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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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: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-06-11
Summary:

There is every indication that on Thursday night the Victoria Theatre will draw a packed house from the way the bookings are going. The occasion will be the screening of the film 'Moral Suicide, or the Slaying of a Soul.' A private exhibition of this picture was accorded to the press.…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-06-12
Summary:

Moral Suicide or the Slaying of a Soul' will be the star film at the Victoria Theatre tonight. Patrons are requested to be early as the demand for seats in pressing. It is an all-round excellent film with a fine plot, beautiful photography and versatile acting.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-06-17
Summary:

Cinema-goers are reminded that 'Moral Suicide' will be screened, by special request, at the Victoria Theatre at the matinee tomorrow (Wednesday). As there were crowded houses last week, when it was produced, we have no doubt that the same will be the case tomorrow. This will be the…

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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.'

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-09-22
Summary:

Further episodes of the popular film the 'Black Box' will be shown at the Victoria Theatre during the week. The next serial film will be the 'Red Circle.'

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1917-10-26
Summary:

Mr J. J. Blake, the manager of that Victoria Theatre, informs us that great care has been taken in the choice of productions for the winter season. Great variety of films were obtained, including 'The Grip of Evil,' with Jack Saunders, 'The Fatal Ring' featuring Pearl White…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1917-12-04
Summary:

A new serial film 'The Mystery of the Double Cross' will be commenced at the Victoria Theatre on Friday next. 'The Fatal Ring' featuring Miss Pearl White and 'Kick in, Kick in' are hoped to be secured next.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-02-18
Summary:

The Tramp' featuring Henry Krauss will be screened tonight at the Victoria Theatre. Pathe's British and American Gazettes are really good this week and comic pictures are worth seeing. A well-known cinema serial 'The Fatal Ring' featuring Pearl White is expected shortly from…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-03-15
Summary:

The long expected serial film 'The Fatal Ring' featuring Pearl White will be screened with war pictures at the Victoria Theatre.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-03-22
Summary:

Victims of Fate' will be screened for the last time. The 3rd and 4th episodes of the serial film 'The Fatal Ring' featuring Pearl While will be produced. The new American Gazette is full of interest.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-04-03
Summary:

Pearl White played her part well in the 'Fatal Ring' while another feature 'The Annals of the War' is also supplied by Pathe Freres.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-04-15
Summary:

Precautions have been taken by the management of the Victoria Theatre. The absence of the military is due to the arrangement for providing cinema performances only for them. The films including 'The Fatal Ring' featuring Pearl White, Sydney Chaplin's comics, and 'The…