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: 1915-03-13
Summary:

One of the local cinematograph theatres has been screening a film founded on a novel by Gabriele D' Annunzio. The manufacturers tend to produce morbidly sensational novels rather than dramatised or photographic representations of recognised plays. When Victor Hugo's 'Les…

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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: 1918-07-17
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: 1922-07-31
Summary:

Today, Coronet Theatre is going to screen the famous 1922 Derby which was won by Captain Cuttle. The Theatre will also present two comedies, 'Her Unwilling Husband,' starring Blanche Sweet and 'Now or Never,' starring Harold Lloyd.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1922-11-25
Summary:

The screening of 'The Three Musketeers' at the Coronet Theatre is postponed and for today only 'Alf's Button,' the British comedy will be shown.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1922-11-28
Summary:

The screening of 'The Three Musketeers' is postponed at the Coronet Theatre this week. Today and tomorrow, 'The White Rider' is being shown at the Coronet and 'The Fatal Marriage' is promised for Thursday and Friday.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1922-12-18
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is going to screen the film version of Alexandre Dumas' 'The Three Musketeers' all this week. Featuring Douglas Fairbanks, the story was adapted for the screen by English dramatist, Edward Knoblock. The action-packed film's cast includes a cast of 118 people…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-01-04
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is still screening Douglas Fairbanks' 'His Majesty, the American.' On Sunday, it will be replaced by the Swedish picture 'Thy Soul Shall Bear Witness' which was appreciated by the London Times. On Monday, Coronet Theatre will screen Douglas Fairbanks…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-01-08
Summary:

For three days from today to Wednesday at 9:15 performance, the Coronet Theatre has decided to screen the film version of Dumas' novel 'The Three Musketeers' featuring Douglas Fairbanks. An orchestra of 16 players will provide the musical background. At 2:30 and 7:15 performances…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-04-11
Summary:

Tonight, Coronet Theatre is going to screen a burlesque on Dumas' 'The Three Musketeers' entitled 'The Three Must-Get-Theres.' In his first comedy feature for the United Artists, Max Linder attempts to provide his audience not just with a big laugh but also with state of…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-08-14
Summary:

Several hundred foreigners and Japanese at the Kamakura Gekijo were disappointed recently when the local police entered the theatre shortly before the showing of 'Douglas Fairbanks in Robin Hood' and issued an injunction against the film, reports the Japan Advertiser. The police…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-08-24
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is going to screen 'The Mark of Zorro' featuring Douglas Fairbanks. The period is that of Mexican California about a hundred years ago. Quality performance from Mr. Fairbanks makes the film an absolute treat to watch. Film synopsis included.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-08-28
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is currently screening 'The Mark of Zorro' featuring Douglas Fairbanks who plays a dual role in the movie. The film is set in old California when it was under the Mexican government and a colony of Spain. Film synopsis included.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-09-17
Summary:

The film version of Dumas' novel 'The Three Musketeers' is being screened at the Star Theatre with crowded houses.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-09-17
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is going to re-screen the Fairbanks success 'The Mark of Zorro' for one more day only. On Saturday, 'Robin Hood' with special music will be put on.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-09-19
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is going to screen a United Artists production, entitled 'Robin Hood,' featuring Douglas Fairbanks. Enough historical material has been collected by the researchers for the enactment of the dramatic romance associated with the name Robin Hood. Film synopsis included.…