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: 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: 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…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1914-01-14
Summary:

The Victoria Theatre attracted large crowds. The attendance of many Chinese families at matinees has been an evidence of the popularity of the magnificent films which were put on.

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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.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1914-02-27
Summary:

Quo Vadis will be screened at Saturday's matinee at the Victoria Theatre commencing at 4 p.m., there will be no reserved seats. On Sunday at the usual matinee 'Love in Artifice' will be shown. On Monday 'Antony and Cleopatra' will be put on for the first time in public…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1914-03-02
Summary:

Antony and Cleopatra' will be shown at the Victoria Theatre. The production gives a complete outline of the story of Mark Anthony and the whole making presents a thrilling, dramatic picture.