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: 1917-03-31
Summary:

There was a packed house at the Victoria Theatre last night and a most interesting programme was gone through, including Pathe's British and American Gazette, 'Despised' (a two-part play), 'The Star Boarder' (introducing Charlie Chaplin), 'The Great War' , and…

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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: 1919-08-26
Summary:

The much-advertised picture 'The Lightning Raider,' one of the best of Pathe's productions, in which Pearl White, the worldwide known cinema star, takes the principal part, will be screened at the Victoria Theatre on Thursday night and is certain of success.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-08-29
Summary:

The Victoria Theatre management asks us to announce that, owing to the Empress of Russia being delayed at Manila, the two artists, Mr. Baroen and Miss Rosetti, who were to appear tonight at the Victoria, will not do so. Consequently, the musical programme will not be included in their bill.…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-09-06
Summary:

For tomorrow night a treat has been arranged by the enterprising management of the Victoria Theatre. The third and fourth episodes of 'The Lightning Raider,' featuring Pearl White, will be released and the string band from the s. s. Venezuela will play a critical selection of music.…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-09-20
Summary:

A very fine programme is being shown form tonight at the Victoria Theatre. The new episodes of 'The Lightning Raider' are just as engrossing as their predecessors and a very funny Harold Lloyd comedy 'Look Out Below' will also be screened. Altogether the bill is varied and…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-09-27
Summary:

At the Victoria Theatre tonight, besides new episodes of 'The Lightning Raider' the programme will consist of bright songs, duets and dances contributed by that English company 'The Prize Packets.' The Company has been drawing good houses since Thursday and there is every…

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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: 1912-03-25
Summary:

After an off-spell on account of the visit of the Hughes Company, the Victoria Theatre will resume its moving picture show tonight. The films hitherto presented at the Victoria have been excellent and have won high appreciation from crowded audiences. Some new features are promised.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-04-24
Summary:

The movement initiated by the enterprising proprietors of the Victoria Theatre for a monster benefit in aid of the sufferers by the Titanic disaster has met with a hearty response, and on Friday it is expected that the compact little theatre will be filled to overflowing. The entertainment,…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-07-12
Summary:

The attraction at the Victoria Theatre this week is the Billy Eldid Troupe of marvellous comic cyclists, who introduce Chocolate, described as the popular of Spanish circus clowns. In addition, the Victoria puts on a number of admirable films, which are alone worth seeing.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-09-23
Summary:

The Bijou Theatre, Flower Street, opens tonight, when a most attractive programme will be presented. Miss Ada Rowley and Miss Gladys will make their debut in Hongkong. The films, we understand, are entirely new, and the entertainment promises to be of a high-class order.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-12-10
Summary:

The Howard Sisters are appearing at the Victoria Theatre. The films are as interesting as ever, and the whole performance is most enjoyable.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-08-20
Summary:

The Victoria Theatre still attracts good audiences to both matinee and evening performances, the variety and excellence of the films being a most enjoyable feature. The theatre is proposed to show a dramatic picture during the interval to relieve the monotony of those who choose to remain in the…

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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…