A History Of Film Exhibition And Reception In Colonial Hong Kong: 1897 To 1925
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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-02-15
Summary:

During the remainder of the week patrons of the Bijou Scenic' Theatre are favoured with a complete change of programme. 'Cod Fishing from a Trawler' is a most interesting and instructive film as are also Pathe's Weekly Gazette and The Gaumont Graphic, showing the latest news…

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Headline: The Cinemas
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-04-18
Summary:

Hongkong has had little cause to complain of lack of entertainment for many months past, yet through it all the Victoria and Bijou Cinemagraphs have maintained their own as attractions and seldom fail to draw large houses. At the Victoria, the Quealys made success, while the sisters Price were…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-05-31
Summary:

It is easy to understand why Mr. R. H. Stephenson, or 'Bob' Stephenson as his intimates call him, the popular lessee and manager of the Bijou Scenic Theatre, is looking forward with such pleasurable anticipation to his forthcoming trip to Australia. The Bijou closes down after this…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-10-11
Summary:

The Victoria Cinematograph Theatre presented last night the great detective picture called 'The Escape of the white Glove Gang,' which is full of thrilling events and will run for 4 nights. 'Max as Cab Driver' creates a great amusement, and the Gaumont Graphic shows the…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-11-12
Summary:

The Victoria Theatre offerings this week amuse and interest the usual large audiences which patronize this well-known house. The Gaumont Graphic shows the latest happenings abroad, including the King's visit to Lancashire and his reception by the mill girls. The outstanding feature of the…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1914-06-06
Summary:

The programme most worthy of mention was the Gaumont Graphic, giving the latest news from home, including an excellent series of pictures dealing with the Home Rule Question, and two very fine portraits of Sir Edward Carson, and New York. Other pictures included: 'Too many Caseys' (…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1914-06-11
Summary:

The programme at the Victoria Theatre was excellent and the films were remarkably good. The fourth series of arch-criminal Fantomas was shown once more. The Gaumont Graphic shows the various happenings in Europe and America.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-01-08
Summary:

At the Bijou Theatre, the Gaumont War Graphic will be shown as well as 'The Black Men Club' and 'What a resemblance!'

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-07-13
Summary:

The Palisade had successful opening last night. It is 130 feet long and 80 feet wide, and it will comfortably accommodate 1,000 people. It also has a nice design with a screen of considerable size, 18 feet by 24 feet and the picture could be seen readily from all parts of the floor. And the…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1917-03-28
Summary:

The final episodes of 'The Master Key' were screened last night at the Bijou Theatre. Commencing tonight are two splendid Italian dramas 'The Judge's Wife.' The interesting Gaumont Graphic make up a fine programme.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-07-20
Summary:

The 5th and 6th episodes of the serial film 'Strange Case of Mary Page' will be shown. Together with a comedy 'Hushing Scandal' in two parts, featuring Sydney Chaplin, and Gaumont Graphic. Paramount picture 'Public Opinion' will also be screened soon.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-07-31
Summary:

The 7th and 8th episodes of the 'Strange Case of Mary Page' will be screened tonight with Gaumont Graphic and Keystone Comics. A ten reel film 'A Daughter of the Gods' will be exhibited with amazing scenes, featuring Annette Kellermann and made by William Fox. Film synopsis…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-08-06
Summary:

The 9th and 10th episodes of 'Mary Page' will be screened tonight at the Hongkong Theatre. Also, the Gaumont Graphic Gazette, several comics and a Paramount Feature film 'Sweet Kitty Bellairs' will be shown soon.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-08-21
Summary:

The Hongkong Theatre screens the final episodes of a serial film'Mary Page.' Also, the Gaumont Graphic and selected comics will be shown in the intervals. Paramount feature 'Victory of Conscience' featuring Miss Lov-Tellgen [sic] in five reels will be screened on Saturday. As…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-06-27
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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-11-26
Summary:

Douglas Fairbanks is said to have put his last shirt on, or in, the production of his own film, 'The Thief of Bagdad' which is coming to the Coronet on Friday next. When shown at Drury Lane, it moved an eminent person to say: 'The Thief of Bagdad is one of the films that in one…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-11-28
Summary:

The name of Douglas Fairbanks has been sufficient to arouse interest in the Coronet Theatre's latest picture which commences tomorrow. Apart from that, there has been additional interest in the theme which has excited the restless Douglas to such a magnificent production. All the pantomimes…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-12-01
Summary:

Commencing its seventh, and it is to be hoped equally successful year, the Coronet Theatre does so with notices on its portals reading: 'House full – this show.' In 'The Thief of Bagdad,' we find the restless Douglas Fairbanks at his superlative best. It is appreciated in…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-12-01
Summary:

Cinema patrons have nothing to grumble at the fare recently, and now, provided for them, particularly at the Coronet and Star Theatres. At the former, we have Douglas Fairbanks probably the most popular of all male screen artists. At the Star, we have Rudolph Valentino who is rapidly coming to…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-12-06
Summary:

(To the Editor, S. C. M. Post) Sir, we consider that 'The Thief of Bagdad,' as appeared on the screen of the Coronet, is a lesson given to many of us that 'happiness must be earned,' but still it has a very deep significance to me. It gives me something of the evolution of…