A History Of Film Exhibition And Reception In Colonial Hong Kong: 1897 To 1925
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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1915-03-13
Summary:

One of the local cinematograph theatres has been screening a film founded on a novel by Gabriele D' Annunzio. The manufacturers tend to produce morbidly sensational novels rather than dramatised or photographic representations of recognised plays. When Victor Hugo's 'Les…

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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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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: 1918-09-17
Summary:

There was a large house at the Victoria Theatre last night when the beautiful film 'Ambition' was screened. The chief character is Miss Ruth Roland, who scored such a success in the 'Red Circle.' Another item of interest was the appearance of 'Morango,' who is a…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-12-22
Summary:

The popularity of cinemas will be enhanced this festive week and the management of the Coronet Theatre, ever cognizant of the needs of the public, have led the way with an arrangement for a number of super productions which, cramped into the span of a week's screening, will provide…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-03-03
Summary:

So successful has been the exhibition of the film 'Les Miserables' at the Apollo Theatre, Shanghai, and so great the demand for seats, that the management decided to continue the same programme for 3 nights. We understand this magnificent film will be shown in Hongkong at an early date…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-05-05
Summary:

There was a large attendance on Saturday night and 'The Usurer' was shown at the Victoria. Miss Ardea also gained popularity. 'Les Miserables,' a film of Victor Hugo's great work, is expected daily.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-05-12
Summary:

Tomorrow is the last night of Howard Sisters at the Victoria Theatre. On Wednesday, 'Les Miserables,' which has been long expected, will be screened.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-05-15
Summary:

Victor Hugo's 'Les Miserables' is the story being given at the Victoria Theatre with the aid of magnificent films which take 3 hours to operate. The story is such as rivets the attention, and the successful exhibitions in Shanghai, India, and other parts of the world will surely…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-05-16
Summary:

A large number of audience was disappointed as they were not able to watch Victor Hugo's 'Les Miserables' due to the huge demand. Film plot included.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-05-20
Summary:

Tonight is the last night of 'Les Miserables' at the Bijou Theatre. Those who have not seen this perfectly produced and finely acted drama should not miss this opportunity. Seats can be booked at Moutrie's.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-05-22
Summary:

One of the finest films ever seen in the East is 'Les Miserables.' Victor Hugo, Mr. R. Lemaitre, the manager of Pathe Freres, are congratulated for this success. We understand several new films of striking originality are to be shown in the East for the first time by this enterprising…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-10-30
Summary:

A large number of Japanese is now migrating from this coast, says the Daily Colonist. K. Marawoss, heads a party of 104 Japanese from all around America, sailing aboard for the Orient in order to search brides. The leaders of the party plan a publicity campaign in Japan, and will show by moving…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-12-18
Summary:

Chicago, Nov. 14 – Athletics and entertainment are encouraged by the governor of the prison and the State Board of Control, to arouse the interest and spirit of the men under detention. Moving pictures are shown several evenings a week at the Anamosa Prison, and the governor says that these and…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-12-27
Summary:

The approaching majority of kinematography may well call for a brief review of the extraordinary growth of the industry since that eventful day in 1893 when at the World's Fair, Chicago, Thomas Edison's kinetoscope was introduced to an amazed public. Facts about the picture industry in…