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: 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…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1915-09-30
Summary:

The drama 'Lucille Love' now being shown at the Victoria Theatre, has reached the 11th and 12th episodes. Other interesting films being screened are 'Variety Boat Race Mystery,' Pathe's British Gazette, etc.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1915-10-25
Summary:

Wiffles in Love and War' and 'For Honour and Country,' are the features in current Victoria Theatre programme. Other pictures are those dealing with events of the day and a series showing North Sea trawling.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1915-11-27
Summary:

The programme at the Victoria Theatre this week includes: 'Excessive Affection,' 'Sept. Morn.', 'A Suspended Ordeal' and 'After the Honeymoon' which are all laughable. Pathe's British Gazette and 'Sport in Catalonia' are very interesting…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1915-12-13
Summary:

The historical film 'Joan of Arc' will be shown at the Victoria Theatre tonight and, for the last time, at next Wednesday's matinee, by request. Tomorrow the thrilling drama 'The Eye of a God' will be screened. And there will be a number of new 'comics' and…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1915-12-23
Summary:

Tomorrow night at the Victoria Theatre will be screened 'Max Sees Life' by Max Linder and a thrilling drama 'The Final Turn' and Pathe's interesting British Gazette.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1915-12-30
Summary:

The Victoria Theatre is showing another good all-round programme this week, including Pathe's British Gazette, a series showing the bombardment of the Turkish coast by the Russian Black Sea fleet, some beautiful panoramic views of Genoa, good comics in 'The Riot,' 'The Heart…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1916-02-12
Summary:

Apart from Shakespeare's play 'Othello,' the Victoria Theatre is showing war and big guns for the front pictures from Pathe's British Gazette; 'A Leaning to Leanness' and 'On His Wedding Day,' which are both comic films.

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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 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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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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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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Headline: The Coronet
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1919-05-19
Summary:

The management of Coronet Theatre has secured another top-hole film entitled 'More Trouble.' This picture was shown last night along with Pathe British Gazette, and a Keystone comedy in two parts.

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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.'