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: 1916-11-23
Summary:

There was fairly good house at the Hongkong Theatre last night, the attraction being 'The Million Dollar Mystery,' Parts 17, 18, and 19. There will be a change of programme on Saturday, when the opening episodes of a new American serial will be shown. The title of the new picture is…

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Headline: Hongkong
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-12-12
Summary:

At the Hongkong, the 8th and 9th episodes of 'The Diamond from the Sky' and the 12th of 'The Trey o' Hearts' are being shown, together with a god Max Linder film 'The Conjurer's Triumph.' There will be a complete change of programme tomorrow night.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-12-26
Summary:

At the Hongkong Theatre, there was a special Christmas matinee. The programme was a good one, including, in addition to the 16th and 17th episodes of 'The Diamond from the Sky,' a two-part comedy 'The School Girl' and a most interesting gymnastic film.

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Headline: Hongkong
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1917-01-09
Summary:

At the Hongkong, 'The Diamond from the Sky' is still very popular and is followed with close interest by the regular frequenters of the course. There is a change of programme tomorrow night, when further episodes of this serial will be shown.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1917-01-10
Summary:

Tonight, tomorrow and on Friday the last three episodes of 'The Diamond from the Sky' are to be screened at the Hongkong Theatre.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-11-25
Summary:

The management of the Hongkong Theatre has secured another serial film in 30 episodes, entitled 'The Diamond from the Sky.' It comprises a strong, human story. It commences tonight with the first two episodes.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-12-02
Summary:

The concluding episodes of the film 'The Million Dollar Mystery' were completed and a serial film will be screened. 'Diamond from the Sky' is excepted to screen soon.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-02-18
Summary:

The Tramp' featuring Henry Krauss will be screened tonight at the Victoria Theatre. Pathe's British and American Gazettes are really good this week and comic pictures are worth seeing. A well-known cinema serial 'The Fatal Ring' featuring Pearl White is expected shortly from…

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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: 1919-01-10
Summary:

There will be a special matinee at the Hongkong Theatre showing a thrilling drama 'The Fatal Ring' in five parts and various comics.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1919-05-20
Summary:

Commencing tomorrow the Hongkong Theatre is showing 'The Tongues of Men' a fine drama by Edward Childs Carpenter. Film plot included. Film version of Charles Dickens' 'Great Expectations' will be screened soon.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1919-05-21
Summary:

Charles Dickens' famous novel 'Great Expectations' will be screened this afternoon and tonight at the Hongkong Theatre, instead of 'The Tongues of Men' which has been put off.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1919-05-24
Summary:

Screening of Charles Dickens' 'Great Expectations' and excellent supporting comedies. Another fine Triangle film, 'The Missing Links' featuring Norma Talmadge, will be shown tonight.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1919-06-03
Summary:

Today being a public holiday a special Matinee will take place at the Hongkong Theatre, at which 'Great Expectations' will be repeated by general request. Marie Doro plays the leading role.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1919-05-20
Summary:

Constance Collier, the famous London Star was in 'The Tongues of Men' which will appear in Hongkong Theatre on Wednesday. Another renowned novelist's romantic picture, 'Great Expectations' by Charles Dickens, will be screened on Saturday.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1919-05-22
Summary:

Louise Huff and Jack Pickford, the two principal roles in Charles Dickens' 'Great Expectations,' have proved the predicted success in Yesterday's show in Hongkong Theatre.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1921-03-12
Summary:

From today until Tuesday next a Paramount picture in five parts, 'Pretty Mrs Smith' featuring Fritzie [sic] Scheff, will be screened at the Hongkong Theatre. Fatty Arbuckle will be seen in a delightful 2-part love comedy. At the 7:15 performance a new serial in fifteen episodes '…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1921-03-30
Summary:

The change of programme at the Hongkong Theatre tonight brings a most interesting 6-part drama 'Fighting Cressy,' featuring the popular star Blanche Sweet. At the 7.15 p.m. performance the 9th and 10th episodes of the serial film the 'Iron Test,' will be screened. Special…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1921-04-23
Summary:

From today until Tuesday night a 5-part drama 'The Ruler of the Road,' featuring Frank Keenan will be screened at the Hongkong Theatre. Interesting Pathe Gazette and comedies will also be screened. At 7.15 p.m. the 13th and 14th episodes of the 'Iron Test' will be shown.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1921-03-14
Summary:

A Paramount picture in five parts, 'Pretty Mrs. Smith,' featuring Fritzi Scheff, is being screened at the Hongkong Theatre. The popular Fatty is appearing in a comic entitled 'Fatty Arbuckle in Love.' Also, at the 7.15 performance a thrilling serial picture, 'The Iron…