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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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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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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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: 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.'…