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: 1915-06-07
Summary:

The war pictures shown at the Victoria Theatre are fresh and interesting, while, in addition to one or two excellent comics, the fifth and sixth episodes of 'The Perils of Pauline' are on show. These include a sensational incident in a New York Chinese joss house, and a remarkable…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1915-06-11
Summary:

The new instalments of 'The Perils of Pauline' at the Victoria Theatre have been drawing big houses during the weekend. The current programme also contains some excellent war pictures and a couple of good comics. Beginning from Wednesday June 18, a full orchestra, under the…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1915-06-22
Summary:

The success of the series 'The Perils of Pauline' is testified by the crowded houses at the Victoria on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and last night. The Adventures will be continued in next Friday's programme. In addition to the Pauline pictures, there was a most interesting film…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1915-06-30
Summary:

A good programme was put on at the Victoria Theatre last night, and will be followed till Friday, when fresh instalments of the ever-popular 'Pauline' will be put on. The chief features, in addition to some good war pictures, are another delightful 'Wiffles' picture and a…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1915-07-06
Summary:

So popular is the Pauline series at the Victoria Theatre that the house has several times refused admission to late comers. The newest instalments, which were put on for the first time on Friday night, include perhaps the most sensational jump ever shown on the film, and many other engrossing…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1915-07-14
Summary:

Owing to the Great demand for Seats on Friday and Saturday at the Victoria for the17th and 18th Episodes of the 'Perils of Pauline,' the management requests the public to obtain their tickets early. They will not be responsible for reserved seats 10 minutes after the rise of curtain.…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1915-07-20
Summary:

The Victoria Theatre was again crowded to the doors over the weekend, in consequence of the great popularity of 'The Perils of Pauline.' This exciting story finishes next Friday, on which occasion, as we announced yesterday, a grand benefit concert in aid of the flood suffered will be…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1915-07-24
Summary:

A special picture show and instrumental concert on behalf of the Kwangtung Flood Relief Fund attracted a lot of audiences. Socieda [sic] Philarmonie, the joint bands under Professor Gonzalez, and Sir Edward Elgar performed. The cinematograph show included two splendid sets of recent war pictures…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1917-08-08
Summary:

Victoria Theatre will commence to screen a mystery film 'The Shielding Shadow' on Friday. In the past, Pathe's serial 'Elaine,' 'Red Circle,' 'The Perils of Pauline' and 'The Iron Claw' were very successful. This is the latest Pathe mystery…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1918-01-21
Summary:

This afternoon, at 5.15, the Victoria Theatre has a big attraction, for 'Quo Vadis?' is to be screened. This magnificent picture is in seven parts. For tonight, there is a splendid programme, including the third and fourth episodes of 'The Great Secret,' as well as Pathe…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-03-28
Summary:

The performances at the Coronet yesterday were signalised by capacity houses who immensely enjoyed 'The Sack of Rome,' produced by the author of 'Quo Vadis?' the film sustains the claims made for it as being a beautiful spectacular panorama of Rome under the temporal power of…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-09-03
Summary:

The author of 'Quo Vadis' has sold the rights of reporting his works, on films to a European Syndicate for 1.25 billion francs, and a similar right to an American Company for a like sum.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-10-09
Summary:

Six years ago the total number of employees in cinematograph theatres in Great Britain was about 500. They now exceed 125,000. Their weekly wage-bill probably runs into £250,000 or more. The number of people visiting the cinemas per week must be well over eight million. These and many other…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-11-22
Summary:

The Victoria Theatre promises soon to produce the magnificent film 'Quo Vadis', also 'The Battle of Waterloo.' The latter, which is 6,000ft. in length, is to be screened next week. 'The Trio,' three special artistes, are booked to appear.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-12-11
Summary:

It is probable that no film has ever been shown anywhere that created a greater sensation than 'Quo Vadis,' in six parts, which will be shown at the Victoria Theatre shortly. The enterprising management has also arranged for two companion films dealing with Ancient Rome, 'Anthony…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-12-22
Summary:

Patrons of the Victoria Theatre find plenty of thrills in the detective drama entitled 'In the Clutch of the Apaches,' which depicts, in four parts, the adventures of a child in the hands of an Apache gang. Some fine film treats are coming, including 'Quo Vadis,' 'Last…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-12-27
Summary:

The approaching majority of kinematography may well call for a brief review of the extraordinary growth of the industry since that eventful day in 1893 when at the World's Fair, Chicago, Thomas Edison's kinetoscope was introduced to an amazed public. Facts about the picture industry in…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1914-02-05
Summary:

The famous cinema picture 'Quo Vadis?' has arrived and is to be screened at the Victoria Theatre on Monday.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1914-02-07
Summary:

Quo Vadis?' is to be screened at the Victoria Theatre and we can follow the historical events from the story of Christian martyrs to the Crucification. The film will be screened at the Victoria, commencing Monday the 9th inst.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1914-02-14
Summary:

Quo Vadis has made a sensation in Hong Kong. It will be shown tonight and tomorrow Sunday night. Followed by Quo Vadis is the Collier Sisters illustrating the famous Tango.