A History Of Film Exhibition And Reception In Colonial Hong Kong: 1897 To 1925
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Headline: Bijou
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-10-09
Summary:

At the Bijou Theatre, the popular American serial 'The Broken Coin,' is still in progress, part four and five occupying part of the weekend programme. In addition, the three-part film 'The Wreck' and some Keystone pictures are being screened.

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Headline: Bijou Theatre
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-10-16
Summary:

The new instalments of the popular film 'The Broken Coin' have been well received at the Bijou Theatre, some Keystone comics adding attractions. The 11th and 12th episodes will be shown tonight and tomorrow.

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

The 'What Nots' made their final appearance at the Victoria Theatre last night, in the presence of a good and appreciative house. Tonight, the first and second episodes of the film drama, 'The Broken Coin' will be screened at this theatre.

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

At the Victoria Theatre on Friday night, the first two episodes of the new serial 'The Red Circle' were shown and proved very exciting. Two war pictures were screened: 'Approaching the Second Line,' and 'The Battle of the Somme.' As comic relief, a new Wiffles film…

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

At the Bijou Theatre, during the weekend, 'The Trey o' Hearts' and 'The Broken Coin' have been the attractions, and the new episodes have been fully appreciated. There will be a complete change of programme on Wednesday.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-10-25
Summary:

A new programme was introduced at the Victoria Theatre last night, the best feature of which was a cinematograph version of Lucien Rosenberg's [sic] 'Zizi.' The third and fourth episodes of the American serial 'The Broken Coin' were given, and in addition, some good…

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

The popular film 'The Red Circle' continues to draw good houses at the Victoria Theatre. With it, during the weekend, were screened a new Pathe Gazette and 'The Battle of Champagne' and a couple of Keystone comics. Last night, there was again a good attendance, and on this…

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

At the Bijou Theatre, the weekend attractions have been the 10th and 11th episodes of 'The Trey o' Hearts,' the 17th episode of 'The Broken Coin' and a Keystone comedy. There will be a complete change of programme tomorrow night.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-11-08
Summary:

Last night at the Victoria Theatre, the 5th, 6th and 7th episodes of 'The Broken Coin' were screened. In addition, there were two excellent comedies 'Snob Opens the Hunt' and 'The Good-hearted Tramp,' the latter a film version of a very old French story, was done 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: Bijou Theatre
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-12-14
Summary:

The Bijou Theatre is now screening the final episode of 'The Broken Coin,' and the programme also includes a good drama entitled 'On the Track of the Spider League.'

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-09-09
Summary:

Star Theatre will be screening a Paramount picture 'A Full House,' tomorrow night. The film features Bryant Washburn. Film synopsis included.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-09-10
Summary:

Today, Star Theatre will be screening 'A Full House' starring Lois Wilson and Bryant Washburn.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1910-09-23
Summary:

It is New York correspondent of the Observer witnessed a demonstration of Edison's new invention, the kinetophone. A man shown on a screen was seen throwing an iron ball on the floor. There was a perfect reproduction of sounds, including that of a motor horn.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-04-15
Summary:

The kinetophone is Mr. Thomas A. Edison's latest invention. Hong Kong will be able to see it in the evening of the 23rd. at the Theatre Royal. He took a newspaperman to his experimental theatre and explained that the kernel was the absolute synchronisation of the movements in the motion…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-04-28
Summary:

The first public exhibition of the Edison Kinetophone is to take place tonight at 9 p.m. (at Theatre Royal), and Hong Kong theatre-goers will be startled by the life-like reproductions of synchronised motions and sounds.

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Headline: Local
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-04-29
Summary:

Edison's latest invention, the Kinetophone, is described in today's paper. A demonstration was given in the Theatre Royal last night

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-04-29
Summary:

A large number of people assembled at the Theatre Royal last night to witness the first demonstration in Hong Kong of Edison's latest invention Kinetophone, the union of moving picture with voice was pleasing and effective. The first item was a short description of the invention, given by a…

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Headline: The Kinetophone
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-05-02
Summary:

The Kinetophone has been attracting large audiences to the Theatre Royal. The combination of voice and picture is not yet perfect, but it is well ahead of the picture alone, and is capable of improvement. There was a trifling mishap last night, when a spring broke, but the matter was promptly…

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Headline: The Kinetophone
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-05-03
Summary:

The Kinetophone programme at Theatre Royal was greatly appreciated, though many members of audiences felt dissatisfied at the failure of the D.C.L.I. band to put in an appearance until half time and a similar thing occurred on Tuesday night.