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: 1912-02-12
Summary:

A very successful dinner in connection with the Hongkong Volunteer Corps was held at the Headquarters on Saturday night. The evening was spent jovially, the programme including a cinematograph exhibition, songs, etc.

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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: 1912-06-17
Summary:

The committee thanked Mr. Lemaitre of Messrs. Pathe Freres for supplying the Cinematograph and Gramaphones and for his personal services, which were of the greatest value.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-07-23
Summary:

The celebrations of the French community over the Fourteenth of July in Shanghai were probably on a more elaborate scale this year than for many years past. A cinematograph exhibition took place, also attracting much attention.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-08-10
Summary:

In connection with the Catholic Union, a ladies' night was held on Thursday night. An interesting programme of cinematograph pictures was shown, and these were very much enjoyed. There was a large attendance.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-09-12
Summary:

Canton, September 8 – The Superintendent of Police has issued the following notice: I have received a despatch from the Commissioner of France requesting me to stop all cinematograph shows at different places on the expiration of the terms within which they are allowed to perform their shows,…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-10-07
Summary:

The Ministering Children's League bazaar and fancy fete are announced to take place on the Volunteer Parade Ground on Oct. 19. The management of the Bijou Scenic Theatre in conjunction with Messrs. Pathe Freres, have very kindly offered their services for a cinematograph.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-10-19
Summary:

The Ministering Children's League's bazaar and fancy fete are to be held this afternoon on the Volunteer Parade Ground. The cinematograph which is kindly being provided by Mr. R. H. Stephenson will undoubtedly attract grown-ups as well as children.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-10-21
Summary:

Beautiful weather favoured the fancy fete in connection with the Ministering Children's League. The Entertainments: The entertainments this year were on a more lavish scale than in former years. It included a cinematograph exhibition, kindly given by Mr. R. H. Stephenson of the Bijou…