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: 1922-10-25
Summary:

Hongkong Amusement, Ltd. announce the big attractions for the Kowloon people. Kowloon Theatre is going to screen the first Finnish picture of the colony, entitled 'Flame of Life,' a film version of a Finnish novel. The film is produced by the Swedish Biograph Company which also…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1922-11-01
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is going to screen 'The Fame of Life,' the first Finnish film to be shown in the Colony. The film is the second production of the Swedish Biograph Company, the first one was 'Love's Crucible.' Based on a Finnish novel, the film features Lars Hanson.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1922-12-28
Summary:

Kowloon Theatre is showing the Swedish film entitled 'Thy Soul Shall Bear Witness.' The film is extraordinarily lauded by London Times. The film promises to be far ahead of its forerunners like 'Love's Crucible' and 'The Flame of Life.'

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-12-12
Summary:

Today, World Theatre will be screening the Universal-Jewel production entitled 'The Flame of Life.' The film was directed by Hobart Henley. The ranch at Universal City together with leased acreage in the San Fernando Valley was tunnelled and bored for shafts and underground passages…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-12-13
Summary:

Last night, World Theatre screened a Hobart Henley Universal-Jewel production entitled 'The Flame of Life' featuring Priscilla Dean who presented a portrayal great in its very simplicity. The story is not a conventional one. It is quite human and complete.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-09-01
Summary:

World Theatre will be screening a Universal super-Jewel production 'A Lady of Quality' starring Hobart Henley, from next Wednesday. Hobart Henley is famous for his directing films like 'The Flame of Life' and 'The Flirt.'

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-09-09
Summary:

Star Theatre will be screening a Paramount picture 'A Full House,' tomorrow night. The film features Bryant Washburn. Film synopsis included.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-09-10
Summary:

Today, Star Theatre will be screening 'A Full House' starring Lois Wilson and Bryant Washburn.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1925-07-23
Summary:

Hongkong Amusements Limited will take over the Queen's Theatre from 1st August next. Mr. H. W. Ray plans to procure latest releases from Paramount, United Artists, First National and Metro-Goldwyn with such big specials as 'Captain Blood' from Vitagraph, 'The Phantom of the…