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: Bijou
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-08-28
Summary:

At the Bijou Theatre, the weekend attraction is the new American serial, 'Neal of the Navy.' In the instalments shown on Saturday night, one of the most striking features was a fine picture of the eruption of Mont Pelee.

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Headline: Bijou
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-09-04
Summary:

At the Bijou Theatre, the long serial 'Neal of the Navy' maintains popularity, and the new instalments have been received with the utmost enthusiasm. We understand that this picture has still many reels to run yet. Its many scenes of excitement and thrill should make it a great…

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Headline: Bijou
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-09-11
Summary:

At the Bijou, the American serial film 'Neal of the Navy' becomes increasingly popular, both Europeans and Chinese finding it entirely to their taste. The 9th and 10th instalments are now being shown and, with them, some rousing comics, Keystone and others.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-09-12
Summary:

The popular picture 'Neal of the Navy' is to be transferred to the New Theatre in Queen's Road, and it will be shown from tomorrow night. Arrangements are also being made by the management of the New Theatre, for acquiring the right of a new and lengthy serial, the title of which…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-09-14
Summary:

Owing to the enormous success of the great serial film 'Neal of the Navy,' the management of this theatre has been able to make arrangements for its production. It will be exhibited in the following order: Three episodes and a Keystone Comedy on every change of programme, starting from…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-09-20
Summary:

We are informed that the New Hongkong Theatre will exhibit the sixth, seventh and eighth episodes of 'Neal of the Navy' tonight and the two following nights.

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Headline: Bijou Theatre
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-09-20
Summary:

The last two episodes of the exciting drama 'Neal of the Navy' will be screened at the Bijou tonight, tomorrow and Friday.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-09-23
Summary:

Further episodes, the 9th, 10th, and 11th of 'Neal of the Navy' will be screened tonight with Keystone Comics, at the New Hongkong Cinematograph.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-09-25
Summary:

The Hong Kong Theatre in Queen's Road is meeting with real success, and good houses have been ruled over the weekend, the chief attraction being the 9th, 10th, and 11th episodes of 'Neal of the Navy.'

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-09-27
Summary:

Tonight, the Hongkong Theatre will screen the 12th and 13th episodes of 'Neal of The Navy' and on Saturday the 30th, the last episodes.

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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: 1917-10-25
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: 1918-08-10
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: 1918-10-12
Summary:

The Victoria Theatre announces the special engagement of M. Therese and Misses Senour and Gordon, who are to appear tomorrow night in characteristic and modern dances, mimicry and magic. The great photo-play 'M'Liss' will also be shown. Last night's display of films at the…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-02-14
Summary:

There was quite a full house last night at the Victoria Theatre when a combination bill was presented, the first part being the screening of Epoch 6 of 'The Count of Monte Christo' [sic], and a variety entertainment by the Cottrells. This masterpiece of Dumas has been correctly…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1920-08-02
Summary:

The Probation Wife' has drawn large audiences to the Coronet over the weekend, despite the inclement weather. The freshness of the story, the beautiful setting and photography and the charm which dainty Norma Talmadge seems to exercise over all who see her pictures make the production a…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-06-11
Summary:

Another tale of the frozen north is being produced as a weekend feature at the Coronet by the First National Film Corporation. 'The River's End' is a film brimful of adventure and love incidents and may be placed in the same category as 'Back in God's Country.'…