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: 1912-04-12
Summary:

Another Max Linder picture is being shown at the Victoria Theatre just now. It is entitled 'The Deepest Dye.' A fine historical film is 'Madame San Gene,' which tells a thrilling story of the time of Napoleon.

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Headline: The Bijou
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1912-11-09
Summary:

The Bijou promises a great draw tonight 'Won Through Waiting' [sic] – a drama that comes from Europe with a fine reputation. Max Linder supplies the comic relief, and how funny he is needing no telling. The Misses Connor and Porter Appear in new songs.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-04-15
Summary:

The kinetophone is Mr. Thomas A. Edison's latest invention. Hong Kong will be able to see it in the evening of the 23rd. at the Theatre Royal. He took a newspaperman to his experimental theatre and explained that the kernel was the absolute synchronisation of the movements in the motion…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-11-05
Summary:

The need for 'sporting priests' was urged by the music-hall artist, Mr. George Mozart, at a meeting of the Catholic Stage Guild in London. He mentioned it was the duty of Catholics now to produce plays which would be on the highest artistic level with any that the world produced. The…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1914-11-23
Summary:

Cines Company's 'How Heroes are Made' which tells the story of a drummer boy under Napoleon was shown at the Victoria Theatre.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-08-22 - 1916-08-23
Summary:

On Aug 23, Frederic Coleman in his enthralling stories of the war in France and Flanders; don't fail to see Coleman's great War Pictures taken by him midst shot and shell in trench & firing line; Coleman is a rare humorist and tells many amusing stories of the British and French…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-09-05 - 1916-09-05
Summary:

On Sep 5, 'The Black Box Mystery' [sic] in 3 parts; performance by Rowe & Mora; comics: 'Wiffles & the Tell-Tale Screen'; 'Wilful Peggy'; 'Dad's Boy'; dramatic: 'Mender of Nets'; interesting: 'Flowers under the Cine's Magic…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-09-05 - 1916-09-05
Summary:

Screening of 'Black Box Mystery', Comics: 'Wiffles and the Tell Tale Screen', 'Wilful Peggy', 'Dad's Boy', 'Emder of Nets' and 'Flowers under the Cines Magic Wand'; Performance by Dr. Rowe and Mora

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Headline: The Victoria
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-09-05
Summary:

Dr Rowe and 'Mora' will continue their performance at the Victoria. 'Mora' will answer questions of audiences. Wiffles comedy and a feature illustrating the educational value of the cinema are also in the programme.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-09-06 - 1916-09-06
Summary:

On Sep 5, 'The Black Box Mystery' [sic] in 3 parts; performance by Rowe & Mora; comics: 'Wiffles & the Tell-Tale Screen'; 'Wilful Peggy'; 'Dad's Boy'; dramatic: 'Mender of Nets'; interesting: 'Flowers under the Cine's Magic…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-09-06 - 1916-09-07
Summary:

Tonight: Screening of 'Black Box Mystery', Comics: 'Wiffles and the Tell Tale Screen', 'Wilful Peggy', 'Dad's Boy', 'Emder of Nets' and 'Flowers under the Cines Magic Wand'; Performance by Dr. Rowe and Mora

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Headline: Bijou Theatre
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1917-01-26
Summary:

Dr. Rowe and Mystic Mora are to commence another brief season at the Bijou Theatre tomorrow, with an entirely new programme. They will be here for four nights only. Dr. Rowe will expose 'how gamblers win' and 'the secrets of cheating at game of chance.' Mora, as usual, will…

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Headline: The Victoria
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-06-12
Summary:

The first two episodes of 'Seven Pearls' and a Pathe Gold Rooster film 'Simon the Jester,' taken from the novel by W. J. Locke, featuring Edwin Arden, Irene Warfield and Alma Tell will be screened. New comics and British and American Gazettes will be screened next week.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-11-13 - 1918-11-16
Summary:

Tonight, showing 5th and 6ths episodes of 'The Secret Kingdom,' and L-KO splendid comedies. Don't forget! Saturday 16th November, showing 3rd and 4th episodes of 'The Mystery of the Double Cross,' 'Max Linder Joins the Colours' and 'Wiffles and the Tell-…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-01-28
Summary:

The Coronet Theatre was packed to the doors, last night when the first (evening) screening of William Fox's comedy 'The Yankee Way' took place. It is said that Mr. George Walsh has succeeded in giving us something new in the movie and a quite distinctive 'picture'…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1919-07-22 - 1919-07-23
Summary:

If you saw 'A Turf Conspiracy' last night, please tell your friends about it. We want them to see it too.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1919-09-17
Summary:

When are the enterprising Chinese going to take up the production of moving pictures, and have their own shows as the Japanese have? Those superficial or-ill-natured critics who repeat the frequent slander that Japanese are 'copiers, but not the originators,' should see what the…

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Headline: The Coronet
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-11-28 - 1919-12-01
Summary:

William Desmond in 'Blood Will Tell.' Booking at Robinson's. November 29 remarks: British Gazette No. 575. Harold Lloyd in 'A Jazzed Honeymoon.' Augmented orchestra. At 7.15 p.m., 'The Brass Bullet' episode 5-8.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1919-11-28 - 1919-11-29
Summary:

Tonight until Sunday at 5.15 and 9.15 p.m., William Desmond in 'Blood Will Tell.' Usual prices, Booking at Robinson's. November 28 Remarks: Another ad. on page 5.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1919-11-28 - 1919-12-01
Summary:

Tonight until Sunday at 5.15 and 9.15 p.m., William Desmond in 'Blood Will Tell.' Usual prices. Booking at Robinson's. November 28 Remarks: On page 5, another ad. on the film. December 1 Remarks: 7.15 p.m., 'The Brass Bullet' episodes 5 to 6.