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: 1915-01-07
Summary:

The film 'Fascination,' 'Obstacle Gun Drill,' 'The Belle and the Bracelet,' 'The Mocking Actress' have been screened for the last few nights. Tomorrow night, 'High Treason' will be screened for the first time, and with it, a fourth series of war…

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Headline: Victoria
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1915-11-22
Summary:

Full houses have again been the rule at the Victoria at the various weekend performances. The Friday and Monday programme at the Victoria contains some bright little comics, another Wiffles picture, Pathe's Gazette 'The Flight that Saves,' and a coloured picture of the Cotentin…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1915-11-24
Summary:

A feature of the current programme at the Victoria Theatre is the three-part drama 'Fascination,' one of Messrs. Pathe Freres' big achievements.

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Headline: Victoria
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-01-31
Summary:

In point of plot and of acting 'The Sin of Jean Perlot' is one of the greatest successes Messrs Pathe have achieved. Other items include Pathe's British Gazette, the French Troops in Alsace, some comics and an American drama entitled 'The Heart of Maggie Malone.'…

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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: 1917-03-31
Summary:

There was a packed house at the Victoria Theatre last night and a most interesting programme was gone through, including Pathe's British and American Gazette, 'Despised' (a two-part play), 'The Star Boarder' (introducing Charlie Chaplin), 'The Great War' , and…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1917-05-30
Summary:

An excellent new programme was put on at the Victoria Theatre last evening, which included Pathe's British Gazette and 'The High Hand,' a six-part film dealing with American labour and political questions.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1922-07-31
Summary:

Today, Coronet Theatre is going to screen the famous 1922 Derby which was won by Captain Cuttle. The Theatre will also present two comedies, 'Her Unwilling Husband,' starring Blanche Sweet and 'Now or Never,' starring Harold Lloyd.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-08-24
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is going to screen 'The Mark of Zorro' featuring Douglas Fairbanks. The period is that of Mexican California about a hundred years ago. Quality performance from Mr. Fairbanks makes the film an absolute treat to watch. Film synopsis included.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-08-28
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is currently screening 'The Mark of Zorro' featuring Douglas Fairbanks who plays a dual role in the movie. The film is set in old California when it was under the Mexican government and a colony of Spain. Film synopsis included.