A History Of Film Exhibition And Reception In Colonial Hong Kong: 1897 To 1925
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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1915-11-17
Summary:

Ashes of Happiness' is a two part dramatic coloured picture in which family misunderstanding is at last happily received. 'Snow sports in Switzerland' is an excellent 'interest' film; while the British Gazette and several good comics make up an attractive evening.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1915-12-04
Summary:

The current programme at the Victoria Theatre includes 'Colonel Heeza Liar, explorer' which provokes the audience to roars of laughter. Other good humorous films are 'Friend of the Family,' 'Knight Errant' and 'Bunny and a game of golf,' while 'The…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1916-01-12
Summary:

The Victoria Theatre provides entertainment with variety. 'Wiffles and the Millionaire' is a comedy, 'The Broken Oath' is a long dramatic picture. The 'interest' side is well maintained by films of the Bombay iron and steel industry, 'The Hidden Nest Egg'…

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Headline: The Coronet
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1919-01-08
Summary:

Last night at the theatre, the 5-part Pathe play 'Runaway Romany' was screened. This interesting film depicts Marion Davis in the title role. Other attractions are the British Gazette, 'Zizi,' a comedy and an orchestra which discourses popular music. Tomorrow, Haddon Chamber…

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Headline: The Coronet
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1919-01-24
Summary:

At the Coronet last night there was a long programme of interesting films, including British Gazette, 'The Corsican Sisters,' 'Unlucky Thirteen' and 'The Rose of the Rancho.'

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Headline: The Coronet
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1919-02-17
Summary:

Hell's Hinges' and two comics proved a great draw in Coronet last night. Tonight, Tuesday and Wednesday, another capital programme 'Caligula,' a 4-acts portrays the life of Roman Emperor will play. There is also a popular comic 'Lonesome Luke – Plumber' and a…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1919-04-05
Summary:

Last night in Victoria Theatre, a fine 7-part film 'The Price of a Good Time' was shown. Film plot included. Other funny comics and British Gazette were also able to maintain a good reputation for the theatre. On Monday, there is to be a fine Pathe film 'Loaded Dice' in which…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1919-08-26
Summary:

The much advertised picture 'The Lightning Raider,' one of the best Pathe's productions, will be screened at Victoria Theatre on Thursday night. The management expects a big rush.

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Headline: The Victoria
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1919-09-06
Summary:

The third and fourth episode of Pearl White's Pathe serial 'The Lightning Raider' will be screened in Victoria Theatre, and the Manila string from the s.s. 'Venezula' will be in attendance. Plot summary of the episodes included.

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Headline: The Coronet
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1920-01-05
Summary:

Throughout the New Year Holidays the Coronet Kinema continued to draw large houses, the chief feature being the five part film entitled 'The Warning' in which Mr. Henry Kolker takes the part of a dipsomaniac and shows what lengths of ruination a prosperous family is brought through…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1921-02-24
Summary:

A glimpse of Harold Lloyd in his comedy 'High and Dizzy' and another good picture starring Mae Marsh, 'The Beloved Traitor' are showing today and tomorrow in Coronet Theatre. Noted that Miss Marsh made her fame in Griffith's great picture 'The Birth of a Nation.…

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

Those who visited the Coronet last night, undoubtedly came away with the satisfaction of knowing that 'Thirty a Week' thoroughly deserves the reputation that has preceded it here. The film starred Tom Morre and Tallulah Bankhead. Film plot included. Another programme includes the first…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1921-04-14
Summary:

Featuring Dorothy Dalton in the principal role, 'Love Letters,' a Paramount drama in 5 reels was screened for the first time at the Hongkong Theatre. The thrilling drama 'Dawn' will be repeated. On Sunday, the chief attraction will be 'Our Better Selves' with Fannie…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1921-07-30
Summary:

The film version of Sir Arthur Wing Pinero's 'Mind the Paint Girl' will be seen at the Empire Theatre, starring Anita Stewart. An unusually British Gazette showing Wonderful Derby scenes, views from air, views of Canton will also be included. While tomorrow Mary Pickford, will be…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1921-10-24
Summary:

The Whispering Chorus' is the current attraction of Coronet Theatre. Film synopsis included. In addition to the usual British gazette and colour studies of dancing, a fil of great local interest is shown under the title 'Hongkong.' Familiar Street scenes, West Point singsong girls…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1921-11-05
Summary:

Kowloon Theatre provided a good illustration of the kinema dance last night. After the British gazette had been screened, the dance held for an hour. A splendid First National attraction 'Forty-Five minutes from Broadway,' with Charles Ray in the leading role followed.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1907-12-23 - 1907-12-31
Summary:

Matinee on 24th 4.30 p.m. Grand presentation of toys for children. Grand programmes during the Xmas season. New Apparatus and Films for sale, at cheap rates.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1907-12-31 - 1908-01-02
Summary:

New Year Season. Wonderful films just arrived. Superb exhibition.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1908-02-07 - 1908-02-13
Summary:

Tonight! Tonight! First appearance in Hongkong of Prof. Carl Rozello, the entertaining English magician and society entertainer. Performances by Melle Yvonne D'Arthis, Miss Nellie Loftus, Little Miss Irene. New films, humoristic and sentimental. Machado's String Band. Time 9 to 11.…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1908-02-05 - 1908-02-10
Summary:

Great Change of Programme. All new films. Fregolini, transformist and monologue. Lady Artist. New Songs. Magnificent films just arrived from Paris. Two performances nightly. Don't forget the address: Des Voeux Road, Pottinger Street.