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: 1918-06-08
Summary:

The first and second episodes of 'The Seven Pearls,' a popular 'episode' film, in which Molly [sic] King and Creighton Hale take part was shown at the Victoria Theatre last night before a large audience. It is a play with a mystery and the burning question throughout is…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1918-06-26
Summary:

The chief feature of Victoria Theatre last night was the very fine five-part film 'The Last of the Carnaby's' [sic].Miss Gladys Hulette is the star figure of the film. Other features of the programme were a very interesting American Gazette and a picture of the Empire Day…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1918-07-05
Summary:

Last night at the Victoria Theatre, the British Gazette is peculiarly interesting. Molly [sic] King is the star of the two episodes of the 'Seven Pearls'; while the comedy is amply provided for in 'We Never Sleep,' a two-part Lonesome Luke absurdity in which this eccentric…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1918-07-16
Summary:

Tonight and tomorrow night, the Victoria Theatre has a special programme which should make a big appeal to its patrons. The star feature is the great 'Gold Rooster' five-part drama, 'The Spender,' which is one of the most powerfully-acted films ever screened in the Colony.…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1918-07-17
Summary:

The very fine programme put on at the Victoria Theatre last night drew a most appreciative audience. The main feature was the five-part film 'The Spender,' which is one of the most exciting and strongly-acted dramas screened in Hong Kong for a long time past. The beautiful Pathe colour…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1918-07-31
Summary:

There should be a large attendance at the Victoria Theatre tomorrow night when the final episodes of the 'Seven Pearls' are to be screened. All the mysteries of this serial will then be unravelled, and an unexpected ending is promised. There will also be shown a very pretty two-part…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1918-08-02
Summary:

The programme showed last night at the Victoria Theatre was excellent. It will be continued tonight and tomorrow. The principal feature is the fifteenth episode of 'The Seven Pearls.' Another most enjoyable item of the programme is the photoplay 'The Little Sisters,' which is…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-04-04
Summary:

The high standard of excellence at which the Coronet has always aimed and has succeeded in well establishing is sustained by the pleasing programme being given tonight and tomorrow. This includes an absorbing drama entitled 'The Children of the House.' Film synopsis included. In…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-11-05
Summary:

The Shell Game' is another remarkable Metro production. It was screened at the Coronet last night to a good audience when an additional attraction was provided in the string hand from the s.s. Colombia. Another acceptable item in last night's programme was a Rolin comedy in which the…

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Headline: The Coronet
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-11-17
Summary:

The Come Back,' now being shown at the Coronet, is another Metro production. Film synopsis included. As a story, the film is rather stereotyped, but there are numerous passages providing plenty of humour and excitement. To add to the attractiveness of the programme, there is a Harold Lloyd…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-04-12
Summary:

Yesterday was commenced the first two episodes of 'Pirate Gold' at the Coronet, and, as promised by the management, the film is a welcome departure from the usual serial story hitherto shown in Hong Kong. Of the dramatic variety, the film is relieved by flashes of humour which come and…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-05-05
Summary:

Star Theatre is going to screen the film version of a novel of the same name by Vicente Blasco Ibanez entitled, 'The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse' which had a successful run in London. The original story is presented in a much more intense manner on screen by director Mr. Rex Ingram…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-05-07
Summary:

For the first time today, Star Theatre is going to screen the film version of Vicente Blasco Ibanez's novel entitled 'The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.' The big settings are one of the notable features of the film. Film synopsis included.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-05-09
Summary:

Star Theatre is showing the pictorial representation of Vincente Ibanez, entitled 'The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.' The picture aptly exhibits the horrors of the Great War. Together with 'Intolerance,' this latest Coronet production should be taken over by the League of…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-05-15
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is going to screen 'The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse' for two days. The final screening will take place on Wednesday evening.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-05-16
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is going to screen 'The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse' for the last time tonight. The picture aptly exhibits the horrors of the Great War.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-06-26
Summary:

On Friday, Coronet Theatre will be screening 'The Four Horsemen' again. The full orchestra will play special music during the showing of the picture.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-06-27
Summary:

From today till Monday, Queen's Theatre will be screening 'Mothers-in-Law' at the 5:15 and 9:15 performances. The film will satisfy not only those who see it as a diversion from routine life but also those who perceive the moral of the story and measure its influence on human…

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Headline: White Tiger'
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-07-17
Summary:

Queen's Theatre is currently screening 'White Tiger' featuring Priscilla Dean. The cast also includes Raymond Griffith, Matt Moore and Wallace Beery. Beery is famous for his performance in 'Robin Hood' and 'The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.' Film synopsis…

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Headline: The Sheik'
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-07-22
Summary:

(To the Editor of the 'Hongkong Telegraph') Performances of Rudolph Valentino and Agnes Ayres in 'The Sheik' which is the current attraction at the Coronet Theatre, have been quite disappointing. The film lacked 'pop' and Rudolph Valentino's acting was nothing…