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: 1915-03-13
Summary:

One of the local cinematograph theatres has been screening a film founded on a novel by Gabriele D' Annunzio. The manufacturers tend to produce morbidly sensational novels rather than dramatised or photographic representations of recognised plays. When Victor Hugo's 'Les…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-09-19
Summary:

The special band night at the Victoria Theatre last night was less well patronised than it might have been. The Band of the 18th Infantry played a most excellent list of pieces and the picture programme was full of fun. So good a show deserved to be well attended. There will be a new programme…

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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: 1919-12-22
Summary:

The popularity of cinemas will be enhanced this festive week and the management of the Coronet Theatre, ever cognizant of the needs of the public, have led the way with an arrangement for a number of super productions which, cramped into the span of a week's screening, will provide…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1911-12-07
Summary:

A special attraction is to be provided at the Bijou Theatre tonight, when Miss Eileen Murray will appear for the first time. The pictures shown at the Bijou are of the best.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-03-13
Summary:

Hongkong is in danger of being spoilt just now, in the way of entertainments. There is no lack of choice, and the standard may be set down as uniformly high. Until the weekend, every evening may be spent at the University without fear of proving tedious. On Friday night, the Theatre Royal should…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-04-11
Summary:

The Sisters Price continue to score nightly successes at the ever-popular Bijou Scenic Theatre and the pictures reach high watermark in the Cinematographic art. The natural consequence is a series of crowded 'houses.'

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-04-12
Summary:

The tuneful singing and artistic dancing of the Sisters Price are charming all audiences at the Bijou Scenic Theatre, and the pictures are as good as ever, with the latest gazette and graphic news of the world a very acceptable leading feature.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-05-11
Summary:

The Bijou Scenic Theatre, in compliance with the wishes of some of its patrons, has decided to eliminate the variety turns from its programmes. The prices are to be reduced during the hot weather and pictures only will be shown, the latter being the latest and best.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-09-20
Summary:

The popular Bijou Scenic Theatre will be once more thrown open to its patrons on Monday next. There will be a fine selection of new pictures, whilst the variety turns will be sure to please, the artistes being Miss Ada Rowley, Welsh balladist, and Miss Gladys Spencer. Mr. Stephenson is going to…

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

At the Bijou Scenic Theatre, a better programme than ever is being put before the numerous patrons. The pictures are excellent and the songs by Miss Gladys Spencer and Miss Dolly Swift.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-12-17
Summary:

The great attraction at the Victoria Theatre just now, besides the excellent pictures, is the Howard Sisters.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-01-22
Summary:

Pathe Freres ask us to announce that they are now in a position to give complete cinematograph shows in private houses. The novelty will doubtless be appreciated by hostesses who are sometimes at a loss for a new way of entertaining. The price is reasonable, only $50, and the latest pictures are…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-01-29
Summary:

Miss Cecile Stephano, who engaged by Mr. R. Stephenson for the Bijou Scenic Theatre, made her bow to a packed house, and rendered the 'Mighty Deep and 'Yes or no.' Miss Dollie Swift's song is also beautiful. With excellent pictures and the singing performances, it is only…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-03-03
Summary:

So successful has been the exhibition of the film 'Les Miserables' at the Apollo Theatre, Shanghai, and so great the demand for seats, that the management decided to continue the same programme for 3 nights. We understand this magnificent film will be shown in Hongkong at an early date…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-05-05
Summary:

There was a large attendance on Saturday night and 'The Usurer' was shown at the Victoria. Miss Ardea also gained popularity. 'Les Miserables,' a film of Victor Hugo's great work, is expected daily.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-05-12
Summary:

Tomorrow is the last night of Howard Sisters at the Victoria Theatre. On Wednesday, 'Les Miserables,' which has been long expected, will be screened.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-05-15
Summary:

Victor Hugo's 'Les Miserables' is the story being given at the Victoria Theatre with the aid of magnificent films which take 3 hours to operate. The story is such as rivets the attention, and the successful exhibitions in Shanghai, India, and other parts of the world will surely…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-05-16
Summary:

A large number of audience was disappointed as they were not able to watch Victor Hugo's 'Les Miserables' due to the huge demand. Film plot included.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-05-20
Summary:

Tonight is the last night of 'Les Miserables' at the Bijou Theatre. Those who have not seen this perfectly produced and finely acted drama should not miss this opportunity. Seats can be booked at Moutrie's.