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: 1924-12-02
Summary:

The popularity of the film and 'super-production' like Douglas Fairbanks latest 'The Thief of Bagdad,' has an impact in London for building more supercinemas. In the last two years the New Tivoli and the Shepherd's Bush Pavilion, both magnificent, have been opened. In…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1918-07-04
Summary:

The Hongkong Theatre management is now showing a five-part film entitled 'Mrs. Plum's Pudding.' The principal part is filled by Miss Marie Tempest, the photoplay star. Film plot is included in this article.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1918-07-16
Summary:

The Hongkong Theatre is screening a beautiful Paramount picture, entitled 'Silks and Satins' in five parts, from tomorrow till Friday night. From Saturday to Tuesday next the continuation of the serial film 'The Strange Case of Mary Page' will be resumed.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1918-07-19
Summary:

Hongkong Theatre will screen tomorrow (Saturday) the 5th and 6th episode of the beautiful serial film 'The Strange Case of Mary Page.' Sydney Chaplin will appear in the comedy the 'Hushing Scandal' in two parts, together with the Gaumont Graphic as last in the programme.…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1918-07-27
Summary:

The riches and the mysteries of the bottom of the sea will be revealed tonight, and the first time in Hongkong, by the superb film entitled 'The Submarine Eye.' Williamson Bros. are the originators and sole producers.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1918-07-30
Summary:

The Hongkong Theatre on August 10th is to show a magnificent film entitled 'A Daughter of the Gods.' It is told that this is one of the best productions in cinema art yet presented to the world.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1918-08-08
Summary:

One of the best films ever shown in the theatres is the 'Daughter of the Gods,' which will be screened at the Hongkong Theatre on Saturday next. The film itself cost over a million dollars. It will be run until next Tuesday.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1918-08-15
Summary:

Tomorrow the last exhibition of the magnificent film, the 'Daughter of the Gods' takes place at the Hongkong Theatre, and on Saturday the 11th, and two following days episodes of 'Mary Page' will be screened.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1918-09-06
Summary:

From tomorrow until Tuesday the third and fourth episodes of the 'The Secret Kingdom' will be screened in the Hongkong Theatre. On Wednesday the 17th a 'Paramount' feature in 5 parts entitled the 'Victory of Conscience' will be exhibited, with selected comics.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1918-09-07
Summary:

The excellent selections of films at the Hongkong Cinematograph Theatre are making the show very popular. Exclusive rights have been granted to this Theatre by the Paramount Picture Co. The serial film 'The Strange Case of Mary Page' is attracting good houses.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1918-09-18
Summary:

The Charlie Chaplin programme starts at the Hongkong Cinema Theatre tonight.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1918-09-19
Summary:

The management of the Hongkong Theatre is presenting tonight and tomorrow nights, a Charlie Chaplin programme.

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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 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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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1919-01-23
Summary:

Tomorrow there will be a special matinee at 5.15 p.m. at the Hongkong Theatre, which by special request is repeating 'Tennessee's Pardner,' a Paramount drama featuring Fannie Ward.

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

At the Hongkong the principal feature is the beginning of the serial, 'The Voice on The Wire' featuring Ben Wilson and Neva Gerber as the leads. A Keystone picture, a popular comic, 'Shot in the Excitement' was also shown.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1919-02-04
Summary:

The management of the Hongkong Theatre regrets the disappointment of their matinee patrons yesterday due to the accidental breakdown of their cinema machine.

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Headline: The Hongkong
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1919-02-08
Summary:

Last night at the Hongkong there was showing the 7th and 8th Episodes of 'The Voice on the Wire,' starring Ben Wilson and Neva Gerber. Further episodes of this film will be shown next Wednesday. The comic shows last night was truly funny, a Keystone 'When Dreams Come True.'…

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

There was a fine programme at the Hongkong Theatre last night, including one of the 5-part picture 'Destiny's Toy,' 'The Stage Villain' and 'Percy of Brains has Nix.' The Hongkong orchestra is a capital one and with Gaumont Graphic of War Pictures. There will…