, cramped into the span of a week's screening, will provide…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-03-03
Summary:

So successful has been the exhibition of the film 'Les Miserables' at the Apollo Theatre, Shanghai, and so great the demand for seats, that the management decided to continue the same programme for 3 nights. We understand this magnificent film will be shown in Hongkong at an early date…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-05-05
Summary:

There was a large attendance on Saturday night and 'The Usurer' was shown at the Victoria. Miss Ardea also gained popularity. 'Les Miserables,' a film of Victor Hugo's great work, is expected daily.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-05-12
Summary:

Tomorrow is the last night of Howard Sisters at the Victoria Theatre. On Wednesday, 'Les Miserables,' which has been long expected, will be screened.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-05-15
Summary:

Victor Hugo's 'Les Miserables' is the story being given at the Victoria Theatre with the aid of magnificent films which take 3 hours to operate. The story is such as rivets the attention, and the successful exhibitions in Shanghai, India, and other parts of the world will surely…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-05-16
Summary:

A large number of audience was disappointed as they were not able to watch Victor Hugo's 'Les Miserables' due to the huge demand. Film plot included.