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: 1922-12-04
Summary:

William Russell stirred big audiences to enthusiasm yesterday at the World Theatre, in his latest William Fox production, 'The Challenge of the Law.' This story was written by E. Lloyd Sheldon, and directed by Scott Dunlap. Film plot included.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1914-04-25
Summary:

The pictures of Captain Scott's dash for the South Pole drew a fair house last evening at the Theatre Royal. There will be matinee this afternoon.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1914-04-23
Summary:

The expedition of Captain Robert Falcon Scott included great pictures of penguins and active volcano. The widows and orphans of the dead heroes will control the films and receive the major part of the net profits.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1914-04-22
Summary:

Considering the excellence of the pictures unfolding the undying story of Captain Scott, at the Theatre Royal, there was but a poor attendance last night. The educational value of the pictures cannot be overrated and no European, particularly those of British nationality, should miss seeing the…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1914-04-23
Summary:

There was again only a moderate attendance at the Theatre Royal last night when the Scott Expedition pictures were shown. The picture was recorded by Mr. Herbert G. Ponting on Captain Robert Falcon Scott's expedition to the Antarctic.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1914-04-18
Summary:

Hong Kong is to see the remarkable Antarctic motion pictures of Captain Scott's South Polar Expedition, which were taken by Lt. Herbert G. Ponting F.R.G.S. The exhibition will take place at the Theatre Royal, opening on Monday next. The series is heralded as 'The Undying Story of…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1914-04-21
Summary:

The Undying Story of Captain Scott and Animal Life in the Antartica' is a production from actual life. It reveals the Antartic and the lives of Captain Scott who sacrificed their lives. Although there were a few empty seats at the openings, the disappoinment faded soon enough.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1914-04-17
Summary:

The pictures of the Antartic of Captain Scott will be given at the Theatre Royal. The picture starts with Capt Scott bidding last farewell and ended with the last scene revealing their camping place. An interesting incident in the showing of the pictures in Shanghai was that Surgeon Atkinson and…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1914-04-23
Summary:

The Scott Expedition pictures are marvellous, but they are not being better supported in Hong Kong because the pictures are not allowed to speak for themselves and the lecturer is annoying.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1914-04-24
Summary:

The cinematograph history of the Scott Antartic Expedition was shown at the Theatre Royal by means of film made by Mr. Herbert G. Ponting. It was fortunate to film a large school of deep sea creatures.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1919-12-23
Summary:

Sir Walter Scott wrote a highly successful English novel, the motion picture version which bids fair to eclipse the popularity of the book upon which it was founded. 'The Bishop's Emeralds' featuring Virginia Pearson, will be seen at the Victoria Theatre. It is the first of a…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1914-03-30
Summary:

Cinematograph pictures of the Scott expedition to the Antarctic will be shown at an early date with the Theatre Royal.

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Headline: R. A. Xmas Tree
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-12-25
Summary:

W. A. Passby, C. R. A., officers and ladies were at the R. A. Theatre. There was a cinema show produced by the Pathe Cinema Company.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1921-12-13
Summary:

A thrilling story of struggle and hardship was told by Capt. E. R. G. R. Evans, to a crowded audience at the World Theatre last night when he lectured on that memorable and gallant last Antarctic expedition of Capt. R. F. Scott, under whom he served as second in command. The lecture was…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1917-12-12
Summary:

Mr. Herbert G. Ponting shared his views to the possibilities of the kinematograph for education purposes, as a medium on teaching history, natural history, art, literature legend and geography, etc. He was inspired by George Pearson, a former schoolmaster and now one of the most successful film…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1914-04-22
Summary:

The Scott Antartic Expedition were admirably screened as a story of heroism and hardship. The picture is still drawing big houses in London, members of the Royal Family were deeply impressed and effort should be made to give the school children a matinee.

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Headline: Bijou Theatre
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-09-27 - 1916-09-29
Summary:

Screening of 'Ivanhoe', adopted from the novel of Sir Walter Scott, 'At the Risk of Her Life' and Keystone Comics

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1919-07-31
Summary:

It is about twelve years now since the cinema first made its great plunge into public favour. At first, the projection of films was extraordinarily bad. Today, the cinema has reached a critical stage in its progress. The picture of Captain Scott's expedition was mentioned. – 'M.A.L.…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1924-05-24 - 1924-05-26
Summary:

Warner Bros. presents 'The Beautiful and Damned,' adapted from the novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald.