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: 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…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1918-11-22
Summary:

A most enjoyable programme, full of variety, is now being shown at the Victoria Theatre. It includes fresh episodes of the thrilling serial 'The House of Hate.' Other features are the British and American Gazettes and an exceedingly funny Harold Lloyd film entitled 'Look Pleasant…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-01-04
Summary:

The new programme at the Victoria Theatre will doubtless attract big weekend audiences. A magnificent film, 'The Girl with the Green Eyes,' is the main feature, this being one of Pathe's fine Gold Rooster series. It is splendidly produced and very effectively acted. The other…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-06-29
Summary:

A very attractive programme is to be shown at the Hongkong Theatre for the week commencing this afternoon till Friday next, a drama 'Who Will Marry Me?' featuring the star Carmel Myers, is one of the first productions from the Universal Film Company. There is also a splendid picture…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-12-12
Summary:

Phenomenal business has been experienced by Northern cinemas fortunate enough to secure Charlie Chaplin's wonderful comedy, 'The Kid,' according to reports received locally. In Shanghai, it crowded the Victoria Theatre for two weeks at $2 per seat, and after a further four nights…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-12-14
Summary:

The most noteworthy feature of Charlie Chaplin's masterpiece 'The Kid' after the acting of the great comedian himself is the wonderful performance of the boy actor Jackie Coogan.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-12-19
Summary:

Charlie Chaplin's masterpiece 'The Kid' comes to the Coronet Theatre this evening. This wonderful comedy has everywhere been proclaimed the great comedian's finest picture, even better than 'Shoulder Arms.' Jackie Coogan has been acclaimed the cleverest child actor…