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: 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: 1918-07-05
Summary:

Last night at the Victoria Theatre, the British Gazette is peculiarly interesting. Molly [sic] King is the star of the two episodes of the 'Seven Pearls'; while the comedy is amply provided for in 'We Never Sleep,' a two-part Lonesome Luke absurdity in which this eccentric…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1918-08-02
Summary:

The programme showed last night at the Victoria Theatre was excellent. It will be continued tonight and tomorrow. The principal feature is the fifteenth episode of 'The Seven Pearls.' Another most enjoyable item of the programme is the photoplay 'The Little Sisters,' which is…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1918-08-17
Summary:

That very charming picture star, Gladys Hulette, has created such a favourable impression on Hong Kong audiences for her versatility, exceptionally good acting and engaging charm, that any films in which she appears to make an instant appeal. The management of the Victoria Theatre has secured…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1918-08-23
Summary:

There was an absolutely crowded house at the Victoria Theatre last night, when the special attraction provided was the great five-part film, 'The Mark of Cain.' The main feature is the very clever acting of Mrs. Vernon Castle, who has the leading role, and who is seconded by Mr.…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1918-09-07
Summary:

Wounded to the Heart' is the title of a three-part film which is being shown by the management at the Victoria Theatre tonight. This picture, with the British Gazette and a Pathe colour film, occupies the whole of the first half of the programme. For the second, an extraordinarily…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1918-09-14
Summary:

The programme provided by the management of the Victoria Theatre on Thursday and last night, and which is gaining to be presented tonight, is one that should prove a draw to a considerable number of people. Ever since the last stirring serial film shown at the Victoria ended, Hong Kong has been…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1918-10-11
Summary:

There is no doubt that there will be large audiences at the Victoria Theatre tonight and tomorrow to see another two episodes of the 'Hidden Hand.' In addition to this, the programme contains a British and American Gazette and a screaming comedy 'Luke and the Mermaids.' The…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1918-10-18
Summary:

There was a large audience at the Victoria Theatre last night to see the 11th and 12th episodes of the 'Hidden Hand,' that sensational serial film which has received such a good reception in Hong Kong. In addition to this, the management has added to the programme a British Gazette and…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1918-11-01
Summary:

Last night, at the Victoria Theatre, the last episode of 'The Hidden Hand' was screened. A film which is attractive because of its beautiful Egyptian setting is 'Cupid v. Woman's Rights.' Besides the British and American Gazettes, the programme includes 'Max in a…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1918-11-22
Summary:

A most enjoyable programme, full of variety, is now being shown at the Victoria Theatre. It includes fresh episodes of the thrilling serial 'The House of Hate.' Other features are the British and American Gazettes and an exceedingly funny Harold Lloyd film entitled 'Look Pleasant…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1918-12-30
Summary:

There is a most excellent programme now running at the Coronet Theatre. It will continue for two nights more. The principal attraction is the splendid five-part film, 'The Walls of Jericho,' adapted from Alfred Sutro's play and featuring William Breese. Film synopsis included.…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-04-29
Summary:

At the Coronet Theatre, 'Madcap Madge' is drawing packed houses. With an eye to wholesome production, the management of the Coronet has always screened the nest. 'Madcap Madge' is in this category. It is a comedy of unusual interest that cannot fail to please and amuse the…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-05-13
Summary:

The management of the Coronet Theatre, in its usual enterprising manner, screened yesterday Charles Darrell's famous melodrama 'When London Sleeps' in four parts. The film version of this drama, which had been performed in almost every town in the British Isles, closely follows…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-05-16
Summary:

With the customary idea of supplying films that are a pleasure to see and free from penny-dread-fullness, the Coronet Theatre management yesterday presented an excellent picture programme, the star film being 'More Trouble.' The piece is excellently acted by Frank Keenan. Film synopsis…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-10-11
Summary:

A very attractive bill has been prepared for the patrons of the Victoria Theatre tonight. There is an extra-selected star photoplay entitled 'Todd of the Times' with Frank Keenan seen in one of his best character impersonations. The British Gazette is very topical, and a Harold Lloyd…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-11-01
Summary:

A very attractive bill is announced by the Victoria Theatre tonight. The programme is diversified and 'Go Get'em Garringer,' although a queer name, is a very fine drama and certain to please. A fine comic and an up-to-date British Gazette comprise the other items.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1920-03-16
Summary:

Most people in Hong Kong will remember the showing of Bex [sic] Beach's famous story 'The Barrier,' when Mitchell Lewis so wonderfully portrayed the character of the French Canadian. Mitchell Lewis has achieved another great success in a somewhat similar role in 'The Code of…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-03-12
Summary:

Rex Beach's 'The Silver Horde,' which is the feature of the current programme at the Coronet, contains scenes showing the salmon industry which were filmed in the salmon fishing and packing regions of America's Northwest. Rex Beach journeyed to the Northwest with the cast or…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-04-13
Summary:

The Hongkong Theatre is screening today a beautiful drama in five reels in which the well-known star Dorothy Delton [sic] takes the leading role in 'Love Letters.' It is a high-class Paramount picture. A comedy entitled 'On the Beach at Waikiki' will as be screened as well,…