A History Of Film Exhibition And Reception In Colonial Hong Kong: 1897 To 1925
Displaying 1 - 20 of 33
1
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…

2
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1915-04-12
Summary:

What Happened to Mary' was screened for the first time in Hong Kong at the Victoria last week. The first series will be repeated at the matinee on Wednesday and the second series will be repeated on Saturday. 'Sherlock Holmes' and the series 'The Ocean Battlefield' will…

3
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1915-04-17
Summary:

The war pictures screened at the Victoria last night were interesting. There was a funny Vitagraph picture, but the most popular item was the Max Linder film. The features of next week's show will be a series of Sherlock Holmes pictures.

4
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1915-07-28
Summary:

The Victoria Theatre is now exhibiting a very powerful film 'For the Sake of the Throne.' The series of popular 'Sherlock Holmes' stories begins at the Victoria on Friday the 30th inst.

5
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1915-07-31
Summary:

The new programme at the Victoria Theatre is the most excellent one. It contains two complete episodes from Sir A. Conan Doyle's 'Sherlock Holmes,' two sets of very fine war pictures, various comics, and probably one of the best life pictures.

6
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1915-08-10
Summary:

The Victoria Theatre has been giving a splendid programme over the weekend, including war pictures, a Sherlock Holmes episode and a magnificently produced Pathe drama 'A Queen's Love.' tonight's programme includes a new Wiffles picture and the 'Everyone His Own Destiny…

7
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1915-08-23
Summary:

The leading feature at the Victoria Theatre is an adaptation of a well-known French comedy under the title of 'Lend Me Your Wife.' The war pictures are again most interesting and there are two more Sherlock Holmes episodes.

8
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1915-08-28
Summary:

People who want a good laugh should pay a visit to the Victoria Theatre while 'Wiffles' Mascot Umbrella' is being shown. The new Victoria programme has also two splendid sets of war pictures, another set of Sherlock Holmes pictures and some excellent minor comics.

9
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.'…

10
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…

11
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.

12
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-12-22
Summary:

The popularity of cinemas will be enhanced this festive week and the management of the Coronet Theatre, ever cognizant of the needs of the public, have led the way with an arrangement for a number of super productions which, cramped into the span of a week's screening, will provide…

13
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.

14
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-03-16
Summary:

Next week, World Theatre is going to screen French author Victor Hugo's story's film version entitled 'Les Miserables.' The William Fox production featuring William Farnum promises to be original to the great French writer's story.

15
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-03-21
Summary:

Beginning from today, World Theatre is going to screen a William Fox production entitled 'Les Miserables' starring William Farnum. Written by French author Victor Hugo, the story depicts the unique features of Paris. The producer has tried his best to make the reproduction historically…

16
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-03-22
Summary:

Yesterday, World Theatre presented a William Fox production 'Les Miserables.' The realistic drama strongly appeals to the emotions of the audience. The film features William Farnum who leaves nothing undone to perform the role of Jean Valjean in the most realistic manner. The play is…

17
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.

18
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.

19
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.

20
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…