A History Of Film Exhibition And Reception In Colonial Hong Kong: 1897 To 1925
Displaying 1 - 20 of 36
1
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…

2
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.

3
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…

4
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…

5
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…

6
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…

7
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…

8
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…

9
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…

10
Headline: The Coronet
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-05-25
Summary:

Katherine MacDonald capitalised as the 'American Beauty' has certainly made an auspicious start as a First National star in 'The Thunderbolt,' an original creation by J. Grubb Alexander, which is the current attraction at the Coronet. She is supported by Thomas Meighan,…

11
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.'…

12
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-06-18
Summary:

At the Coronet yesterday, the first screening of a fine production featuring Geraldine Farrar was given. The story as suggested by its title of 'The Hell Cat' was of a usually free character, dealing with the primitive passions of certain cattlemen whose rivalry with their neighbours,…

13
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-12-12
Summary:

Phenomenal business has been experienced by Northern cinemas fortunate enough to secure Charlie Chaplin's wonderful comedy, 'The Kid,' according to reports received locally. In Shanghai, it crowded the Victoria Theatre for two weeks at $2 per seat, and after a further four nights…

14
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-12-14
Summary:

The most noteworthy feature of Charlie Chaplin's masterpiece 'The Kid' after the acting of the great comedian himself is the wonderful performance of the boy actor Jackie Coogan.

15
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-12-19
Summary:

Charlie Chaplin's masterpiece 'The Kid' comes to the Coronet Theatre this evening. This wonderful comedy has everywhere been proclaimed the great comedian's finest picture, even better than 'Shoulder Arms.' Jackie Coogan has been acclaimed the cleverest child actor…

16
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-12-20
Summary:

Charlie Chaplin's new production, 'The Kid,' featuring Jackie Coogan, has already established a reputation for itself in Hongkong. It was shown to crowded houses – not a seat vacant for the first time yesterday. Film review included.

17
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-12-28
Summary:

Few there were who, before they saw Charlie Chaplin in 'The Kid,' ever imagined that the whimsical little comedian was capable of such pathos. Just such another surprise is provided by Nazimova in 'The Brat,' the remarkably fine picture which the coronet management have…

18
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-12-31
Summary:

Aptly is Nazimova, the Russian star who takes the chief part in 'The Brat,' the wonderful picture which the Coronet management are screening tonight and during the New Year holidays. It is clearly the same Nazimova that lifted 'Revelation' and 'The Red Lantern'…

19
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1922-01-12
Summary:

Charlie Chaplin's wonderful comedy 'The Kid' ingeniously clever, irresistibly humorous, comes to the Coronet Theatre again this evening.

20
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1922-02-04
Summary:

For the last time, Coronet Theatre will screen 'The Kid' featuring Charlie Chaplin, this evening.