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: 1916-09-04
Summary:

The New Hongkong Cinematograph was well filled last evening by an appreciative audience, who thoroughly enjoyed both the pictures and the music. The programme was of a capital description. 'A Daughter of Eve' in five reels, was the premier film. A Gaumont Graphic film was also quite…

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

At the Bijou, the American serial film 'Neal of the Navy' becomes increasingly popular, both Europeans and Chinese finding it entirely to their taste. The 9th and 10th instalments are now being shown and, with them, some rousing comics, Keystone and others.

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Headline: Bijou
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-10-09
Summary:

At the Bijou Theatre, the popular American serial 'The Broken Coin,' is still in progress, part four and five occupying part of the weekend programme. In addition, the three-part film 'The Wreck' and some Keystone pictures are being screened.

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Headline: Victoria
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-10-30
Summary:

The Victoria Theatre was crowded to the doors on Saturday night, when an interestingly varied programme was offered. The principal item was an abbreviated but most successful version of Moliere's 'Malade Imaginer.' The acting was of a very high order and the mounting of the piece…

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Headline: Bijou
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-10-30
Summary:

At the Bijou, the 7th, 8th and 9th episodes of the sensational serial 'The Trey o' Hearts' are being screened, together with 'The Battle of Trafalgar' and a new Keystone picture. Last night, the band of the s.s. Empress of Russia was in attendance and rendered some fine…

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Headline: Bijou
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-11-07
Summary:

At the Bijou Theatre, the weekend attractions have been the 10th and 11th episodes of 'The Trey o' Hearts,' the 17th episode of 'The Broken Coin' and a Keystone comedy. There will be a complete change of programme tomorrow night.

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Headline: Bijou Theatre
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1917-04-11
Summary:

The Bijou Theatre is screening one of Trans-Atlantic's exclusive serial, entitled 'The Adventures of Terence O' Rourke' in nine episodes, each a complete adventure in itself. The fifth and sixth Adventures will be screened tonight. The programme includes a very good war…

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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: 1917-05-16
Summary:

Tonight at the Bijou Theatre, a great modern drama will be screened, entitled 'Honour Before Wealth,' in three parts. This is an exceptionally good film and picture lovers should not miss seeing it. The programme also concludes a detective drama entitled 'The Trunk Mystery,'…

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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: 1918-01-21
Summary:

This afternoon, at 5.15, the Victoria Theatre has a big attraction, for 'Quo Vadis?' is to be screened. This magnificent picture is in seven parts. For tonight, there is a splendid programme, including the third and fourth episodes of 'The Great Secret,' as well as Pathe…

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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,…