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: 1915-02-04
Summary:

Miss Irene Delmar and Mr. H. Kenyon Slade gave their opening turns at the Victoria. A new set of war pictures will be presented at the Victoria tomorrow night, together with the new dramatic film 'Fantomas.'

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1915-02-06
Summary:

The chief attraction in the Victoria last night was the good show of McClements, who again scored a big success in their comedy 'The Earl and the Girl' and a high comedy sketch, 'Goodbye for Ever.' The current programme also included 'Fantomas'; 'Wireless from…

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Headline: Bijou
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1915-12-08
Summary:

The weekend show at the Bijou consisted of a couple of bright little comics and an Italian drama 'The Remembrances of the Other.' tonight a new programme is introduced, the chief features of which are 'Prisoner 118' and 'Fantomas' (First Series).

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Headline: Bijou
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1915-12-30
Summary:

A new series of the wonderful Fantomas pictures was shown at the Bijou last night. Professor Gonzales played a violin solo.

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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.'

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1914-06-09
Summary:

The detective film 'Fantomas' of 5,000 feet in length has been screened at the Victoria. The star performers, Fantomas, and Jure, pit their wits against each other.