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: 1915-01-07
Summary:

The film 'Fascination,' 'Obstacle Gun Drill,' 'The Belle and the Bracelet,' 'The Mocking Actress' have been screened for the last few nights. Tomorrow night, 'High Treason' will be screened for the first time, and with it, a fourth series of war…

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Headline: Victoria
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1915-11-22
Summary:

Full houses have again been the rule at the Victoria at the various weekend performances. The Friday and Monday programme at the Victoria contains some bright little comics, another Wiffles picture, Pathe's Gazette 'The Flight that Saves,' and a coloured picture of the Cotentin…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1915-11-24
Summary:

A feature of the current programme at the Victoria Theatre is the three-part drama 'Fascination,' one of Messrs. Pathe Freres' big achievements.

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Headline: Victoria
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-01-31
Summary:

In point of plot and of acting 'The Sin of Jean Perlot' is one of the greatest successes Messrs Pathe have achieved. Other items include Pathe's British Gazette, the French Troops in Alsace, some comics and an American drama entitled 'The Heart of Maggie Malone.'…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1917-03-31
Summary:

There was a packed house at the Victoria Theatre last night and a most interesting programme was gone through, including Pathe's British and American Gazette, 'Despised' (a two-part play), 'The Star Boarder' (introducing Charlie Chaplin), 'The Great War' , and…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1917-05-30
Summary:

An excellent new programme was put on at the Victoria Theatre last evening, which included Pathe's British Gazette and 'The High Hand,' a six-part film dealing with American labour and political questions.

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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: 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:

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: 1923-10-10
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is going to screen 'Captain Fly-by-Night,' until Saturday. The story was written by Johnston M'Culley [sic] who also wrote the story of 'The Mark of Zorro' which featured Douglas Fairbanks. Mr. M'Culley has made the action scenes of 'Captain Fly…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-12-04
Summary:

The run of Griffith's 'Orphans of the Storm' featuring Dorothy and Lillian Gish has been extended until Thursday. The film is probably more famous than other big hits like 'Mark of Zorro' and 'Robin Hood' at the 'Little House.'

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-02-11
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is going to screen 'The Mollycoddle' featuring Douglas Fairbanks. The film is on the order of Mr. Fairbanks' 'Mark of Zorro' and is in the nature of a joyous interlude.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1925-03-23
Summary:

Yesterday, Queen's Theatre screened the Metro star Mae Murray's latest photoplay 'Fascination' presented by Robert Z. Leonard.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1897-04-29
Summary:

The Cinematograph exhibition at the City Hall has 'caught on' famously and the audiences are delighted with the wonderful display of art and science. Exhibitions are given daily and nightly in St. George's Hall.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1897-05-01
Summary:

The exhibitions of the Cinematograph at the City Hall were today witnessed by about 500 children from the Queen's College. Mr. W. Muskett gave a very lucid and graphic explanation of the pictures, while Professor Charvet has introduced a number of admirable pictures showing Corbett-Mitchell…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1897-05-04
Summary:

The Cinematograph continues to draw large attendances daily and nightly at St. Andrew's Hall. Mr. W. Muskett's lucid and interesting 'lecture' enhanced the pleasure of young people. Professor Charvet will shortly introduce an entirely new set of pictures.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1897-10-14
Summary:

An up-to-date Cinematograph is to open at the City Hall next Saturday night. The pictures will include views of the Jubilee Celebrations in London and interesting scenes from all parts of the world. Seats can be reserved at W. Robinson & Co's Music Rooms.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1897-10-21
Summary:

Messrs Johnson and Charvet repeated their exhibition of the Cinematograph at the Theatre Royal last night. The screened film includes 70 distinct photographs; The Spanish dance 'Bolero'; The Jubilee procession passing Green Park; the most comical and laughter provoking picture 'A…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1898-04-01
Summary:

Theatre Royal welcome London Conjurer Mr. Carl Hertz provide his remarkable and magical entertainment. In addition, the cinematograph pictures were all new and many were repeated in deference to loud demands. The coloured scenes by their fidelity to nature materially enhanced the effect.