A History Of Film Exhibition And Reception In Colonial Hong Kong: 1897 To 1925
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Headline: Bijou Theatre
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1915-02-06
Summary:

Some excellent war pictures, a new Max Linder adventure were screened at the Bijou last night. Mr. Louis T. Slicker sang songs and tomorrow night Miss May Clarke will make her first appearance.

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Headline: Bijou Theatre
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1915-02-19
Summary:

Some excellent war pictures were shown at the Bijou. Another great attraction was a new Max Linder picture. Tomorrow, 'The Plaything of an Hour' will be screened for the first time.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1915-03-05
Summary:

The Victoria's programmes are profiting by the new contract with Messrs. Pathe. The Wiffles film which was shown on Tuesday, Wednesday and last night was good. The War pictures are better than ever, and the long film 'The Crime for Love' is good too. Tonight a new Max Linder…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1915-03-08
Summary:

Last night, a Filipino band performed at the Victoria. The war pictures were interesting and instructive. The long film 'Contrasts' and a Max Linder film were screened.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1915-04-17
Summary:

The war pictures screened at the Victoria last night were interesting. There was a funny Vitagraph picture, but the most popular item was the Max Linder film. The features of next week's show will be a series of Sherlock Holmes pictures.

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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: 1915-09-21
Summary:

The weekend programme at the Victoria Theatre, which has been received by its many patrons, has consisted of Parts 3 and 4 of 'Lucille Love,' some first-class war pictures, and 'My Cousin, You Know.' The new programme which begins tonight includes Parts 5 and 6 of '…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-01-17
Summary:

There was a well-filled house at the Victoria Theatre last night and a very attractive series of pictures was screened. A new Max Linder film, 'Tiny Tim and the Cherries,' the new Pathe Gazette containing some war pictures, and the five-part drama 'The Masked Amazon' were…

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Headline: Victoria
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-01-31
Summary:

In point of plot and of acting 'The Sin of Jean Perlot' is one of the greatest successes Messrs Pathe have achieved. Other items include Pathe's British Gazette, the French Troops in Alsace, some comics and an American drama entitled 'The Heart of Maggie Malone.'…

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Headline: Bijou
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-02-28
Summary:

The ingenious musical act of Mr. Williams and Miss Mignon was repeated last night at the Bijou before an appreciative audience. The picture of the evening was a historical drama 'Espartaco.' On Wednesday next, a new Max Linder picture will be screened at this house.

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Headline: Victoria
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-08-14
Summary:

There has been quite a Number One show at the Victoria Theatre over the weekend, and good houses have been the rule. 'Mabelle and Kitty' are maintaining their popularity and are giving some excellent songs and dances. 'The Phantom of His Love,' the Pathe Gazette and the war…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-08-15
Summary:

The special programme at the Victoria Theatre last night, which included a splendid list of musical numbers by the Band of the 18th Infantry, attracted a large house. The pictures were all comedy and included an excellent three-part Max Linder film.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1917-01-25
Summary:

The current programme at the Victoria contains abundance of interesting matter. There are two fresh episodes of the serial 'Greed,' a Pathe Gazette, a splendid Max Linder picture and a variety of comics. Tomorrow, night there will be a change of programme.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1917-05-15
Summary:

An excellent programme was provided at the Hongkong Theatre last night, including a new Wiffles picture which proved a magnificent laugh-producer. Tonight, the management is giving a special show on behalf of the Hong Kong Aeroplane Fund. The programme will include some unusually good films – a…

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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: 1921-10-22
Summary:

The star film at the World Theatre this weekend is a five-part picture entitled 'When a Woman Strikes.' It is a tale of the wild West with a cast including Ben Wilson, Neva Gerber, Rosemary Theby, Murdock MacQuarrie and other film favourite. Film synopsis included. There is the usual…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-10-28
Summary:

The remarkable comedy and dramatic talents of charming Madge Kennedy find ample scope in 'The Kingdom of Youth,' an intensely thrilling Goldwyn picture shown at the Coronet Theatre last evening. Film synopsis included. In the same programme are the latest Topical Budget, devoted mainly…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-12-12
Summary:

Phenomenal business has been experienced by Northern cinemas fortunate enough to secure Charlie Chaplin's wonderful comedy, 'The Kid,' according to reports received locally. In Shanghai, it crowded the Victoria Theatre for two weeks at $2 per seat, and after a further four nights…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-12-14
Summary:

The most noteworthy feature of Charlie Chaplin's masterpiece 'The Kid' after the acting of the great comedian himself is the wonderful performance of the boy actor Jackie Coogan.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-12-19
Summary:

Charlie Chaplin's masterpiece 'The Kid' comes to the Coronet Theatre this evening. This wonderful comedy has everywhere been proclaimed the great comedian's finest picture, even better than 'Shoulder Arms.' Jackie Coogan has been acclaimed the cleverest child actor…