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: 1921-10-15
Summary:

A crowded house at the World Theatre greeted 'The Scarlet Pimpernel' last night when it was shown for the first time. Dustin Farnum takes the main role and supported by Winifred Kingston. Film synopsis included. Pathe's News is shown as usual and there are comedies and other films…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-11-02
Summary:

La La Lucille,' the star film now showing at the World Theatre, is one long laugh from start to finish. With such names as Eddie Lyons and Lee Moran in the cast, the acting is bound to be good. Film synopsis included. The programme also includes some minor films, with the usual Pathe's…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-11-16
Summary:

The star film at the World Theatre is a five-part drama entitled 'Betrayed.' Film synopsis included. Other films are the Pathe News and a couple of good comedies. At the matinees, two further episodes of 'King of the Circus,' featuring Eddie Polo, are being screened.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1922-08-29
Summary:

World Theatre is going to screen a William Fox drama entitled 'Brave and Bold,' tonight. The Pathe world news also contains some very interesting records of recent events.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-03-25
Summary:

After an off-spell on account of the visit of the Hughes Company, the Victoria Theatre will resume its moving picture show tonight. The films hitherto presented at the Victoria have been excellent and have won high appreciation from crowded audiences. Some new features are promised.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-04-24
Summary:

The movement initiated by the enterprising proprietors of the Victoria Theatre for a monster benefit in aid of the sufferers by the Titanic disaster has met with a hearty response, and on Friday it is expected that the compact little theatre will be filled to overflowing. The entertainment,…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-07-12
Summary:

The attraction at the Victoria Theatre this week is the Billy Eldid Troupe of marvellous comic cyclists, who introduce Chocolate, described as the popular of Spanish circus clowns. In addition, the Victoria puts on a number of admirable films, which are alone worth seeing.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-09-23
Summary:

The Bijou Theatre, Flower Street, opens tonight, when a most attractive programme will be presented. Miss Ada Rowley and Miss Gladys will make their debut in Hongkong. The films, we understand, are entirely new, and the entertainment promises to be of a high-class order.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-12-10
Summary:

The Howard Sisters are appearing at the Victoria Theatre. The films are as interesting as ever, and the whole performance is most enjoyable.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-08-20
Summary:

The Victoria Theatre still attracts good audiences to both matinee and evening performances, the variety and excellence of the films being a most enjoyable feature. The theatre is proposed to show a dramatic picture during the interval to relieve the monotony of those who choose to remain in the…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1914-01-14
Summary:

The Victoria Theatre attracted large crowds. The attendance of many Chinese families at matinees has been an evidence of the popularity of the magnificent films which were put on.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1914-10-12
Summary:

The Great Jansen had a short season at the Victoria and was leaving for Shanghai enroute to America. Tomorrow, Douglas and Barry commence a week's engagement and with a selection of films.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1914-12-18
Summary:

Mr. Bert Flatt and Miss Flo Brooks are drawing good houses at the Victoria Theatre. The selection of films shown is creditable, the dramatic as well as comic ones being much appreciated.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-01-19
Summary:

The Bijou Theatre has a good programme for tonight, special films having been secured.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1917-07-20
Summary:

The programme by the Band of the 25th Middlesex Regiment was well received at the Victoria Theatre. A variety of films was also given.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1917-12-08
Summary:

We are asked by the Hongkong University Union to state that the cinema with the films by the Pathe Phono-Cinema-Chine, the sole agent of Pathe Freres.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1917-12-08
Summary:

It has been decided to continue the bazaar exhibitions. A great effort was made on behalf of the Tientsin Flood Relief Funds. Some generous donors assisted the students by sending subscriptions to their funds. Side shows: By far the best value in the side-shows is the cinema, for which the…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-05-10
Summary:

Tonight the Misses Woods are appearing at the R. A. Theatre for the soldiers and their friends. Some interesting films will also be screened.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1919-02-15
Summary:

The promoters of that very successful matinee in aid of the Macao Free Night School which took place on Tuesday last wish to thank Messrs Pathe Freres for the loan of films and the management of the Victoria Theatre for the use of the building.

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Headline: The Coronet
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1919-11-17
Summary:

The Come Back,' the principal item in the Coronet Theatre programme, is thoroughly deserving of the crowded houses it is drawing nightly. Harold Lockwood and May Allison have done an excellent work in the leading parts. Film plot included. The programme also includes Harold Lloyd's…