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: 1917-01-09
Summary:

At the Victoria Theatre, during the past few nights, the main attraction has been the opening instalments of the new serial: 'The Iron Claw,' a piece which furnishes thrills and sensations without stint. The new war pictures and Pathe Gazette are quite up to their usual good standard,…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1917-01-16
Summary:

Very crowded houses have again ruled at the Victoria during the past few nights, and 'The Iron Claw' serial bids fair to be fully as popular as its predecessors of the same class. The Victoria has also been offering a new Pathe Gazette, which contains some very striking features; as…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1917-01-25
Summary:

The current programme at the Victoria contains abundance of interesting matter. There are two fresh episodes of the serial 'Greed,' a Pathe Gazette, a splendid Max Linder picture and a variety of comics. Tomorrow, night there will be a change of programme.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1917-01-31
Summary:

Last night at the Victoria Theatre, there was a good attendance for the new programme. This included some excellent war pictures, a most interesting descriptive film dealing with the manners and customs of the Annamites, a couple of comedies, and the 7th and 8th episodes of the popular film…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1917-03-15
Summary:

The concluding episode of the popular American serial 'Greed' is now being given at the Victoria Theatre, and with it a new three-part Pathe picture 'The Coveted Heritage.' tomorrow night, a film version of 'Salambo' will be screened.

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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…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1922-12-30
Summary:

As 'Little Lord Fauntleroy' featuring Mary Pickford finishes its run at the Coronet Theatre, 'Disraeli,' a film version of a play of that name by Louis N. Parker becomes the next week's attraction at the Coronet. Featuring the charming view of life, the film is based on…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-01-13
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is going to screen 'Disraeli,' the film version of the play written by Louis N. Parker. Although the film is largely based on the many-sided career of the great Prime Minister and Peer whose name it bears, the film is not strictly historical and does deviate from the…

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Headline: Disraeli'
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-01-15
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is screening 'Disraeli,' the film version of the play of the same name by Louis N. Parker. Film synopsis included.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-01-16
Summary:

Throughout the week, Coronet Theatre is screening 'Disraeli' featuring George Arliss who is famous for his performance in 'The Devil.' He is well supported by Mrs. Arliss.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-01-18
Summary:

All this week, Coronet Theatre is screening 'Disraeli,' a film based on the life story of the distinguished Jewish minister.

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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.

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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…

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

Kowloon Theatre is going to screen 'The Ruling Passion' featuring Mr. George Arliss who last appeared in the title role of 'Disraeli.'

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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…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-10-16
Summary:

From Thursday, Star Theatre is going to screen 'Disraeli' featuring George Arliss. The film depicts in vivid fashion the obstacles put in the way of the great statesman before he was able to complete the deal by which England gained a huge interest in the Suez Canal. Moreover, tonight…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1925-02-23
Summary:

World Theatre will be screening King Vidor's first Goldwyn production 'Three Wise Fools.' The film was adapted from Austin Strong's comedy-drama by King Vidor, who also directed it. The film features Eleanor Boardman who is famous for her role in Rupert Hughes' '…

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Headline: Bijou Theatre
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1912-10-21
Summary:

Mr. Bob Stevenson is offering a splendid programme at the Bijou this week. The sketch 'A Gossip by the Wayside' is the most amusing dialogue between Mr. Stephenson and Miss Ada Rowley. 'The Fisherman's Son' is a magnificent picture story; 'Love and a Motor,' an…

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Headline: Bijou Theatre
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-03-17
Summary:

Saturday night's programme at the Bijou, including St. Patricks tide, Miss Stephano and Miss Violet Bouettes' singing, is extremely good. A film portraying Victor Hugo's novel 'Les Miserables' will be exhibited about the end of the month at the Victoria, under the joint…