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: 1917-12-22
Summary:

Mr. Blake, manager of the Victoria Theatre, states that 'Sunshine and Shadow' and other of the Baby Marie Osborne pictures have been record-breaking attractions at this house. He has arranged to present her latest Pathe feature 'Captain Kiddo' on Christmas day. Phil [sic]…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-10-15
Summary:

A crowded house at the World Theatre greeted 'The Scarlet Pimpernel' last night when it was shown for the first time. Dustin Farnum takes the main role and supported by Winifred Kingston. Film synopsis included. Pathe's News is shown as usual and there are comedies and other films…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-11-02
Summary:

La La Lucille,' the star film now showing at the World Theatre, is one long laugh from start to finish. With such names as Eddie Lyons and Lee Moran in the cast, the acting is bound to be good. Film synopsis included. The programme also includes some minor films, with the usual Pathe's…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-11-16
Summary:

The star film at the World Theatre is a five-part drama entitled 'Betrayed.' Film synopsis included. Other films are the Pathe News and a couple of good comedies. At the matinees, two further episodes of 'King of the Circus,' featuring Eddie Polo, are being screened.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1922-08-29
Summary:

World Theatre is going to screen a William Fox drama entitled 'Brave and Bold,' tonight. The Pathe world news also contains some very interesting records of recent events.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1910-09-23
Summary:

It is New York correspondent of the Observer witnessed a demonstration of Edison's new invention, the kinetophone. A man shown on a screen was seen throwing an iron ball on the floor. There was a perfect reproduction of sounds, including that of a motor horn.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-04-15
Summary:

The kinetophone is Mr. Thomas A. Edison's latest invention. Hong Kong will be able to see it in the evening of the 23rd. at the Theatre Royal. He took a newspaperman to his experimental theatre and explained that the kernel was the absolute synchronisation of the movements in the motion…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-04-28
Summary:

The first public exhibition of the Edison Kinetophone is to take place tonight at 9 p.m. (at Theatre Royal), and Hong Kong theatre-goers will be startled by the life-like reproductions of synchronised motions and sounds.

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Headline: Local
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-04-29
Summary:

Edison's latest invention, the Kinetophone, is described in today's paper. A demonstration was given in the Theatre Royal last night

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-04-29
Summary:

A large number of people assembled at the Theatre Royal last night to witness the first demonstration in Hong Kong of Edison's latest invention Kinetophone, the union of moving picture with voice was pleasing and effective. The first item was a short description of the invention, given by a…

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Headline: The Kinetophone
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-05-02
Summary:

The Kinetophone has been attracting large audiences to the Theatre Royal. The combination of voice and picture is not yet perfect, but it is well ahead of the picture alone, and is capable of improvement. There was a trifling mishap last night, when a spring broke, but the matter was promptly…

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Headline: The Kinetophone
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-05-03
Summary:

The Kinetophone programme at Theatre Royal was greatly appreciated, though many members of audiences felt dissatisfied at the failure of the D.C.L.I. band to put in an appearance until half time and a similar thing occurred on Tuesday night.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-09-03
Summary:

The successor to Mr. Madariaga, Senior P. Villaverde, made his first appearance at the Victoria Theatre as pianist and conductor on Saturday last. The drama screened last night 'The Wreck of the Aurora' was particularly interesting. Kinetophone is soon to be introduced at the Victoria…

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Headline: The Kinetophone
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-12-08
Summary:

The public of Hong Kong is again to have an opportunity of witnessing the Kinetophone, Mr. Edison's latest invention, at the City Hall for 3 days. Among the talking pictures are two scenes from 'Said Pasha' and the 'Musical Blacksmiths,' which was said to be the finest…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-12-11
Summary:

A large audience appeared at the Theatre Royal last night to witness and to hear the Kinetophone, Edison's latest invention. All of the films were good, especially 'Singing Blacksmiths' and the selections from 'Said Pasha.'