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: 1914-12-21
Summary:

The picture 'The Plaything of His Luck' was screened on Saturday evening at Victoria. The bill also includes the Gaumont Graphic, 'Artemio in Love' and 'The Strength of Men.' Mr. Bert Flatt and Miss Flo Brooks performed.

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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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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-09-04
Summary:

The New Hongkong Cinematograph was well filled last evening by an appreciative audience, who thoroughly enjoyed both the pictures and the music. The programme was of a capital description. 'A Daughter of Eve' in five reels, was the premier film. A Gaumont Graphic film was also quite…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-09-11
Summary:

At the New Hongkong Theatre, a fine four-part Italian film, 'The Waitress Countess,' is being shown. The Gaumont Graphic contains a number of well-taken and most interesting photographs dealing with the war and other matters of topical interest, and there are further attractions in the…

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Headline: Bijou Theatre
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1917-04-21
Summary:

The Bijou Theatre is screening two very interesting pictures tonight: 'The Corsair,' a detective drama in six parts; and a Gaumont Graphic, showing the Allies in the East. There will be several changes of programme next week, on account of management having arranged to show a series of…

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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: 1921-09-15
Summary:

At the Hongkong Theatre, starting from today until Friday, a very fine Paramount picture in five parts entitled 'The Yankee Girl' is being screened, in which Blanche Ring takes the leading role. A two-part comedy, 'Distilled Love' featuring the well-known comedy star Alice…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-10-26
Summary:

The World Theatre's star film 'The Source' is an interesting picture with a plot staged in a lumber camp. Film synopsis included. Other films shown are the Gaumont Graphic and a very funny comedy. At 5.15, the star film is 'Melting Millions,' and first three episodes of…

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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: 1913-03-03
Summary:

So successful has been the exhibition of the film 'Les Miserables' at the Apollo Theatre, Shanghai, and so great the demand for seats, that the management decided to continue the same programme for 3 nights. We understand this magnificent film will be shown in Hongkong at an early date…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-05-05
Summary:

There was a large attendance on Saturday night and 'The Usurer' was shown at the Victoria. Miss Ardea also gained popularity. 'Les Miserables,' a film of Victor Hugo's great work, is expected daily.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-05-12
Summary:

Tomorrow is the last night of Howard Sisters at the Victoria Theatre. On Wednesday, 'Les Miserables,' which has been long expected, will be screened.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-05-15
Summary:

Victor Hugo's 'Les Miserables' is the story being given at the Victoria Theatre with the aid of magnificent films which take 3 hours to operate. The story is such as rivets the attention, and the successful exhibitions in Shanghai, India, and other parts of the world will surely…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-05-16
Summary:

A large number of audience was disappointed as they were not able to watch Victor Hugo's 'Les Miserables' due to the huge demand. Film plot included.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-05-20
Summary:

Tonight is the last night of 'Les Miserables' at the Bijou Theatre. Those who have not seen this perfectly produced and finely acted drama should not miss this opportunity. Seats can be booked at Moutrie's.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-05-22
Summary:

One of the finest films ever seen in the East is 'Les Miserables.' Victor Hugo, Mr. R. Lemaitre, the manager of Pathe Freres, are congratulated for this success. We understand several new films of striking originality are to be shown in the East for the first time by this enterprising…

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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: 1913-10-30
Summary:

A large number of Japanese is now migrating from this coast, says the Daily Colonist. K. Marawoss, heads a party of 104 Japanese from all around America, sailing aboard for the Orient in order to search brides. The leaders of the party plan a publicity campaign in Japan, and will show by moving…