A History Of Film Exhibition And Reception In Colonial Hong Kong: 1897 To 1925
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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-06-05
Summary:

Wanchai now has an up-to-date cinema. The Grand, which stands on the site formerly occupied by the old Eastern, seats some 650 persons and is stated to be the largest picture theatre in the Colony. It is a fine imposing edifice. The interior decorative scheme is in white, the lights being in…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-06-09
Summary:

Where Men are Men,' a William Duncan Wild West film, is the attraction at the Grand Theatre, Wanchai, over the weekend.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-06-11
Summary:

The Sporting Duchess' is to be shown at the Grand Theatre, Wanchai, tonight. This play was written as a mammoth spectacular drama to be produced at Drury Lane. Alice Joyce is seen as the Duchess of Desborough. In connection with the Grand, it may be mentioned that Mr. Ray has decided to…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-06-16
Summary:

Grandma's Boy,' a five-reel comedy, featuring Harold Lloyd, commences today at the Grand Theatre, Wanchai.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-06-20
Summary:

A fine programme is being presented at the Grand, Wanchai during the next few days. 'The Idle Class,' – a Charlie Chaplin film. The big picture is 'The Best of Luck,' an exciting racing drama. Both commence today and will run until Friday.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-06-23
Summary:

Cousin Kate' is the star picture in the Grand's change of programme today. Cousin Kate, played by Alice Joyce, is one of those very efficient kind of people who always want to look after everybody else and keep them out of trouble. Film plot included.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-10-30
Summary:

Our advertising columns carry an announcement by the Grand Theatre that will interest residents in the Eastern part of the town. The scheme, which includes several novel features, is to put into effect with a view to catering especially to European patronage at the 9.15 performance. A small…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-10-31
Summary:

The Grand in Wanchai has got together a good programme for the first night of their new season. The J. C. Williams Company is a combination of various artistes, and Reginald Denny has such a big following that 'The Kentucky Derby,' in which he is the star, should draw a big crowd. The…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-11-01
Summary:

The Grand 'new show' at 9.15 beginning last night, was highly appreciated by patrons. Meanwhile, the orchestra proved a decided attraction, and the film Reginald Denny in 'The Kentucky Derby,' was very popular. The Williams Variety Co. give a neat, snappy performance.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-11-03
Summary:

The Grand announces that its full orchestra, which it claims will be the 'jazziest' in town will be installed tonight. Tonight's show includes a thrilling drama, set in the romantic surroundings of the Sahara, entitled 'White Hands.' Hobart Bosworth has the principal…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-11-05
Summary:

White Hands,' featuring Hobart Bosworth, is proving a popular attraction at the Grand, where it will be shown for the last time tonight. Buster Keaton brings roars of laughter with his comedy 'The Paleface.' Tomorrow Booth Tarkington's story 'The Flirt,' will the…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-11-06
Summary:

How a vain, capricious girl can effectively ruin her family's happiness is realistically depicted in 'The Flirt.' Film synopsis included. 'The Flirt,' which is at the Grand for two nights, makes its appeal purely on its heart interest.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-11-07
Summary:

Thanks – The Chairman said he would like to express his thanks for the voluntary help that had been kindly given to the Government in the vaccination campaign. He would like to thank Mr. H. W. Ray, who had established stations at the Grand Theatre, Wanchai, and the Tai Yat Theatre, Yaumati; to…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-11-07
Summary:

Delay in transit prevented the Grand from obtaining 'The Flirt' in time for showing last night, and accordingly, it brought forward one of its attractions intended for a later date, 'The Accidental Honeymoon,' featuring Elaine Hammerstein. Miss Hammerstein ranks with the…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-11-08
Summary:

To round off a really big film week comes the announcement by the Grand that it will show George Arliss in 'Disraeli,' beginning tonight. The film concerns the plots and counterplots in connection with the acquiring by Great Britain of huge interest in the Suez Canal. The costumes and…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-11-10
Summary:

The Grand should draw a good crowd during the next four days when Max Linder will be the star attraction in the amusing burlesque of Dumas' famous novel. 'The Three Must Get There's' is an absurdity from start to finish, and Linder as 'Dart-in-Again,' the young…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-11-12
Summary:

The Grand, in Wanchai, must be congratulated for their enterprise in presenting what they term an all-comedy bill once every week. The present bill features Max Linder in 'The Three Must Get There's,' an amusing travesty on 'The Three Musketeers.' If this is not…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-11-14
Summary:

Booth Tarkington ranks amongst the greatest masters of fiction of the day, and in 'The Flirt,' he has written a story which is a good deal stronger than the name indicates. Film synopsis included.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-11-15
Summary:

The Flirt' was received with every sign of appreciation at the Grand last night. A very welcome addition to the programme is Harold Lloyd, in an absurdity entitled 'Get in and Get under [sic].' Lloyd always contrives to be amusing and this present effort is up to his best standard…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-11-16
Summary:

The Flirt' originally announced for two days only at the Grand, has proved such a popular success that the management will show it for one day longer. Last night, it was enjoyed by a big house and many requests were received to hold it over. It will be shown today only, giving place…