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: 1917-02-07
Summary:

The last two episodes of the 'The Mysteries of the Grand Hotel' were shown at the Hongkong Theatre last night, and there is a change of programme tonight. Next Saturday, the popular American serial 'Peg o' the Ring' will begin at this theatre. It consists of fifteen…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1917-02-10
Summary:

Tonight, the management of the Hongkong Theatre is showing the first and second episodes of the splendid film 'Peg O' the Ring.' In this capital picture there are no less than 15 episodes consisting of 30 parts, and picture-goers will be pleased to know that Lucille Love (Grace…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1917-04-11
Summary:

The Hong Kong Theatre offers a fresh martial film 'Terence O' Rourke' [sic], the first episode having been given last night. The 'Goddess' and 'Peg o' the Ring' have been delayed.

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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: 1920-08-06
Summary:

Notwithstanding counter attractions, the attendance at the Hongkong theatre has been very large during the week, and as the 'Seven Deadly Sins' series is coming soon to an end, and a new production from William Fox is being now announced, it is expected that the patronage will be…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1920-08-19
Summary:

This week's programme at the Hongkong Theatre should attract the children. The new drama 'A Child of the Paris Streets,' in which Mae Marsh takes the principal part, deserves good houses. Another fine picture is 'His Naughty Thought,' also a very acceptable film. Fox…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1920-08-25
Summary:

Through some unavoidable delay Fox's production 'Patsy' has not yet arrived at the Hongkong Theatre, and in its place another picture from the same source, 'Durand of the Bad Lands,' has been screening from last Saturday. From today a Triangle plays in five parts, '…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1920-08-03
Summary:

At the Hongkong Theatre last night 'Passion,' another episode of the 'Seven Deadly Sins' was shown to large audiences. The next of the series will be 'Wrath' with H. B. Warner playing the lead role. Coming shortly will be the famous Fox star, June Caprice, in '…

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Headline: Kinema Notes
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1920-08-12
Summary:

At the Hongkong Theatre, the last and most deadly of the 'Seven Sins' is being shown. On Saturday next 'The Pretty Sister of Jose,' a Paramount picture feature Marguerite Clark, will be screened. 'Patsy,' a Fox Production, has not yet arrived. New Vitagraph comedies…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1920-08-24
Summary:

The Fox production 'Patsy' has not yet arrived, while 'Durand of the Bad Lands' is being shown in Hongkong Theatre. Dustin Farnum takes the leading role. Tomorrow a brilliant Triangle 5-part play, 'Flying Colours' featuring William Desmond will be screened.…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1920-09-06
Summary:

At last the Fox production 'Patsy' featuring June Caprice has arrived Hongkong Theatre for screenings. Fox comedy is shown with it.

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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: 1920-12-13
Summary:

No Italian dramas have been produced in Hongkong since the commencement of the war. Fortunately the management of the Hongkong Theatre has been successful in getting one of the finest Italian dramatic films which have been screened for a long time. There was a crowded house on Saturday to…

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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…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1921-03-18
Summary:

A Paramount picture film, in five parts entitled 'The Clever Mrs. Carfax,' featuring Julian Eltinage, is being screened at the Hongkong Theatre. Meanwhile, a comic film, 'A Brass Monkey,' will be released. The subsequent episodes of the serial picture 'The Iron Test…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1921-04-25
Summary:

The 'Ruler of the Road,' a five-reel drama, in which Frank Keenan is seen at his best, is being screened at the Hongkong Theatre. Pathe's Gazette and an interesting comic make up a splendid programme. The serial film 'The Iron Test' (13th and 14th episodes) is shown at…