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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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: 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: 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: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-03-16
Summary:

Next week, World Theatre is going to screen French author Victor Hugo's story's film version entitled 'Les Miserables.' The William Fox production featuring William Farnum promises to be original to the great French writer's story.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-03-21
Summary:

Beginning from today, World Theatre is going to screen a William Fox production entitled 'Les Miserables' starring William Farnum. Written by French author Victor Hugo, the story depicts the unique features of Paris. The producer has tried his best to make the reproduction historically…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-03-22
Summary:

Yesterday, World Theatre presented a William Fox production 'Les Miserables.' The realistic drama strongly appeals to the emotions of the audience. The film features William Farnum who leaves nothing undone to perform the role of Jean Valjean in the most realistic manner. The play is…

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Headline: Bijou Theatre
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1912-10-21
Summary:

Mr. Bob Stevenson is offering a splendid programme at the Bijou this week. The sketch 'A Gossip by the Wayside' is the most amusing dialogue between Mr. Stephenson and Miss Ada Rowley. 'The Fisherman's Son' is a magnificent picture story; 'Love and a Motor,' an…

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Headline: Bijou Theatre
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-03-17
Summary:

Saturday night's programme at the Bijou, including St. Patricks tide, Miss Stephano and Miss Violet Bouettes' singing, is extremely good. A film portraying Victor Hugo's novel 'Les Miserables' will be exhibited about the end of the month at the Victoria, under the joint…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-04-10
Summary:

The two long films 'The Bohemian Girl' and 'The Ironmaster' that will be projected at Victoria Theatre this week are extremely beautiful. Miss Freda Arden will sing and dance. In a few days under the combination management of Messrs Ramos and of Mr. R. H. Stephenson of the…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-05-01
Summary:

A beautiful reproduction of several scenes from Shakespeare's 'Tempest' is being screened at the Victoria Cinematograph Theatre. It will be shown for a few more nights and 'Les Miserables' is expected in a few days' time.