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: 1916-10-17
Summary:

Tomorrow night, at the Victoria Theatre, the famous Somme film, 'The Battle of the Somme,' will be screened for the first time. The picture has met with such adverse criticism, but the comments from the Times and the Globe were different. Film review included.

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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: 1917-06-27
Summary:

The official pictures of 'The Battle of the Somme' were exhibited last night for the first time at the Victoria Theatre. They were first shown at the Scala Theatre, London, some six weeks after the battle took place on July 1st, 1918. The pictures are truly a vivid representation of…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1917-06-28
Summary:

The Victoria Theatre was again crowded to over flowing last night when the official films of the Battle of the Somme were shown for the second time. These pictures are beautifully clear, and they give a wonderfully realistic impression of what the actual fighting on the Western Front is like.…

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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: 1916-10-14
Summary:

A war film 'The Battle of the Somme' will be shown at the Victoria Theatre. The management has made arrangements to obtain the film for exhibition.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-10-24
Summary:

Audiences have been attracted by the war film 'Battle of the Somme' screened at the Victoria Theatre. 'The Red Circle' was also shown.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1917-06-27
Summary:

Last evening, at the Victoria Theatre, the great war-film, entitled 'The Battle of the Somme' was produced. Film plot included.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1917-06-28
Summary:

That the Hongkong public has been eagerly awaiting the Battle of the Somme films was again evident last night, when another crowded house thronged the Victoria Theatre. Film plot included.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1917-07-17
Summary:

The film depicting 'The Battle of the Ancre' was shown in 5 parts at the Victoria Theatre. This film is like the Somme film. One of the most striking portions of the films is the night photography and the films will be shown again tonight and Thursday night. The films giving '…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1917-07-20
Summary:

'Battle of the Ancre' was shown at the Victoria Theatre. It depicted the scenes in battle worth great details.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-05-02
Summary:

The Italian War film 'From the Mountains to the Sea' was exhibited in aid of Italian War Charities at the Victoria Theatre. The pictures were beautifully tinted and different from the 'Battle of the Somme' and the 'Battle of the Ancre.' By special request a…