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: 1916-08-22
Summary:

There was another special band night at the Victoria Theatre last night, when the 18th Infantry was again in attendance and contributed some splendid selections. The pictures were of the comic class and included an amusing Charlie Chaplin film. The song and dance turn by the two popular…

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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: 1916-11-07
Summary:

The Hongkong Theatre, for three nights will screen the popular seven part picture 'Neptune's Daughter,' in which the Annette Kellerman plays the leading part. Last night, the 9th and 10th episodes 'The Million Dollar Mystery' and a Charlie Chaplin picture were shown. In…

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Headline: Bijou
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-12-12
Summary:

The Bijou has been drawing fair houses during the weekend, and tonight will be the last opportunity of seeing the current programme. This consists of a two-part Chaplin film, the 20th and 21st episodes of 'The Broken Coin' and 'The Lion Hunters,' a dramatic two-reel picture…

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Headline: The Bijou
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1917-01-20
Summary:

The Bijou Theatre is screening some very good pictures tonight. The programme includes a beautiful drama in five parts, entitled 'The Mystery of the Royal Circus' and a two-part Charlie Chaplin picture. This is a special programme, selected for the Chinese New Year holiday.

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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: 1919-03-22
Summary:

There was a large audience at the Coronet Theatre last evening, when a most interesting and exciting new film was screened entitled 'The Secret Client.' The picture is a very fine one and particularly clear. A 'Charlie Chaplin' film was also shown and was greatly appreciated…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1920-07-02
Summary:

The Coronet has now on show a first-rate programme which should give satisfaction to the most fastidious of its patrons. This consists of a Pathe's Gazette, a Charlie Chaplain comedy, and the tit-bit of the evening – a drama on the problem of marriage, with Madame Petrova, the famous…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-08-08
Summary:

At the World Theatre is exhibited one of the most gripping stories ever shown in the Colony. 'The Woman and the Law' is the story of a devoted mother whose husband turns out to be such a rake that she is compelled to seek a divorce from him. In addition, there is an amusing Chaplin…

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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: 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…