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: 1918-06-26
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: 1918-08-10
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: 1918-08-14
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: 1918-10-12
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: 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…