A History Of Film Exhibition And Reception In Colonial Hong Kong: 1897 To 1925
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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-03-25
Summary:

After an off-spell on account of the visit of the Hughes Company, the Victoria Theatre will resume its moving picture show tonight. The films hitherto presented at the Victoria have been excellent and have won high appreciation from crowded audiences. Some new features are promised.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-04-24
Summary:

The movement initiated by the enterprising proprietors of the Victoria Theatre for a monster benefit in aid of the sufferers by the Titanic disaster has met with a hearty response, and on Friday it is expected that the compact little theatre will be filled to overflowing. The entertainment,…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-07-12
Summary:

The attraction at the Victoria Theatre this week is the Billy Eldid Troupe of marvellous comic cyclists, who introduce Chocolate, described as the popular of Spanish circus clowns. In addition, the Victoria puts on a number of admirable films, which are alone worth seeing.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-09-23
Summary:

The Bijou Theatre, Flower Street, opens tonight, when a most attractive programme will be presented. Miss Ada Rowley and Miss Gladys will make their debut in Hongkong. The films, we understand, are entirely new, and the entertainment promises to be of a high-class order.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-12-10
Summary:

The Howard Sisters are appearing at the Victoria Theatre. The films are as interesting as ever, and the whole performance is most enjoyable.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-08-20
Summary:

The Victoria Theatre still attracts good audiences to both matinee and evening performances, the variety and excellence of the films being a most enjoyable feature. The theatre is proposed to show a dramatic picture during the interval to relieve the monotony of those who choose to remain in the…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1914-01-14
Summary:

The Victoria Theatre attracted large crowds. The attendance of many Chinese families at matinees has been an evidence of the popularity of the magnificent films which were put on.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1914-10-12
Summary:

The Great Jansen had a short season at the Victoria and was leaving for Shanghai enroute to America. Tomorrow, Douglas and Barry commence a week's engagement and with a selection of films.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1914-12-18
Summary:

Mr. Bert Flatt and Miss Flo Brooks are drawing good houses at the Victoria Theatre. The selection of films shown is creditable, the dramatic as well as comic ones being much appreciated.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-01-19
Summary:

The Bijou Theatre has a good programme for tonight, special films having been secured.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1917-01-06
Summary:

At the Victoria Theatre the opening chapters of the serial film 'The Iron Claw,' featuring Pearl White, Creighton Hale and Sheldon Lewis, were shown. The play includes popular artistes. In addition to the big picture, the management has provided quite a good programme of humorous…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1917-01-06
Summary:

The Hongkong Theatre has changed the hour of its matinee for this afternoon, comics and pictures will be screened, including 'The Diamond from the Sky' and 'The Iron Claw' featuring Pearl White.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1917-01-08
Summary:

The Iron Claw' is not shown at any other local picture houses other than Victoria Theatre, The drama is one of the best full of sensational incidents and attracted a large audience.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1917-01-30
Summary:

The attractive Senat [sic] film, the 'Iron Claw,' makes the theatre small for so many people, hence the Manager suggested two matinees every Saturday to accommodate the patrons. The repetition of this film gives ample time to follow each episode regularly. Mr Blake is untiring in his…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1917-02-22
Summary:

Iron Claw' had to be interrupted owing to unavoidable delay. 'Greed' is still proceeding. New War pictures together with some good comics made a good programme. 'Via Wireless' will be screened from Friday, adapted from the play by Winchell Smith and Paul Armstrong,…

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Headline: The 'Iron Claw'
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1917-04-06
Summary:

The continuation of the story of the 'Iron Claw' will appear in the column of the South China Morning Post. Episodes 13 and 14 will be printed while episodes 15 and 16 will be screened.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1917-04-12
Summary:

The Victoria Theatre is screening pictures 'Iron Claw' and 'Zudora' and the performance of celebrated violinist Cor de Bly is splendid.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1917-04-23
Summary:

On Monday at the matinee several pictures including a five part film 'The Woman,' comedy 'The Golden Chance' with Cleo Ridgely and Wallace Res [sic] and a drama 'Rufus Wallingford' that deals with modern life and 'Are you a Mason?' will be shown. Those who…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1917-04-28
Summary:

The 19th and 20th episodes of the 'Iron Claw' will be screened tonight when Laughing Mask will make himself known to the public. This is one of the most thrilling films ever produced.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
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 twenty episodes.