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: 1915-04-12
Summary:

What Happened to Mary' was screened for the first time in Hong Kong at the Victoria last week. The first series will be repeated at the matinee on Wednesday and the second series will be repeated on Saturday. 'Sherlock Holmes' and the series 'The Ocean Battlefield' will…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1915-04-17
Summary:

The war pictures screened at the Victoria last night were interesting. There was a funny Vitagraph picture, but the most popular item was the Max Linder film. The features of next week's show will be a series of Sherlock Holmes pictures.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1915-07-28
Summary:

The Victoria Theatre is now exhibiting a very powerful film 'For the Sake of the Throne.' The series of popular 'Sherlock Holmes' stories begins at the Victoria on Friday the 30th inst.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1915-07-31
Summary:

The new programme at the Victoria Theatre is the most excellent one. It contains two complete episodes from Sir A. Conan Doyle's 'Sherlock Holmes,' two sets of very fine war pictures, various comics, and probably one of the best life pictures.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1915-08-10
Summary:

The Victoria Theatre has been giving a splendid programme over the weekend, including war pictures, a Sherlock Holmes episode and a magnificently produced Pathe drama 'A Queen's Love.' tonight's programme includes a new Wiffles picture and the 'Everyone His Own Destiny…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1915-08-23
Summary:

The leading feature at the Victoria Theatre is an adaptation of a well-known French comedy under the title of 'Lend Me Your Wife.' The war pictures are again most interesting and there are two more Sherlock Holmes episodes.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1915-08-28
Summary:

People who want a good laugh should pay a visit to the Victoria Theatre while 'Wiffles' Mascot Umbrella' is being shown. The new Victoria programme has also two splendid sets of war pictures, another set of Sherlock Holmes pictures and some excellent minor comics.

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

The Friday, Saturday and Sunday programme at the Victoria Theatre contained a most interesting variety of pictures, including the 7th and 8th episodes of Mr. Phillips Oppenheim's 'Black Box.' The Pathe Gazette and war pictures were extremely good, and there was a very jolly '…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-09-14
Summary:

Owing to the enormous success of the great serial film 'Neal of the Navy,' the management of this theatre has been able to make arrangements for its production. It will be exhibited in the following order: Three episodes and a Keystone Comedy on every change of programme, starting from…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-09-23
Summary:

Further episodes, the 9th, 10th, and 11th of 'Neal of the Navy' will be screened tonight with Keystone Comics, at the New Hongkong Cinematograph.

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Headline: Bijou Theatre
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-10-16
Summary:

The new instalments of the popular film 'The Broken Coin' have been well received at the Bijou Theatre, some Keystone comics adding attractions. The 11th and 12th episodes will be shown tonight and tomorrow.

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Headline: Victoria
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-10-23
Summary:

At the Victoria Theatre on Friday night, the first two episodes of the new serial 'The Red Circle' were shown and proved very exciting. Two war pictures were screened: 'Approaching the Second Line,' and 'The Battle of the Somme.' As comic relief, a new Wiffles film…

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

The popular film 'The Red Circle' continues to draw good houses at the Victoria Theatre. With it, during the weekend, were screened a new Pathe Gazette and 'The Battle of Champagne' and a couple of Keystone comics. Last night, there was again a good attendance, and on this…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1917-01-29
Summary:

The Iron Claw' is drawing crowded houses at the Victoria. The current programme contains the 7th and 8th episodes thereof, together with an excellent Pathe Gazette and two very instructive films 'The Cotton Industry' and 'A Visit to the Zoo.' In addition, there is an…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1917-02-10
Summary:

Tonight, the management of the Hongkong Theatre is showing the first and second episodes of the splendid film 'Peg O' the Ring.' In this capital picture there are no less than 15 episodes consisting of 30 parts, and picture-goers will be pleased to know that Lucille Love (Grace…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1917-03-31
Summary:

There was a packed house at the Victoria Theatre last night and a most interesting programme was gone through, including Pathe's British and American Gazette, 'Despised' (a two-part play), 'The Star Boarder' (introducing Charlie Chaplin), 'The Great War' , and…

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Headline: The Victoria
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-01-14
Summary:

The chief attraction in the current programme of the Victoria Theatre is the remarkably fine film 'Thou Shalt Not Covet.' It is the work of James Oliver Curwood and comprises five parts of an intensely gripping character. A Keystone comedy is included in the programme and is…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1910-09-23
Summary:

It is New York correspondent of the Observer witnessed a demonstration of Edison's new invention, the kinetophone. A man shown on a screen was seen throwing an iron ball on the floor. There was a perfect reproduction of sounds, including that of a motor horn.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-04-15
Summary:

The kinetophone is Mr. Thomas A. Edison's latest invention. Hong Kong will be able to see it in the evening of the 23rd. at the Theatre Royal. He took a newspaperman to his experimental theatre and explained that the kernel was the absolute synchronisation of the movements in the motion…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-04-28
Summary:

The first public exhibition of the Edison Kinetophone is to take place tonight at 9 p.m. (at Theatre Royal), and Hong Kong theatre-goers will be startled by the life-like reproductions of synchronised motions and sounds.