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: 1916-08-28
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: 1916-10-09
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: 1917-04-21
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: 1917-04-25
Summary:

There was a good attendance at the Victoria Theatre last night when the first two episodes of the new serial 'Adventures of J. Rufus Wallingford' were shown. These pictures are considerably above the level of the ordinary American serial, and should be seen. The current programme also…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1917-05-12
Summary:

There was a good attendance at the Victoria Theatre last night, and an excellent programme was provided. There was a new Gazette, full of interesting matter, and another good feature was 'The Fatal Pie' — some very clever cartoon work by the American Caricaturist. The three-part Pathe…

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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.…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1918-07-17
Summary:

The very fine programme put on at the Victoria Theatre last night drew a most appreciative audience. The main feature was the five-part film 'The Spender,' which is one of the most exciting and strongly-acted dramas screened in Hong Kong for a long time past. The beautiful Pathe colour…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1918-08-07
Summary:

The new programme which the Victoria Theatre management put on last night, and which will be continued for two nights longer, was of a most varied and attractive character. Its main feature was the four-part film, 'The Song of Fire,' which is splendidly acted and most elaborately set.…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1918-08-10
Summary:

There should be even larger 'houses' at the Victoria Theatre this week, for a special feature film, entitled 'Instinct' is being presented. The play, dealing with the love story of a great French doctor, is one of the best unfolded we have seen for a long time, and when it is…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1918-08-14
Summary:

The current programme at the Victoria Theatre is one that should meet with a good deal of appreciation, comprising as it does a fine three-part film 'The Storm,' a picture which, besides good acting to recommend it, is based on a very attractive plot and provides some good situations.…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1918-08-23
Summary:

There was an absolutely crowded house at the Victoria Theatre last night, when the special attraction provided was the great five-part film, 'The Mark of Cain.' The main feature is the very clever acting of Mrs. Vernon Castle, who has the leading role, and who is seconded by Mr.…