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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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…

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Headline: Coronet Theatre
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1919-12-16
Summary:

The last chance of seeing Anatole France's great work 'Thais' will be given to patrons of the Coronet Theatre tonight. Some magnificent acting is seen by Mary Garden. Film plot included. Pathe's news pictures are very interesting. Local boxers will be interested in the films…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1920-04-09
Summary:

Here is a picture that should break all records in attendance. It fairly bristles with good features, the chief one being the star, Geraldine Farrar. 'Shadows' is at the Coronet. In addition to it, there is an interesting Pathe News, showing scenes from London, California and Paris,…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1920-05-01
Summary:

The Crimson Gardenia' is the most perfect film that the Coronet has yet screened. The musical programme that the Coronet orchestra supplies to accompany it is on the same high level. Owen Moore gives a good account of himself. In addition to it, there is a striking Pathe Newsreel and a…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1909-01-25
Summary:

Crowded houses are witnessing the performance nightly at this new place of entertainment. The pictures are quite new and are masterpieces of photographic art. A comfortable seat and interesting pictures are just the two things required.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1909-03-04
Summary:

Miss Rosa Barnes has been engaged by the Alexandra Cinematograph to sing songs appropriate to the pictures thrown on the screen. This is a departure we have not yet had in Hongkong, though it is a feature of cinematograph shows in other parts of the world.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1909-03-29
Summary:

The latest opened Star Cinematograph Company exhibited some audience-appreciated pictures on Saturday.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1909-05-19
Summary:

The big turn at the Hongkong Cinematograph is Professor Vicente Kemppo [sic], who entertains his audience by chewing glass lamp chimneys, and grinding broken glasses with his bareback. A liberal programme of interesting pictures is shown, but the enjoyment is somewhat detracted from by the…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1909-05-22
Summary:

Miss Thorne sang that night with orchestra, under Mr. Coke and Mr. Gonzales, at the hall of the Alexandra Cinematograph on Empire Day to please a number of North Country patrons. The pictures shown are very pleasing.

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Headline: The Alexandra
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1909-05-24
Summary:

The programme featuring songs from Miss Helen Thorne and Miss Ray at the Alexandra Cinematograph is pleasing. The pictures shown are particularly clear, and the coloured ones are very pretty.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1909-05-27
Summary:

In addition to the liberal programme of interesting pictures shown at the Hongkong Cinematograph, which is under new management, Mr. Harold F. Evelyn, a New Zealander, gave a display of feats of strength and showed by keeping time to music the great command he has of each muscle.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1909-06-19
Summary:

The Star Cinematograph in Wyndham Street, which will re-open tonight under new management, has secured the celebrated Engle Troupe of artists numbering five in all. The pictures for the coming shows are specially selected and the management was assured of crowded houses to witness those star…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1909-07-16
Summary:

The Alexandra Cinematograph re-opened last evening to a crowded house. The star turns were La Bella Chiquita and Miss Amily Rita. The pictures shown were varied and entertaining and the whole performance went with a good swing.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1909-09-04
Summary:

The Alexandra Cinematograph is open nightly. The pictures are excellent, and the two artists add to the attractiveness of the programme. In spite of the hot weather, the hall is made comfortable with the aid of ceiling fans.

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Headline: Salon-Cinema
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1910-02-01
Summary:

A change of programme at the popular Salon-Cinema Theatre was given last night, when there was a large audience, the items being much appreciated. Performances by Miss Nellie Marshall, Ada King and Ruby Chrystal. An entirely new set of pictures are on exhibition, and are well worth seeing.

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Headline: Salon-Cinema
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1910-02-07
Summary:

There was a partial change in the programme submitted to the patrons of the Salon-Cinema that last night. The artistes were Miss Ada King, Miss Nellie Marshall, Miss Ruby Chrystal and Mr. Carl Wallner. A Capital series of pictures go to make up the first-class entertainment.