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: 1923-05-05
Summary:

Star Theatre is going to screen the film version of a novel of the same name by Vicente Blasco Ibanez entitled, 'The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse' which had a successful run in London. The original story is presented in a much more intense manner on screen by director Mr. Rex Ingram…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-05-07
Summary:

For the first time today, Star Theatre is going to screen the film version of Vicente Blasco Ibanez's novel entitled 'The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.' The big settings are one of the notable features of the film. Film synopsis included.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-05-09
Summary:

Star Theatre is showing the pictorial representation of Vincente Ibanez, entitled 'The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.' The picture aptly exhibits the horrors of the Great War. Together with 'Intolerance,' this latest Coronet production should be taken over by the League of…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-05-15
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is going to screen 'The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse' for two days. The final screening will take place on Wednesday evening.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-05-16
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is going to screen 'The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse' for the last time tonight. The picture aptly exhibits the horrors of the Great War.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-06-26
Summary:

On Friday, Coronet Theatre will be screening 'The Four Horsemen' again. The full orchestra will play special music during the showing of the picture.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-06-27
Summary:

From today till Monday, Queen's Theatre will be screening 'Mothers-in-Law' at the 5:15 and 9:15 performances. The film will satisfy not only those who see it as a diversion from routine life but also those who perceive the moral of the story and measure its influence on human…

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Headline: White Tiger'
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-07-17
Summary:

Queen's Theatre is currently screening 'White Tiger' featuring Priscilla Dean. The cast also includes Raymond Griffith, Matt Moore and Wallace Beery. Beery is famous for his performance in 'Robin Hood' and 'The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.' Film synopsis…

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Headline: The Sheik'
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-07-22
Summary:

(To the Editor of the 'Hongkong Telegraph') Performances of Rudolph Valentino and Agnes Ayres in 'The Sheik' which is the current attraction at the Coronet Theatre, have been quite disappointing. The film lacked 'pop' and Rudolph Valentino's acting was nothing…