A History Of Film Exhibition And Reception In Colonial Hong Kong: 1897 To 1925
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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1916-07-21
Summary:

Tonight's change of programme at the Palisade, Kowloon, includes a wonderful film entitled 'The Port of Missing Men,' which is similar to 'A Prisoner of Zenda'; comic and gazette also will be included.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1918-12-05
Summary:

There was a full house at the Hongkong Theatre last night, having Paramount feature entitled 'The Kiss' which is well received. Other items on the programme included the Gazette and two comic 'Eddie's Night Out' and 'Love's Strategy.'

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Headline: The Victoria
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1919-01-08
Summary:

The 'Sons of Satan' was the principal item of the programme at the Victoria Theatre last night, besides a gazette number, portraying many live war incidents, always welcomed with the audiences. Wiffles picture 'Wiffles Has Married a Wealthy Wife' was very interesting.

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Headline: The Hongkong
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1919-01-08
Summary:

There was a popular programme at the Hongkong Theatre yesterday evening, the leading picture being a 5-part play entitled 'Father and the Boys.' Two comedies, 'The Deceivers' and 'A Coat's a Coat' were really funny. Tonight there is a change of programme with…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1919-01-20
Summary:

The principal picture being shown in Hongkong Theatre this week is 'Kindling' with Charlotte Walker and Maggie Schultz in the cast. A Gazette and a Comic picture are also in the programme. This afternoon they will screen 5-part dramatic picture 'The Golden Sword Knot' and…

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Headline: The Victoria
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1919-02-17
Summary:

The weekend programme at the Victoria Theatre attracted full houses. The chief attraction is 'The Court of Monte Cristo' [sic]. A new programme will be produced tonight, including William Fox picture 'Slander' starring Bertha Kalich. Also a Gazette number and two last…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1919-02-18
Summary:

The new management of Coronet Theatre provides a 4 acts film, screening of 'Caligula' last night, a story founded on the early days of the Roman Emperor Gaius. Detail plot included. There is also a Gazette and a fine comic 'Lonesome Luke – Plumber' included in the programme…

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Headline: The Coronet
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1919-02-08
Summary:

Large and appreciative audiences were at the Coronet last night. A picture with six-part 'A Sister of Six' and comic 'The Game Old Knight' was shown. There was also an interesting Gazette and the orchestra which is always worth hearing. Booking for the 9.15 performance is at…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1919-04-05
Summary:

Last night, the 5-part Paramount picture 'The Quest of Life' was shown in Hongkong Theatre for one last time. There were also two comedies, 'The Funny Side of the Jealousy' and 'He Meant Well,' and a Gazette number included in the programme. Tonight will be shown…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1919-04-11
Summary:

There is a fine programme showing at the Hongkong Theatre. After a Gazette number there is a comic 'Maud and the Bachelors.' The principal film is a 5-part Paramount Photo-play entitled 'A Girl like That.' Film plot included.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1919-07-14
Summary:

An amusing picture 'Pots and Pans Peggy' was showing at the Victoria during the weekend. Miss Gladys Hulette has an amusing and original part as Peggy. Tonight, a splendid film, 'The Terror of the Range' will be screened. Besides these, there will be a gazette and comic, with…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1919-06-24
Summary:

Visitors to the Victoria this evening are assured a suitable programme. With Pathe and Gazette, followed by 'Hands Up' and couple of films. Harold Lloyd, a fun-making film comedian, appears in the farcical film 'She Loves Me Not.'

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1921-02-11
Summary:

Miss Constance Talmadge's performance in 'A Temperamental Wife' showing at the Coronet until Sunday next. An interesting Gazette showing happenings at home, together with a very laughable Snub Pollard comedy entitled 'Raise the Rent' is included in the Coronet programme…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1921-04-14
Summary:

Pirate Gold' is the current attraction in Coronet Theatre, with Harold Lloyd Comedy 'His Royal Slyness' and an interesting topical gazette complete an excellent programme.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1921-06-23
Summary:

Alf's Button,' the comedy which took England by storm, thoroughly justified its reputation at the first screening last night at the Kowloon Theatre. The film was starred by Leslie Henson. In Addition, a most interesting gazette is shown, including the Shanghai Olympic Games containing…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1921-08-05
Summary:

Wild Cat of Paris' a 6-parts melodrama will be screened at the Hongkong Theatre tomorrow. The film starred Priscilla Dean. A special 6-part picture 'A Little Brother of the Rich' will also be shown. Gazette news will also be screened.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1921-07-23
Summary:

The Devil's Pass Key' is the current attraction at the Wo Ping Theatre. Starring Una Trevelyn, Maud [sic] George, Mae Busch, Samuel de Grasse and Clyde Fillimore [sic]. Music was supplied by Coronet Orchestra. A fine tropical gazette showing the Australian cricketers at play, the…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1922-03-28
Summary:

First pictures of the late Pope's obsequies are included in the Coronet Theatre's topical gazette.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1923-03-08
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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1923-10-27
Summary:

A China Mail representative obtained an interview with Mr. H. W. Ray, managing director of Hongkong Amusement Ltd. In the US, a number of public spirited people have spent large sums in the preparation of educational films, esp. Mr. Henry Ford. The Educational Films Corporation of New York has…