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: 1916-09-19
Summary:

The special band night at the Victoria Theatre last night was less well patronised than it might have been. The Band of the 18th Infantry played a most excellent list of pieces and the picture programme was full of fun. So good a show deserved to be well attended. There will be a new programme…

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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: 1911-12-07
Summary:

A special attraction is to be provided at the Bijou Theatre tonight, when Miss Eileen Murray will appear for the first time. The pictures shown at the Bijou are of the best.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-03-13
Summary:

Hongkong is in danger of being spoilt just now, in the way of entertainments. There is no lack of choice, and the standard may be set down as uniformly high. Until the weekend, every evening may be spent at the University without fear of proving tedious. On Friday night, the Theatre Royal should…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-04-11
Summary:

The Sisters Price continue to score nightly successes at the ever-popular Bijou Scenic Theatre and the pictures reach high watermark in the Cinematographic art. The natural consequence is a series of crowded 'houses.'

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-04-12
Summary:

The tuneful singing and artistic dancing of the Sisters Price are charming all audiences at the Bijou Scenic Theatre, and the pictures are as good as ever, with the latest gazette and graphic news of the world a very acceptable leading feature.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-05-11
Summary:

The Bijou Scenic Theatre, in compliance with the wishes of some of its patrons, has decided to eliminate the variety turns from its programmes. The prices are to be reduced during the hot weather and pictures only will be shown, the latter being the latest and best.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-09-20
Summary:

The popular Bijou Scenic Theatre will be once more thrown open to its patrons on Monday next. There will be a fine selection of new pictures, whilst the variety turns will be sure to please, the artistes being Miss Ada Rowley, Welsh balladist, and Miss Gladys Spencer. Mr. Stephenson is going to…

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

At the Bijou Scenic Theatre, a better programme than ever is being put before the numerous patrons. The pictures are excellent and the songs by Miss Gladys Spencer and Miss Dolly Swift.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-12-17
Summary:

The great attraction at the Victoria Theatre just now, besides the excellent pictures, is the Howard Sisters.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-01-22
Summary:

Pathe Freres ask us to announce that they are now in a position to give complete cinematograph shows in private houses. The novelty will doubtless be appreciated by hostesses who are sometimes at a loss for a new way of entertaining. The price is reasonable, only $50, and the latest pictures are…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-01-29
Summary:

Miss Cecile Stephano, who engaged by Mr. R. Stephenson for the Bijou Scenic Theatre, made her bow to a packed house, and rendered the 'Mighty Deep and 'Yes or no.' Miss Dollie Swift's song is also beautiful. With excellent pictures and the singing performances, it is only…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-06-21
Summary:

Good pictures and good dancing are the attractions at the Bijou Scenic Theatre. Miss Chinita Zerega will stay on the programme this week. Max Linder is also being a strong favourite and an entertainment in himself. The Theatre presents a fresh appearance since its redecoration and a multiplicity…

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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…