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: 1915-02-25
Summary:

The Midnight Guest' is being shown at the Victoria for the last time tonight. The war pictures are the finest we have yet seen. A new Wiffles picture will be shown tomorrow night together with a special series of war pictures. The Victoria having now obtained exclusive rights in Hong Kong…

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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: 1915-06-22
Summary:

The success of the series 'The Perils of Pauline' is testified by the crowded houses at the Victoria on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and last night. The Adventures will be continued in next Friday's programme. In addition to the Pauline pictures, there was a most interesting film…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1915-06-30
Summary:

A good programme was put on at the Victoria Theatre last night, and will be followed till Friday, when fresh instalments of the ever-popular 'Pauline' will be put on. The chief features, in addition to some good war pictures, are another delightful 'Wiffles' picture and a…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1915-08-10
Summary:

The Victoria Theatre has been giving a splendid programme over the weekend, including war pictures, a Sherlock Holmes episode and a magnificently produced Pathe drama 'A Queen's Love.' tonight's programme includes a new Wiffles picture and the 'Everyone His Own Destiny…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1915-08-18
Summary:

All the items at the Victoria Theatre last night were bright and there were some excellent war pictures. The two leading features were a remarkably pretty French comedy 'Little Miss Hard-to-please,' and a two part Wiffles extravaganza.

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Headline: Victoria
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1915-11-22
Summary:

Full houses have again been the rule at the Victoria at the various weekend performances. The Friday and Monday programme at the Victoria contains some bright little comics, another Wiffles picture, Pathe's Gazette 'The Flight that Saves,' and a coloured picture of the Cotentin…

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Headline: Victoria
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1915-11-29
Summary:

At the Victoria Theatre, the Friday to Monday programme is full of good things, including another new Gazette 'Sports in Catalonia,' one of Pathe's scenic pictures. The three-part film 'The Stepmother' is prettily conceived. There are two comics. Tomorrow night's…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1915-12-01
Summary:

Among the items on the new programme at the Victoria Theatre are a new Wiffles picture, and a French film 'The Carnival Tragedy.'

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Headline: Victoria
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1915-12-20
Summary:

The Friday to Monday show at the Victoria Theatre contains some good features, including a two-part French Comedy 'When a Woman Schemes,' another comic 'Saving the Furniture,' and a dramatic film 'When the Earth Trembled.' Both sets of war pictures are vivid, and…

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

The Bijou's weekend programme contains some good comics, a Wiffles picture, and two lengthy dramatic films 'The Spider' and 'The Three Caskets.'

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-02-17
Summary:

The current pictures programme at the Victoria Theatre includes a good film representation of 'As You Like It' and a new 'Wiffles' picture in colours. Tomorrow night, the Melbourne Comedy Company will give its first performance in Hong Kong. Mr. Tom Melbourne, Miss Eileen…

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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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Headline: Victoria
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-08-21
Summary:

The Friday, Saturday and Sunday programme at the Victoria Theatre was as well patronised as such an excellent bill of fare deserved to be. The Pathe Gazette was a particularly good one and the special war pictures beyond praise. The centre-piece was a beautifully staged romantic play: 'The…

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Headline: Victoria
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-09-25
Summary:

There was a big house at the Victoria on Saturday night when the closing scenes of the popular 'Black Box' film were screened. A special feature of the programme was a new Wiffles picture, representing that hero in as amusing a light as ever. The new Pathe Gazette and war pictures were…

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Headline: Victoria
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-10-23
Summary:

At the Victoria Theatre on Friday night, the first two episodes of the new serial 'The Red Circle' were shown and proved very exciting. Two war pictures were screened: 'Approaching the Second Line,' and 'The Battle of the Somme.' As comic relief, a new Wiffles film…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1917-01-22
Summary:

The current programme at the Victoria Theatre is a most interesting one. It contains a new Pathe Gazette, a fine war picture illustrative of the training which the French recruits are undergoing and an exceedingly clever 'Wiffles' comedy, in which M. Prince appears in quite a new and…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1917-04-25
Summary:

There was a good attendance at the Victoria Theatre last night when the first two episodes of the new serial 'Adventures of J. Rufus Wallingford' were shown. These pictures are considerably above the level of the ordinary American serial, and should be seen. The current programme also…

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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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Headline: A Fine Film
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-07-31
Summary:

D. W. Griffith's 'Intolerance,' which is to be the attraction at the Coronet Theatre for three nights commencing tomorrow, Friday, has been playing to capacity houses wherever shown. The production to be given here is an exact duplicate of that used in the Liberty Theatre, New…