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: 1916-01-31
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: 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: 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: 1923-03-16
Summary:

Next week, World Theatre is going to screen French author Victor Hugo's story's film version entitled 'Les Miserables.' The William Fox production featuring William Farnum promises to be original to the great French writer's story.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-03-21
Summary:

Beginning from today, World Theatre is going to screen a William Fox production entitled 'Les Miserables' starring William Farnum. Written by French author Victor Hugo, the story depicts the unique features of Paris. The producer has tried his best to make the reproduction historically…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-03-22
Summary:

Yesterday, World Theatre presented a William Fox production 'Les Miserables.' The realistic drama strongly appeals to the emotions of the audience. The film features William Farnum who leaves nothing undone to perform the role of Jean Valjean in the most realistic manner. The play is…