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: 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: 1917-03-31
Summary:

There was a packed house at the Victoria Theatre last night and a most interesting programme was gone through, including Pathe's British and American Gazette, 'Despised' (a two-part play), 'The Star Boarder' (introducing Charlie Chaplin), 'The Great War' , and…

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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: 1918-08-14
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.…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1918-09-03
Summary:

The large audiences which assembled at the Victoria Theatre last night thoroughly enjoyed the admirably varied programme submitted. The main feature was the five-part film, 'A Woman's Fight,' in which the leading character was portrayed by Miss Geraldine O' Brien. Other…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1918-09-10
Summary:

For variety and general excellence, it would be impossible to surpass the programme supplied by the management of the Victoria Theatre last night and which is being repeated tonight. The films were of a very high standard, while an additional feature was provided by the clever and entertaining…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1918-09-17
Summary:

There was a large house at the Victoria Theatre last night when the beautiful film 'Ambition' was screened. The chief character is Miss Ruth Roland, who scored such a success in the 'Red Circle.' Another item of interest was the appearance of 'Morango,' who is a…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1918-10-01
Summary:

The film 'The Last Man,' which was shown at the Victoria Theatre last night, will be screened tonight and tomorrow night. Film synopsis included. Two good comic pictures and an American Gazette were also shown.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1918-10-11
Summary:

There is no doubt that there will be large audiences at the Victoria Theatre tonight and tomorrow to see another two episodes of the 'Hidden Hand.' In addition to this, the programme contains a British and American Gazette and a screaming comedy 'Luke and the Mermaids.' The…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1918-10-18
Summary:

There was a large audience at the Victoria Theatre last night to see the 11th and 12th episodes of the 'Hidden Hand,' that sensational serial film which has received such a good reception in Hong Kong. In addition to this, the management has added to the programme a British Gazette and…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1918-11-01
Summary:

Last night, at the Victoria Theatre, the last episode of 'The Hidden Hand' was screened. A film which is attractive because of its beautiful Egyptian setting is 'Cupid v. Woman's Rights.' Besides the British and American Gazettes, the programme includes 'Max in a…