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: 1916-10-09
Summary:

The 'What-nots' maintain their popularity at the Victoria Theatre, and there was a good house on Saturday night, despite the number of other attractions within the Colony. The Warleys gave some excellent sketches and the Great Renville Roberty performed further feats of magic. Miss…

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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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Headline: Victoria
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-10-30
Summary:

The Victoria Theatre was crowded to the doors on Saturday night, when an interestingly varied programme was offered. The principal item was an abbreviated but most successful version of Moliere's 'Malade Imaginer.' The acting was of a very high order and the mounting of the piece…

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Headline: Victoria
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-11-07
Summary:

The popular film 'The Red Circle' continues to draw good houses at the Victoria Theatre. With it, during the weekend, were screened a new Pathe Gazette and 'The Battle of Champagne' and a couple of Keystone comics. Last night, there was again a good attendance, and on this…

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Headline: Victoria
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-11-21
Summary:

Notwithstanding other attractions the Victoria has shown its films to big houses during the weekend. The pictures consisted – in addition to the 9th and 10th episodes of the popular American film 'The Red Circle'- of an excellent Pathe Gazette and another of Pathe's Science Series…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-12-05
Summary:

The audience at the Victoria Theatre last night immensely enjoyed the excellent programme provided by the management. The band of the 18th Infantry rendered some capital selections, and the pictures were all good. The stirring serial, 'The Red Circle,' came to an end. In addition,…

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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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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: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1918-06-26
Summary:

The chief feature of Victoria Theatre last night was the very fine five-part film 'The Last of the Carnaby's' [sic].Miss Gladys Hulette is the star figure of the film. Other features of the programme were a very interesting American Gazette and a picture of the Empire Day…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1918-07-01
Summary:

Despite the threatening weather, there was quite a good-sized audience at the Victoria Theatre last night, when the second and third episodes of 'Judex?' were screened. These proved most exciting, and a feature was the wonderful work of the boy actor 'Bout de Zan.' Apart from…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1918-07-16
Summary:

Tonight and tomorrow night, the Victoria Theatre has a special programme which should make a big appeal to its patrons. The star feature is the great 'Gold Rooster' five-part drama, 'The Spender,' which is one of the most powerfully-acted films ever screened in the Colony.…