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: 1918-11-08
Summary:

In spite of the counter-attractions, the Victoria Theatre was quite full last night. The theatre secured serials with talented artists such as Pearl White and Antonio Moreno. The serial, 'The House of Hate,' was eagerly awaited by all theatre-goers. The picture, with such artistes as…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1918-11-22
Summary:

A most enjoyable programme, full of variety, is now being shown at the Victoria Theatre. It includes fresh episodes of the thrilling serial 'The House of Hate.' Other features are the British and American Gazettes and an exceedingly funny Harold Lloyd film entitled 'Look Pleasant…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1918-12-28
Summary:

All dressed up and nowhere to go.' That is the general complaint in Hong Kong, but it should be. It is true that Hong Kong is very poor in the matter of amusements, but there is one house that offers wholesome recreation, and that is the Victoria Theatre. On Christmas Day, its doors were…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-04-23
Summary:

The Victoria Theatre management has arranged for the screening of episodes of 'The House of Hate' on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. This is a very fine film and will be well worth seeing. The management always has an eye to the comfort and convenience of its patrons, and between…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-04-28
Summary:

The House of Hate,' new episodes of which were screened on Saturday at the Victoria Theatre, has been drawing packed houses. Pearl White is a film favourite and it is interesting to record that every picture depicting her requires no bleating to attract the public.

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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: 1918-05-27
Summary:

An excellent programme was given on Saturday evening at the Victoria Theatre. The British Gazette and the five reel film 'The On-the-Square Girl,' and the comedy 'Luke and the Wild Woman' proved very interesting and funny. More amusing pictures including 'The Torture of…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-05-29
Summary:

Last evening a psychological play 'The Torture of Silence' was screened. In addition, a Pathe colour film 'The Children of Tulipland' and two other films 'Homemade Pies' and 'Kick In' featuring Molly King will be screened on Friday evening.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-06-01
Summary:

Kick In' was played before for two years in New York as a play and was assured to appear on the screen and we get the opportunity to compare and appreciate both versions. The film featuring Molly [sic] King is going to be screened at the Victoria. Film synopsis included.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-06-03
Summary:

The new Pathe serial 'The Seven Pearls' to be screened at the Victoria Theatre is a thrilling one. Artistes contributed to the success of the picture, apart from the interesting story of the serials. The story was written by Chas. W. Goddard, who wrote 'The Perils of Pauline…