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: 1916-08-22
Summary:

There was another special band night at the Victoria Theatre last night, when the 18th Infantry was again in attendance and contributed some splendid selections. The pictures were of the comic class and included an amusing Charlie Chaplin film. The song and dance turn by the two popular…

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

The Hongkong Theatre, for three nights will screen the popular seven part picture 'Neptune's Daughter,' in which the Annette Kellerman plays the leading part. Last night, the 9th and 10th episodes 'The Million Dollar Mystery' and a Charlie Chaplin picture were shown. In…

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

The Bijou has been drawing fair houses during the weekend, and tonight will be the last opportunity of seeing the current programme. This consists of a two-part Chaplin film, the 20th and 21st episodes of 'The Broken Coin' and 'The Lion Hunters,' a dramatic two-reel picture…

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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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Headline: The Bijou
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1917-01-20
Summary:

The Bijou Theatre is screening some very good pictures tonight. The programme includes a beautiful drama in five parts, entitled 'The Mystery of the Royal Circus' and a two-part Charlie Chaplin picture. This is a special programme, selected for the Chinese New Year holiday.

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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: 1919-03-22
Summary:

There was a large audience at the Coronet Theatre last evening, when a most interesting and exciting new film was screened entitled 'The Secret Client.' The picture is a very fine one and particularly clear. A 'Charlie Chaplin' film was also shown and was greatly appreciated…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1920-07-02
Summary:

The Coronet has now on show a first-rate programme which should give satisfaction to the most fastidious of its patrons. This consists of a Pathe's Gazette, a Charlie Chaplain comedy, and the tit-bit of the evening – a drama on the problem of marriage, with Madame Petrova, the famous…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-08-08
Summary:

At the World Theatre is exhibited one of the most gripping stories ever shown in the Colony. 'The Woman and the Law' is the story of a devoted mother whose husband turns out to be such a rake that she is compelled to seek a divorce from him. In addition, there is an amusing Chaplin…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1922-07-31
Summary:

Today, Coronet Theatre is going to screen the famous 1922 Derby which was won by Captain Cuttle. The Theatre will also present two comedies, 'Her Unwilling Husband,' starring Blanche Sweet and 'Now or Never,' starring Harold Lloyd.