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: 1918-08-10
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,…

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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: 1916-07-19
Summary:

The pictures at the 'Palisade' were excellent and very clear together with the al fresco conditions. The 'Gazette' showing several of the last movements of Lord Kitchener was particularly acceptable.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1917-05-28
Summary:

The new serial film 'Who's Guilty' is being shown at the Victoria Theatre. During the weekend the first and second episodes have been screened and have proved very popular. The programme also includes some interesting Gazettes.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1917-09-05
Summary:

A sensational four part story 'The Double Image' and the news as seen in the various Gazettes continues to interest everyone at Victoria Theatre.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-09-06
Summary:

Victoria Theatre patrons were afforded a variation of picture programme by two Manchester Regiment stars Herb Burton and Jack Canavan. It's a comedy programme from a splendid three-part picture featuring Prince, 'Whiffles' Mascot Umbrella.' The Gazette was very interesting.…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-09-11
Summary:

Victoria Theatre was well filled as Thurber and Thurber pleased everyone. An excellent selection of pictures completed the programme, including General Allenby's entry into Jerusalem, and Baby Marie Osborne's film and Gazette.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-10-21
Summary:

The appearance of Mr. Wheeler Dryden was well remembered. He gave nice songs and the picture part of the programmes included a five part story 'Little Mary Sunshine' featuring Baby Marie Osborn [sic], a gazette and a funny comic.

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Headline: Get Rich Quick
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1919-03-08
Summary:

To the editor of the S.C.M. Post – The writer have made arrangements with the proprietor of the Coronet Theatre for the use of his hall twice nightly for about half an hour, when as a relief from the unending round of Gazettes, Dramas and Comedies that are shown there.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1919-08-14
Summary:

The Victoria Theatre is about to put on a stupendous serial; but as they are already engaged in screening 'The Bull's Eye,' the management is desirous of speeding it up so as to get the new picture. Tonight a new programme is billed with the star picture, 'Hinton's…