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: 1915-11-17
Summary:

Ashes of Happiness' is a two part dramatic coloured picture in which family misunderstanding is at last happily received. 'Snow sports in Switzerland' is an excellent 'interest' film; while the British Gazette and several good comics make up an attractive evening.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1915-12-04
Summary:

The current programme at the Victoria Theatre includes 'Colonel Heeza Liar, explorer' which provokes the audience to roars of laughter. Other good humorous films are 'Friend of the Family,' 'Knight Errant' and 'Bunny and a game of golf,' while 'The…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1916-01-12
Summary:

The Victoria Theatre provides entertainment with variety. 'Wiffles and the Millionaire' is a comedy, 'The Broken Oath' is a long dramatic picture. The 'interest' side is well maintained by films of the Bombay iron and steel industry, 'The Hidden Nest Egg'…

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

Last night at the theatre, the 5-part Pathe play 'Runaway Romany' was screened. This interesting film depicts Marion Davis in the title role. Other attractions are the British Gazette, 'Zizi,' a comedy and an orchestra which discourses popular music. Tomorrow, Haddon Chamber…

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Headline: The Coronet
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1919-01-24
Summary:

At the Coronet last night there was a long programme of interesting films, including British Gazette, 'The Corsican Sisters,' 'Unlucky Thirteen' and 'The Rose of the Rancho.'

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

Hell's Hinges' and two comics proved a great draw in Coronet last night. Tonight, Tuesday and Wednesday, another capital programme 'Caligula,' a 4-acts portrays the life of Roman Emperor will play. There is also a popular comic 'Lonesome Luke – Plumber' and a…

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

Last night in Victoria Theatre, a fine 7-part film 'The Price of a Good Time' was shown. Film plot included. Other funny comics and British Gazette were also able to maintain a good reputation for the theatre. On Monday, there is to be a fine Pathe film 'Loaded Dice' in which…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1919-07-04
Summary:

During the 'Ultus' show in Hongkong Theatre, the attendance was very pleased. The programme for tomorrow will include a new serial film of episodes in which the well-known protagonist Marie Walcamp in the 'Red Ace' will appear in the 'Moon Child,' a picture of the…

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

The 'Moon Child' film is now screening in Hongkong Theatre, featuring Marie Walcamp. Tomorrow the well-known actress Fannie Ward will appear in 'Her Strange Wedding' of Lasky Production in 5 parts. New comics will be introduced at intervals.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1919-07-24
Summary:

The 5th and 6th episodes of the 'Moon Child' will be screened on Saturday. 'The Fall of a Nation' written recently by Thomas Dixon, in 7 parts, will also be screened. The protagonist of the play is Leila Frost in the role of Virginia Holland, the heroine of the story written…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1919-07-30
Summary:

The Hongkong Theatre is showing 'The Fall of a Nation.' On Friday night, the 5th and 6th episode of 'The Moon Child,' starring Marie Walcamp, will be screened. New comics will be introduced at intervals, the best and latest ones.

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

Come to the Hongkong Theatre to witness the subsequent episodes of the splendid serial film 'The Moon Child' in which Marie Walcamp takes the leading role. New comics will be introduced at intervals.

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

The Hongkong Theatre will show 'Bull's Eye' this afternoon. There are several programmes, including a film 'Moon Child' and a drama 'One of the millions.'

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1919-08-09
Summary:

Hongkong Theatre is showing the 9th and 10th episodes of the magnificent serial film 'The Moon Child.' The programme includes screening of 'One of Millions' and 'Bull's Eye.' Some exceptionally good comedies will be screened at intervals.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1919-08-15
Summary:

Hongkong Theatre has been well patronised by showing 'Moon Child' and the 'Bull's Eye' in the past few weeks. Tomorrow the 9th and 10th episodes of the 'Moon Child' will be screened.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1919-08-23
Summary:

During the week the rest of the episode of 'The Moon Child' will not be screened owing to the late arrival of steamers. From today at 9.15pm, 'The Explorer' in five parts will be screened. It is the work by famous English dramatist, William Somerset Maugham. 14th and 15th…

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Headline: The Coronet
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1920-01-05
Summary:

Throughout the New Year Holidays the Coronet Kinema continued to draw large houses, the chief feature being the five part film entitled 'The Warning' in which Mr. Henry Kolker takes the part of a dipsomaniac and shows what lengths of ruination a prosperous family is brought through…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1921-02-24
Summary:

A glimpse of Harold Lloyd in his comedy 'High and Dizzy' and another good picture starring Mae Marsh, 'The Beloved Traitor' are showing today and tomorrow in Coronet Theatre. Noted that Miss Marsh made her fame in Griffith's great picture 'The Birth of a Nation.…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1921-03-03
Summary:

Those who visited the Coronet last night, undoubtedly came away with the satisfaction of knowing that 'Thirty a Week' thoroughly deserves the reputation that has preceded it here. The film starred Tom Morre and Tallulah Bankhead. Film plot included. Another programme includes the first…

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

Featuring Dorothy Dalton in the principal role, 'Love Letters,' a Paramount drama in 5 reels was screened for the first time at the Hongkong Theatre. The thrilling drama 'Dawn' will be repeated. On Sunday, the chief attraction will be 'Our Better Selves' with Fannie…