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: 1922-07-31
Summary:

The winning of Captain Cuttle in 1922 Derby just arrived and is being screened as on the items in Coronet Theatre today. The rest of the programme included 'Her Unwilling Husband' starring Blanche Sweet and there is also Harold Lloyd in 'Now or Never.'

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Headline: The Coronet
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1922-07-29
Summary:

The last screening of 'Everywoman' will take place at the Coronet on Sunday. Monday will have Blanche Sweet and Harold Lloyd in a tip-top comedy and a film of 1922 Derby with a slow motion picture of the finish.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-06-03
Summary:

There was only a poor attendance at the Victoria Theatre last night when Mr. Dallas' Company gave their last performance. The programme comprised three sketches, together with pictures.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-09-19
Summary:

The special band night at the Victoria Theatre last night was less well patronised than it might have been. The Band of the 18th Infantry played a most excellent list of pieces and the picture programme was full of fun. So good a show deserved to be well attended. There will be a new programme…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1922-07-31
Summary:

Today, Coronet Theatre is going to screen the famous 1922 Derby which was won by Captain Cuttle. The Theatre will also present two comedies, 'Her Unwilling Husband,' starring Blanche Sweet and 'Now or Never,' starring Harold Lloyd.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1911-08-05
Summary:

The various cinematograph shows will have a complete change of programme tonight. At the Bijou, Frank Melrose continued his performance, and an entirely new programme of pictures will be screened. The Donnelly family are still the headliners at the Victoria Theatre. A splendid set of animated…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1911-08-10
Summary:

The management of the Victoria Theatre is continuing to please the community of Hongkong by obtaining the very best of picture and artists, including the Donnelly Family, Little Kitty and Lynda Davis.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1911-09-21
Summary:

The 'Harmonious Huxhams' are providing a delightful entertainment at the Victoria Cinematograph, in addition to the excellent picture show.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1911-09-18
Summary:

The weekend programme at the Victoria cinematograph was again an attractive one, and drew large houses. The Harmonious Huxhams trip was greatly appreciated, and the pictures were, as usual, very interesting. Tonight there will be an entire change of programme.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1911-10-13
Summary:

The Harmonious Huxhams who have been delighting record audiences at the Victoria Theatre for the past month are returning to Australia on Thursday. A star programme of pictures will also be screened.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1911-12-07
Summary:

A special attraction is to be provided at the Bijou Theatre tonight, when Miss Eileen Murray will appear for the first time. The pictures shown at the Bijou are of the best.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-03-13
Summary:

Hongkong is in danger of being spoilt just now, in the way of entertainments. There is no lack of choice, and the standard may be set down as uniformly high. Until the weekend, every evening may be spent at the University without fear of proving tedious. On Friday night, the Theatre Royal should…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-04-11
Summary:

The Sisters Price continue to score nightly successes at the ever-popular Bijou Scenic Theatre and the pictures reach high watermark in the Cinematographic art. The natural consequence is a series of crowded 'houses.'

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-04-12
Summary:

The tuneful singing and artistic dancing of the Sisters Price are charming all audiences at the Bijou Scenic Theatre, and the pictures are as good as ever, with the latest gazette and graphic news of the world a very acceptable leading feature.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-05-11
Summary:

The Bijou Scenic Theatre, in compliance with the wishes of some of its patrons, has decided to eliminate the variety turns from its programmes. The prices are to be reduced during the hot weather and pictures only will be shown, the latter being the latest and best.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-09-20
Summary:

The popular Bijou Scenic Theatre will be once more thrown open to its patrons on Monday next. There will be a fine selection of new pictures, whilst the variety turns will be sure to please, the artistes being Miss Ada Rowley, Welsh balladist, and Miss Gladys Spencer. Mr. Stephenson is going to…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-12-12
Summary:

At the Bijou Scenic Theatre, a better programme than ever is being put before the numerous patrons. The pictures are excellent and the songs by Miss Gladys Spencer and Miss Dolly Swift.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-01-22
Summary:

Pathe Freres ask us to announce that they are now in a position to give complete cinematograph shows in private houses. The novelty will doubtless be appreciated by hostesses who are sometimes at a loss for a new way of entertaining. The price is reasonable, only $50, and the latest pictures are…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-01-29
Summary:

Miss Cecile Stephano, who engaged by Mr. R. Stephenson for the Bijou Scenic Theatre, made her bow to a packed house, and rendered the 'Mighty Deep and 'Yes or no.' Miss Dollie Swift's song is also beautiful. With excellent pictures and the singing performances, it is only…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-12-17
Summary:

The great attraction at the Victoria Theatre just now, besides the excellent pictures, is the Howard Sisters.