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: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-06-03
Summary:

The new Pathe serial 'The Seven Pearls' to be screened at the Victoria Theatre is a thrilling one. Artistes contributed to the success of the picture, apart from the interesting story of the serials. The story was written by Chas. W. Goddard, who wrote 'The Perils of Pauline…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-06-08
Summary:

Last night, the Pathe Freres' new serial film 'The Seven Pearls' was commenced at the Victoria Theatre, starring Molly King, Creighton Hale and Leon Bary. The actor's performance, setting and photography were greatly appreciated. Film synopsis included.

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Headline: The Victoria
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-06-12
Summary:

The first two episodes of 'Seven Pearls' and a Pathe Gold Rooster film 'Simon the Jester,' taken from the novel by W. J. Locke, featuring Edwin Arden, Irene Warfield and Alma Tell will be screened. New comics and British and American Gazettes will be screened next week.

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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: 1918-06-19
Summary:

The 'Seven Pearls' serial film commences at the Victoria Theatre on Thursday.

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

The 7th and 8th episodes of 'The Seven Pearls.' Serial film 'Judex' will be screened and there will be a performance by The Ginks and the company on Sunday. The American Gazette will be screened soon.

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Headline: The Victoria
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-07-12
Summary:

At the Victoria Theatre, the 9th and 10th episodes of 'The Seven Pearls' were shown, featuring Molly King. Film plot included. Interesting items including Max Linder film, British Gazette and Pathe colour film 'Spitzbergen' will be exhibited.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-07-19
Summary:

The Seven Pearls' was shown at the Victoria Theatre. The programme contained 'Lonesome Luke' comedies, the British Gazette including several of the famous Bairnsfather cartoons and excellent music provided by the orchestra. On Sunday next episodes of 'Judex?' [sic] will…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-07-26
Summary:

The further instalments of 'The Seven Pearls' are increasingly exciting, featuring Mollie King. The rest of the programme was very good and was much enjoyed. 'Judex' will be shown soon.