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: 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: 1923-05-05
Summary:

Star Theatre is going to screen the film version of a novel of the same name by Vicente Blasco Ibanez entitled, 'The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse' which had a successful run in London. The original story is presented in a much more intense manner on screen by director Mr. Rex Ingram…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-05-07
Summary:

For the first time today, Star Theatre is going to screen the film version of Vicente Blasco Ibanez's novel entitled 'The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.' The big settings are one of the notable features of the film. Film synopsis included.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-05-09
Summary:

Star Theatre is showing the pictorial representation of Vincente Ibanez, entitled 'The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.' The picture aptly exhibits the horrors of the Great War. Together with 'Intolerance,' this latest Coronet production should be taken over by the League of…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-05-15
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is going to screen 'The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse' for two days. The final screening will take place on Wednesday evening.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-05-16
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is going to screen 'The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse' for the last time tonight. The picture aptly exhibits the horrors of the Great War.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-06-26
Summary:

On Friday, Coronet Theatre will be screening 'The Four Horsemen' again. The full orchestra will play special music during the showing of the picture.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-06-27
Summary:

From today till Monday, Queen's Theatre will be screening 'Mothers-in-Law' at the 5:15 and 9:15 performances. The film will satisfy not only those who see it as a diversion from routine life but also those who perceive the moral of the story and measure its influence on human…

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Headline: White Tiger'
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-07-17
Summary:

Queen's Theatre is currently screening 'White Tiger' featuring Priscilla Dean. The cast also includes Raymond Griffith, Matt Moore and Wallace Beery. Beery is famous for his performance in 'Robin Hood' and 'The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.' Film synopsis…

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Headline: The Sheik'
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-07-22
Summary:

(To the Editor of the 'Hongkong Telegraph') Performances of Rudolph Valentino and Agnes Ayres in 'The Sheik' which is the current attraction at the Coronet Theatre, have been quite disappointing. The film lacked 'pop' and Rudolph Valentino's acting was nothing…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-12-01
Summary:

Star Theatre will be screening 'Moran of the Lady Letty' featuring Rudolph Valentino who is famous for his performance in 'The Four Horsemen.' Film synopsis included.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-12-05
Summary:

World Theatre is screening the Al Lichtman attraction 'The Girl Who Came Back.' The film is directed by Tom Forman. Mr. Forman was bothered by two of his cast members, Zasu Pitts and Kenneth Harlan, whose work with Constance Talmadge and later in 'Thorns and Orange Blossoms.…

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Headline: Blood and Sand'
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-12-05
Summary:

After Douglas Fairbanks' famous 'The Thief of Bagdad,' Coronet Theatre will be screening 'Blood and Sand' featuring Rudolph Valentino. The story is written by a world-famous Spanish writer who is known for his part in the 'Four Horsemen.'