A History Of Film Exhibition And Reception In Colonial Hong Kong: 1897 To 1925
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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-04-01
Summary:

The Red Ace' issued by the Hongkong Film Exchange Company, featuring Marie Walcamp, will be shown for this first time. The film showed signs of popularity and is expected to gain more interests. Film review from Louella O. Parsons of the Chicago Herald included.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-04-03
Summary:

Universal's 'The Red Ace' was screened and a new drama 'Jane Cowl' together with Charlie Chaplin's comic films will be shown.

3
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-04-08
Summary:

The 3rd and 4th episodes of the serial film 'The Red Ace' were screened and will continue till tomorrow night. The American Cinema productions are becoming popular and some of the latest dramas screened in the theatre were much appreciated.

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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: 1918-04-24
Summary:

The subsequent episodes of the serial film 'Red Ace,' featuring Marie Walcamp, are now being screened at the Hongkong Theatre. New pictures will be screened with new comics.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-04-27
Summary:

The Hongkong Theatre advertises that owing to the uncertain arrival of steamers from New York, the next episodes of the 'Red Ace' will be discontinued until further notice.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-05-02
Summary:

While the Red Ace film is being interrupted by non-arrival of subsequent episodes, the management of the Hongkong Theatre has introduced good dramas. Varied programmes are promised at matinees.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-05-04
Summary:

At the Hongkong Theatre, the further instalments of 'The Red Ace' haven't arrived yet. A change of programme takes place with a splendid picture 'Mr Pipp' with Sydney Chaplin and there will be changes of the programme at all matinees. 'Second in Command'…

9
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-05-11
Summary:

The continuation of The Red Ace will soon be resumed. 'Mother Love' will also be screened. Charlie Chaplin is returning soon with cartoons, comics and drama at the Hongkong Theatre.

10
Headline: Hongkong
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-06-12
Summary:

Further episodes in 'The Red Ace' are being shown. Universal Drama 'The Frame Up' and amusing pictures 'The Mormon Maid' and Keystone comic 'Only a Messenger Boy' will be screened at the special matinee.

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Headline: Picture Houses
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-06-18
Summary:

Both cinema theatres have been crowded despite the rain. New films will be shown together with subsequent episodes of several serials. 'Seven Pearls' is attracting big houses in the Victoria Theatre. A new star in 'The Angel Factory' will be shown. As for Hongkong Theatre,…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-06-21
Summary:

The Hongkong Theatre continues its usual arrangement. Tonight is the last screening of 'The Primrose Path' featuring Gladys Hanson. Tomorrow the continuation of the 'Red Ace.'

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-07-05
Summary:

As 'The Red Ace' just completed its final episode, the management of the Hongkong Theatre hopes that another classical photo-play will soon forthcoming. Tomorrow a new programme will be shown, including 'Mrs Plum's Pudding.'

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1919-07-05
Summary:

An extraordinary eighteen episode picture entitled 'The Moon Child' is to be screened at the Hongkong Theatre. The picture features Marie Walcamp of 'Red Ace.'

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1920-01-29
Summary:

The final performance of the five-reel special production, 'The Cry of the Week,' at the Hongkong Theatre, revealed the value of a great producer's intelligence. Tonight, another magnificent masterpiece of Fox's production, entitled 'The Primitive Call,' featuring…