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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Headline: Victoria
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-08-28
Summary:

The Victoria Theatre, on Friday, screened a war play of unusual interest: 'The Menace,' which is not only staged and mounted in the Film d'Art Company's best manner, but which unfolds a most strikingly ingenious plot. There was also a new Gazette, equal is point of quality to…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1917-04-21
Summary:

There was an over flowing house at the Victoria Theatre last night, when two excellent Gazettes were shown. Other items on the programme were further instalments of the sensational serial 'The Iron Claw' and some American comic pictures.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1917-04-25
Summary:

There was a good attendance at the Victoria Theatre last night when the first two episodes of the new serial 'Adventures of J. Rufus Wallingford' were shown. These pictures are considerably above the level of the ordinary American serial, and should be seen. The current programme also…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1917-05-12
Summary:

There was a good attendance at the Victoria Theatre last night, and an excellent programme was provided. There was a new Gazette, full of interesting matter, and another good feature was 'The Fatal Pie' — some very clever cartoon work by the American Caricaturist. The three-part Pathe…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1917-10-25
Summary:

A statement about the winter season of Victoria Theatre has been made by Mr. J. J. Blake, the manager. Concerning serial pictures were so much appreciated by cinema-goers, Mr. Blake has arranged to screen first 'The Grip of Evil,' with Jackie Saunders in the leading role. Other serials…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1918-08-10
Summary:

There should be even larger 'houses' at the Victoria Theatre this week, for a special feature film, entitled 'Instinct' is being presented. The play, dealing with the love story of a great French doctor, is one of the best unfolded we have seen for a long time, and when it is…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1918-10-12
Summary:

The Victoria Theatre announces the special engagement of M. Therese and Misses Senour and Gordon, who are to appear tomorrow night in characteristic and modern dances, mimicry and magic. The great photo-play 'M'Liss' will also be shown. Last night's display of films at the…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-02-14
Summary:

There was quite a full house last night at the Victoria Theatre when a combination bill was presented, the first part being the screening of Epoch 6 of 'The Count of Monte Christo' [sic], and a variety entertainment by the Cottrells. This masterpiece of Dumas has been correctly…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1920-08-02
Summary:

The Probation Wife' has drawn large audiences to the Coronet over the weekend, despite the inclement weather. The freshness of the story, the beautiful setting and photography and the charm which dainty Norma Talmadge seems to exercise over all who see her pictures make the production a…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-06-11
Summary:

Another tale of the frozen north is being produced as a weekend feature at the Coronet by the First National Film Corporation. 'The River's End' is a film brimful of adventure and love incidents and may be placed in the same category as 'Back in God's Country.'…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-06-18
Summary:

At the Coronet yesterday, the first screening of a fine production featuring Geraldine Farrar was given. The story as suggested by its title of 'The Hell Cat' was of a usually free character, dealing with the primitive passions of certain cattlemen whose rivalry with their neighbours,…

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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: 1923-08-24
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.