A History Of Film Exhibition And Reception In Colonial Hong Kong: 1897 To 1925
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Headline: Bijou Theatre
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1915-01-02
Summary:

Standing room only was to be had at the matinee at the Bijou Theatre yesterday afternoon, when the new coloured film 'The Dungeon of Despair' was screened. We understand that a new war picture is coming to this theatre. A fresh programme is entered upon tonight, which contains a number…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1915-02-06
Summary:

The chief attraction in the Victoria last night was the good show of McClements, who again scored a big success in their comedy 'The Earl and the Girl' and a high comedy sketch, 'Goodbye for Ever.' The current programme also included 'Fantomas'; 'Wireless from…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1915-02-22
Summary:

The big picture at the Victoria this weekend is 'The Great Sinner.' There are also some comics in the bill, and the war pictures, including 'Wireless from the War.'

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1915-03-11
Summary:

The war pictures shown last night at the Victoria were good. Miss Emilia Socolska sang and danced. Two dramatic films 'White Hawk' and 'A Desperate Stratagem' were fully appreciated.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1915-06-30
Summary:

A good programme was put on at the Victoria Theatre last night, and will be followed till Friday, when fresh instalments of the ever-popular 'Pauline' will be put on. The chief features, in addition to some good war pictures, are another delightful 'Wiffles' picture and a…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1915-07-24
Summary:

A special picture show and instrumental concert on behalf of the Kwangtung Flood Relief Fund attracted a lot of audiences. Socieda [sic] Philarmonie, the joint bands under Professor Gonzalez, and Sir Edward Elgar performed. The cinematograph show included two splendid sets of recent war pictures…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1915-08-23
Summary:

The leading feature at the Victoria Theatre is an adaptation of a well-known French comedy under the title of 'Lend Me Your Wife.' The war pictures are again most interesting and there are two more Sherlock Holmes episodes.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1915-09-21
Summary:

The weekend programme at the Victoria Theatre, which has been received by its many patrons, has consisted of Parts 3 and 4 of 'Lucille Love,' some first-class war pictures, and 'My Cousin, You Know.' The new programme which begins tonight includes Parts 5 and 6 of '…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1915-10-06
Summary:

The new programme at the Victoria Theatre contains the 13th and 14th episodes of 'Lucille Love,' a new 'Nick Winter' picture in two parts, some good comics and a splendid series of war pictures showing the Serbian army at work.

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Headline: Victoria
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-08-14
Summary:

There has been quite a Number One show at the Victoria Theatre over the weekend, and good houses have been the rule. 'Mabelle and Kitty' are maintaining their popularity and are giving some excellent songs and dances. 'The Phantom of His Love,' the Pathe Gazette and the war…

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

The Friday, Saturday and Sunday programme at the Victoria Theatre contained a most interesting variety of pictures, including the 7th and 8th episodes of Mr. Phillips Oppenheim's 'Black Box.' The Pathe Gazette and war pictures were extremely good, and there was a very jolly '…

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

The weekend programme at the Victoria Theatre has been a most excellent one, and the new bill of fare announced for tonight seems likely to run it close in point of all-round interest. Messrs Pathe's new play 'The She Wolf' will be shown for the first time and there will also be a…

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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: 1917-02-19
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: 1917-03-31
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: 1923-08-24
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is going to screen 'The Mark of Zorro' featuring Douglas Fairbanks. The period is that of Mexican California about a hundred years ago. Quality performance from Mr. Fairbanks makes the film an absolute treat to watch. Film synopsis included.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-08-28
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is currently screening 'The Mark of Zorro' featuring Douglas Fairbanks who plays a dual role in the movie. The film is set in old California when it was under the Mexican government and a colony of Spain. Film synopsis included.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-09-17
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is going to re-screen the Fairbanks success 'The Mark of Zorro' for one more day only. On Saturday, 'Robin Hood' with special music will be put on.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-10-10
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is going to screen 'Captain Fly-by-Night,' until Saturday. The story was written by Johnston M'Culley [sic] who also wrote the story of 'The Mark of Zorro' which featured Douglas Fairbanks. Mr. M'Culley has made the action scenes of 'Captain Fly…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-12-04
Summary:

The run of Griffith's 'Orphans of the Storm' featuring Dorothy and Lillian Gish has been extended until Thursday. The film is probably more famous than other big hits like 'Mark of Zorro' and 'Robin Hood' at the 'Little House.'