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: 1914-12-21
Summary:

The picture 'The Plaything of His Luck' was screened on Saturday evening at Victoria. The bill also includes the Gaumont Graphic, 'Artemio in Love' and 'The Strength of Men.' Mr. Bert Flatt and Miss Flo Brooks performed.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-09-04
Summary:

The New Hongkong Cinematograph was well filled last evening by an appreciative audience, who thoroughly enjoyed both the pictures and the music. The programme was of a capital description. 'A Daughter of Eve' in five reels, was the premier film. A Gaumont Graphic film was also quite…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-09-11
Summary:

At the New Hongkong Theatre, a fine four-part Italian film, 'The Waitress Countess,' is being shown. The Gaumont Graphic contains a number of well-taken and most interesting photographs dealing with the war and other matters of topical interest, and there are further attractions in the…

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Headline: Bijou Theatre
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1917-04-21
Summary:

The Bijou Theatre is screening two very interesting pictures tonight: 'The Corsair,' a detective drama in six parts; and a Gaumont Graphic, showing the Allies in the East. There will be several changes of programme next week, on account of management having arranged to show a series of…

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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: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-09-15
Summary:

At the Hongkong Theatre, starting from today until Friday, a very fine Paramount picture in five parts entitled 'The Yankee Girl' is being screened, in which Blanche Ring takes the leading role. A two-part comedy, 'Distilled Love' featuring the well-known comedy star Alice…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-10-26
Summary:

The World Theatre's star film 'The Source' is an interesting picture with a plot staged in a lumber camp. Film synopsis included. Other films shown are the Gaumont Graphic and a very funny comedy. At 5.15, the star film is 'Melting Millions,' and first three episodes of…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-02-15
Summary:

During the remainder of the week patrons of the Bijou Scenic' Theatre are favoured with a complete change of programme. 'Cod Fishing from a Trawler' is a most interesting and instructive film as are also Pathe's Weekly Gazette and The Gaumont Graphic, showing the latest news…

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Headline: The Cinemas
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-04-18
Summary:

Hongkong has had little cause to complain of lack of entertainment for many months past, yet through it all the Victoria and Bijou Cinemagraphs have maintained their own as attractions and seldom fail to draw large houses. At the Victoria, the Quealys made success, while the sisters Price were…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-05-31
Summary:

It is easy to understand why Mr. R. H. Stephenson, or 'Bob' Stephenson as his intimates call him, the popular lessee and manager of the Bijou Scenic Theatre, is looking forward with such pleasurable anticipation to his forthcoming trip to Australia. The Bijou closes down after this…

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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: 1913-10-11
Summary:

The Victoria Cinematograph Theatre presented last night the great detective picture called 'The Escape of the white Glove Gang,' which is full of thrilling events and will run for 4 nights. 'Max as Cab Driver' creates a great amusement, and the Gaumont Graphic shows the…

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

The Victoria Theatre offerings this week amuse and interest the usual large audiences which patronize this well-known house. The Gaumont Graphic shows the latest happenings abroad, including the King's visit to Lancashire and his reception by the mill girls. The outstanding feature of the…

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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…