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: 1918-07-05
Summary:

Last night at the Victoria Theatre, the British Gazette is peculiarly interesting. Molly [sic] King is the star of the two episodes of the 'Seven Pearls'; while the comedy is amply provided for in 'We Never Sleep,' a two-part Lonesome Luke absurdity in which this eccentric…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1918-08-02
Summary:

The programme showed last night at the Victoria Theatre was excellent. It will be continued tonight and tomorrow. The principal feature is the fifteenth episode of 'The Seven Pearls.' Another most enjoyable item of the programme is the photoplay 'The Little Sisters,' which is…

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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: 1918-08-17
Summary:

That very charming picture star, Gladys Hulette, has created such a favourable impression on Hong Kong audiences for her versatility, exceptionally good acting and engaging charm, that any films in which she appears to make an instant appeal. The management of the Victoria Theatre has secured…

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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: 1918-09-07
Summary:

Wounded to the Heart' is the title of a three-part film which is being shown by the management at the Victoria Theatre tonight. This picture, with the British Gazette and a Pathe colour film, occupies the whole of the first half of the programme. For the second, an extraordinarily…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1918-09-14
Summary:

The programme provided by the management of the Victoria Theatre on Thursday and last night, and which is gaining to be presented tonight, is one that should prove a draw to a considerable number of people. Ever since the last stirring serial film shown at the Victoria ended, Hong Kong has been…

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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…

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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: 1918-12-30
Summary:

There is a most excellent programme now running at the Coronet Theatre. It will continue for two nights more. The principal attraction is the splendid five-part film, 'The Walls of Jericho,' adapted from Alfred Sutro's play and featuring William Breese. Film synopsis included.…

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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: 1919-04-29
Summary:

At the Coronet Theatre, 'Madcap Madge' is drawing packed houses. With an eye to wholesome production, the management of the Coronet has always screened the nest. 'Madcap Madge' is in this category. It is a comedy of unusual interest that cannot fail to please and amuse the…