A History Of Film Exhibition And Reception In Colonial Hong Kong: 1897 To 1925
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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: 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: 1917-04-25
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…

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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…

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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: 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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.'…

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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,…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1922-12-30
Summary:

As 'Little Lord Fauntleroy' featuring Mary Pickford finishes its run at the Coronet Theatre, 'Disraeli,' a film version of a play of that name by Louis N. Parker becomes the next week's attraction at the Coronet. Featuring the charming view of life, the film is based on…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-01-13
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is going to screen 'Disraeli,' the film version of the play written by Louis N. Parker. Although the film is largely based on the many-sided career of the great Prime Minister and Peer whose name it bears, the film is not strictly historical and does deviate from the…

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Headline: Disraeli'
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-01-15
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is screening 'Disraeli,' the film version of the play of the same name by Louis N. Parker. Film synopsis included.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-01-16
Summary:

Throughout the week, Coronet Theatre is screening 'Disraeli' featuring George Arliss who is famous for his performance in 'The Devil.' He is well supported by Mrs. Arliss.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-01-18
Summary:

All this week, Coronet Theatre is screening 'Disraeli,' a film based on the life story of the distinguished Jewish minister.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-03-22
Summary:

Kowloon Theatre is going to screen 'The Ruling Passion' featuring Mr. George Arliss who last appeared in the title role of 'Disraeli.'

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-10-16
Summary:

From Thursday, Star Theatre is going to screen 'Disraeli' featuring George Arliss. The film depicts in vivid fashion the obstacles put in the way of the great statesman before he was able to complete the deal by which England gained a huge interest in the Suez Canal. Moreover, tonight…

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Headline: Bijou Theatre
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1912-10-21
Summary:

Mr. Bob Stevenson is offering a splendid programme at the Bijou this week. The sketch 'A Gossip by the Wayside' is the most amusing dialogue between Mr. Stephenson and Miss Ada Rowley. 'The Fisherman's Son' is a magnificent picture story; 'Love and a Motor,' an…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1914-04-08
Summary:

Des Voeux Road, is soon to feature on the Gazette pictures in the cinemas at Home. This morning an operator attached to the Astatic Film Co. Shanghai was busy taking pictures in the vicinity of King Edward Hotel.