A History Of Film Exhibition And Reception In Colonial Hong Kong: 1897 To 1925
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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-03-25
Summary:

After an off-spell on account of the visit of the Hughes Company, the Victoria Theatre will resume its moving picture show tonight. The films hitherto presented at the Victoria have been excellent and have won high appreciation from crowded audiences. Some new features are promised.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-04-24
Summary:

The movement initiated by the enterprising proprietors of the Victoria Theatre for a monster benefit in aid of the sufferers by the Titanic disaster has met with a hearty response, and on Friday it is expected that the compact little theatre will be filled to overflowing. The entertainment,…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-07-12
Summary:

The attraction at the Victoria Theatre this week is the Billy Eldid Troupe of marvellous comic cyclists, who introduce Chocolate, described as the popular of Spanish circus clowns. In addition, the Victoria puts on a number of admirable films, which are alone worth seeing.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-09-23
Summary:

The Bijou Theatre, Flower Street, opens tonight, when a most attractive programme will be presented. Miss Ada Rowley and Miss Gladys will make their debut in Hongkong. The films, we understand, are entirely new, and the entertainment promises to be of a high-class order.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-12-10
Summary:

The Howard Sisters are appearing at the Victoria Theatre. The films are as interesting as ever, and the whole performance is most enjoyable.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-08-20
Summary:

The Victoria Theatre still attracts good audiences to both matinee and evening performances, the variety and excellence of the films being a most enjoyable feature. The theatre is proposed to show a dramatic picture during the interval to relieve the monotony of those who choose to remain in the…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1914-01-14
Summary:

The Victoria Theatre attracted large crowds. The attendance of many Chinese families at matinees has been an evidence of the popularity of the magnificent films which were put on.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1914-10-12
Summary:

The Great Jansen had a short season at the Victoria and was leaving for Shanghai enroute to America. Tomorrow, Douglas and Barry commence a week's engagement and with a selection of films.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1914-12-18
Summary:

Mr. Bert Flatt and Miss Flo Brooks are drawing good houses at the Victoria Theatre. The selection of films shown is creditable, the dramatic as well as comic ones being much appreciated.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-01-19
Summary:

The Bijou Theatre has a good programme for tonight, special films having been secured.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-07-13
Summary:

Moving pictures of the funeral of Yuan Shih-kai have been shown in Shanghai.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1917-07-20
Summary:

The programme by the Band of the 25th Middlesex Regiment was well received at the Victoria Theatre. A variety of films was also given.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1917-12-08
Summary:

We are asked by the Hongkong University Union to state that the cinema with the films by the Pathe Phono-Cinema-Chine, the sole agent of Pathe Freres.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1917-12-08
Summary:

It has been decided to continue the bazaar exhibitions. A great effort was made on behalf of the Tientsin Flood Relief Funds. Some generous donors assisted the students by sending subscriptions to their funds. Side shows: By far the best value in the side-shows is the cinema, for which the…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-05-10
Summary:

Tonight the Misses Woods are appearing at the R. A. Theatre for the soldiers and their friends. Some interesting films will also be screened.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1919-02-15
Summary:

The promoters of that very successful matinee in aid of the Macao Free Night School which took place on Tuesday last wish to thank Messrs Pathe Freres for the loan of films and the management of the Victoria Theatre for the use of the building.

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Headline: A Film Scandal
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1920-02-25
Summary:

London, Jan. 15 – It is stated that the Scotland Yard, authorities are energetically tracking down certain private film exhibitors who are carrying on an illicit trade in the West End of London. Any traveller knows the character of some of the films shown in low-class cinemas in some continental…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1920-04-09
Summary:

A tea dansant was given by the Hon. Mr. E. D. C. Wolfe, Captain Superintendent of Police, at the gymnasium in the new Police quarters yesterday and was largely attended by men of the various ranks. Several interesting cinema films were exhibited.

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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.