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: 1915-03-13
Summary:

One of the local cinematograph theatres has been screening a film founded on a novel by Gabriele D' Annunzio. The manufacturers tend to produce morbidly sensational novels rather than dramatised or photographic representations of recognised plays. When Victor Hugo's 'Les…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-12-22
Summary:

The popularity of cinemas will be enhanced this festive week and the management of the Coronet Theatre, ever cognizant of the needs of the public, have led the way with an arrangement for a number of super productions which, cramped into the span of a week's screening, will provide…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-03-25
Summary:

After an off-spell on account of the visit of the Hughes Company, the Victoria Theatre will resume its moving picture show tonight. The films hitherto presented at the Victoria have been excellent and have won high appreciation from crowded audiences. Some new features are promised.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-04-24
Summary:

The movement initiated by the enterprising proprietors of the Victoria Theatre for a monster benefit in aid of the sufferers by the Titanic disaster has met with a hearty response, and on Friday it is expected that the compact little theatre will be filled to overflowing. The entertainment,…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-07-12
Summary:

The attraction at the Victoria Theatre this week is the Billy Eldid Troupe of marvellous comic cyclists, who introduce Chocolate, described as the popular of Spanish circus clowns. In addition, the Victoria puts on a number of admirable films, which are alone worth seeing.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-09-23
Summary:

The Bijou Theatre, Flower Street, opens tonight, when a most attractive programme will be presented. Miss Ada Rowley and Miss Gladys will make their debut in Hongkong. The films, we understand, are entirely new, and the entertainment promises to be of a high-class order.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-12-10
Summary:

The Howard Sisters are appearing at the Victoria Theatre. The films are as interesting as ever, and the whole performance is most enjoyable.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-03-03
Summary:

So successful has been the exhibition of the film 'Les Miserables' at the Apollo Theatre, Shanghai, and so great the demand for seats, that the management decided to continue the same programme for 3 nights. We understand this magnificent film will be shown in Hongkong at an early date…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-05-05
Summary:

There was a large attendance on Saturday night and 'The Usurer' was shown at the Victoria. Miss Ardea also gained popularity. 'Les Miserables,' a film of Victor Hugo's great work, is expected daily.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-05-12
Summary:

Tomorrow is the last night of Howard Sisters at the Victoria Theatre. On Wednesday, 'Les Miserables,' which has been long expected, will be screened.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-05-15
Summary:

Victor Hugo's 'Les Miserables' is the story being given at the Victoria Theatre with the aid of magnificent films which take 3 hours to operate. The story is such as rivets the attention, and the successful exhibitions in Shanghai, India, and other parts of the world will surely…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-05-16
Summary:

A large number of audience was disappointed as they were not able to watch Victor Hugo's 'Les Miserables' due to the huge demand. Film plot included.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-05-20
Summary:

Tonight is the last night of 'Les Miserables' at the Bijou Theatre. Those who have not seen this perfectly produced and finely acted drama should not miss this opportunity. Seats can be booked at Moutrie's.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-05-22
Summary:

One of the finest films ever seen in the East is 'Les Miserables.' Victor Hugo, Mr. R. Lemaitre, the manager of Pathe Freres, are congratulated for this success. We understand several new films of striking originality are to be shown in the East for the first time by this enterprising…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-08-20
Summary:

The Victoria Theatre still attracts good audiences to both matinee and evening performances, the variety and excellence of the films being a most enjoyable feature. The theatre is proposed to show a dramatic picture during the interval to relieve the monotony of those who choose to remain in the…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-10-30
Summary:

A large number of Japanese is now migrating from this coast, says the Daily Colonist. K. Marawoss, heads a party of 104 Japanese from all around America, sailing aboard for the Orient in order to search brides. The leaders of the party plan a publicity campaign in Japan, and will show by moving…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-12-18
Summary:

Chicago, Nov. 14 – Athletics and entertainment are encouraged by the governor of the prison and the State Board of Control, to arouse the interest and spirit of the men under detention. Moving pictures are shown several evenings a week at the Anamosa Prison, and the governor says that these and…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-12-27
Summary:

The approaching majority of kinematography may well call for a brief review of the extraordinary growth of the industry since that eventful day in 1893 when at the World's Fair, Chicago, Thomas Edison's kinetoscope was introduced to an amazed public. Facts about the picture industry in…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1914-01-14
Summary:

The Victoria Theatre attracted large crowds. The attendance of many Chinese families at matinees has been an evidence of the popularity of the magnificent films which were put on.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1914-10-12
Summary:

The Great Jansen had a short season at the Victoria and was leaving for Shanghai enroute to America. Tomorrow, Douglas and Barry commence a week's engagement and with a selection of films.