A History Of Film Exhibition And Reception In Colonial Hong Kong: 1897 To 1925
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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: 1916-08-28
Summary:

The Victoria Theatre, on Friday, screened a war play of unusual interest: 'The Menace,' which is not only staged and mounted in the Film d'Art Company's best manner, but which unfolds a most strikingly ingenious plot. There was also a new Gazette, equal is point of quality to…

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Headline: Victoria
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-09-04
Summary:

An extremely good programme has been put on at the Victoria during the weekend. Dr. Rowe and Madame Mora performed. The pictures included some more war films and a good Pathe Gazette; another of the clever Bray Cartoons dealing with the exploits of a police dog. Another feature was a further…

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Headline: Victoria
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-09-11
Summary:

The Friday, Saturday and Sunday programme at the Victoria Theatre contained a most interesting variety of pictures, including the 7th and 8th episodes of Mr. Phillips Oppenheim's 'Black Box.' The Pathe Gazette and war pictures were extremely good, and there was a very jolly '…

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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: 1917-01-09
Summary:

At the Victoria Theatre, during the past few nights, the main attraction has been the opening instalments of the new serial: 'The Iron Claw,' a piece which furnishes thrills and sensations without stint. The new war pictures and Pathe Gazette are quite up to their usual good standard,…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1917-01-16
Summary:

Very crowded houses have again ruled at the Victoria during the past few nights, and 'The Iron Claw' serial bids fair to be fully as popular as its predecessors of the same class. The Victoria has also been offering a new Pathe Gazette, which contains some very striking features; as…

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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: 1917-01-29
Summary:

The Iron Claw' is drawing crowded houses at the Victoria. The current programme contains the 7th and 8th episodes thereof, together with an excellent Pathe Gazette and two very instructive films 'The Cotton Industry' and 'A Visit to the Zoo.' In addition, there is an…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1917-02-02
Summary:

Last night, for one night only, the Victoria Theatre screened a five-part film which has made a great sensation in America 'A Daughter of the People.' tonight, there is a complete change of programme, and further episodes of the popular picture 'The Iron Claw' will be shown…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1917-02-12
Summary:

Crammed houses have again been the rule at the Victoria Theatre over the weekend. The Pathe Gazette, the war pictures and 'Wiffles' Escape' were all first-class stuff and quite up to Messrs. Pathe's usual form. Two more episodes of 'The Iron Claw' were shown, and…

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Headline: Bijou Theatre
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1917-02-15
Summary:

Bijou Theatre is showing some very good films tonight, the programme including 'A Wife's Sacrifice' (in five parts) and 'Love's Young Dream.' A magnificent five-part picture 'Save the Queen,' as well as a two-part film 'Honour Before Wealth,'…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1917-02-19
Summary:

Another good programme at the Victoria Theatre on Friday and Saturday attracted full houses. In addition to further instalments of 'The Iron Claw' serial, a splendid Pathe Gazette and new set of war pictures were shown; also a very good descriptive film showing the wonderful acrobatic…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1917-04-21
Summary:

There was an over flowing house at the Victoria Theatre last night, when two excellent Gazettes were shown. Other items on the programme were further instalments of the sensational serial 'The Iron Claw' and some American comic pictures.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1917-05-26
Summary:

Commencing tonight, the Bijou Theatre is screening the first and second episodes of the 'Iron Claw,' a magnificent serial in 20 episodes. Picture lovers should not miss the opportunity of seeing this wonderful Pathe's production.

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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: 1917-10-25
Summary:

A statement about the winter season of Victoria Theatre has been made by Mr. J. J. Blake, the manager. Concerning serial pictures were so much appreciated by cinema-goers, Mr. Blake has arranged to screen first 'The Grip of Evil,' with Jackie Saunders in the leading role. Other serials…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-08-21
Summary:

The programme includes a serial film 'The Black Box' and war pictures, particularly the British Gazette. There was a good feature 'The Golden Sword Knot' and the comic cartoon picture 'The Police Dog No. 1' raised many a hearty laugh. The band of the 18th Infantry…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-08-31
Summary:

A large audience was attracted to the Victoria Theatre by the performance of Dr. Richard Rowe and 'Mora' with hand tricks and answering questions of audiences. The pictures included further episodes of the 'Black Box' and 'Romona' [sic].

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-09-16
Summary:

The management of the Victoria Theatre promises further sensational serial films when the run of 'The Black Box' is concluded, among them being 'The Broken Coin.' The next serial film will be 'Red Circle.'