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: 1923-10-29
Summary:

A letter from a reader to an editor, stated that the previous article from China Mail 'Education By Film.' It is said that the only cinema machines which have fixed optical centre are covered by American Patents. This is a wrong statement as the fixed optical centre with which our…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1912-04-29
Summary:

For this evening and tomorrow Mr Stephenson has secured for his popular Bijou Scenic Theatre a really fine set of pictures which all should see. One which has been greeted with rounds of applause is that in which two of the most prominent cinematograph artistes figures, namely Max Linder, the…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1913-02-05
Summary:

An exceptionally good programme is being presented by the manager R. H. Stephenson this week. The films are as good as ever. A story by Max Linder, the inimitable cinema humorist, the Pathe Gazette, and two star comics are included in the programme. Performance by Miss Cecile Stephano and Miss…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1913-02-27
Summary:

The picture programme is capitally varied and includes some good comics. Currently events are shown on the Pathe Gazette, the latest happenings being all faithfully recorded. An interesting film shows some of the extraordinary fears that are accomplished at the School of Gymnastics at Tanville.…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1913-05-13
Summary:

A very attractive holiday programme was submitted to large audiences at the Bijou Scenic Theatre last night. The 'Nick Winter' and comic films were well chosen. The 'Pathe Gazette' and 'Gaumont Graphic' are showing the latest happenings on the Home continent.…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1913-05-23
Summary:

A capital programme is being submitted at the Bijou Theatre this week. The pictures include 'The Nabob.' The leading part is taken by M. Bernard. Other good subjects are 'The Diving Girl' and 'Conquering Carrie.' The Pathe Gazette shows the latest happenings of the…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1913-08-29
Summary:

This comfortable picture hall continues to attract a large audience at both houses nightly, and during this week home capital films have been screened. An interesting travel picture showing scenes in the Philippines is very clear and steady. The latest events are shown by Pathe Gazette, which…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1915-11-15
Summary:

Two long films are in the programme now showing at the Victoria Theatre. The 'Bridge on the Year' is a well-told four part story of the great war. 'Max's Double Part' is a comedy in which Max Linder appears with the usual laughable results. 'Tricks of a Tab' is…

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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: 1919-05-05
Summary:

The final episode of the 'House of Hate' is now screening at the Victoria. Another masterpiece serial entitled 'Hands Up' with Ruth Roland in the leading role, and a Pathe attraction 'The Phantom Rider' are coming to screen.

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Headline: The Victoria
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1919-05-19
Summary:

In Victoria Theatre, Charlie Chaplin's million dollar picture 'A Dog's Life' will be screened. A new superb serial has been started, which entitled as 'Hands Up,' featuring Ruth Roland the popular Pathe Star. For the weekend, the first two episodes of this picture…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1919-05-26
Summary:

Owing to the insistent demands of patrons, Victoria Theatre will provide screening of Charlie Chaplin's 'A Dog's Life' again on Wednesday, and also Pathe's Gazette. Tonight 'The Other Woman' will be on board and on Thursday, episodes 5 and 6 of 'Hands Up…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1919-05-29
Summary:

There is every prospect of a big house tonight when for the first time Episode 5 and 6 of 'Hands Up' will be projected at the Victoria Theatre. 'Hands Up' is from the pen of Gilson Willets, and starred by Ruth Roland. 'The Other Woman' will be screened for the last…

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

Miss Phyllis Faye, the well-known versatile Australian artist, will give a sensational exhibition of the fire dance in Victoria Theatre. Pathe's Gazette, a new episode of 'Hands Up' and a Toto comedy, will also be included in the programme.