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: 1916-09-19
Summary:

The special band night at the Victoria Theatre last night was less well patronised than it might have been. The Band of the 18th Infantry played a most excellent list of pieces and the picture programme was full of fun. So good a show deserved to be well attended. There will be a new programme…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1911-12-07
Summary:

A special attraction is to be provided at the Bijou Theatre tonight, when Miss Eileen Murray will appear for the first time. The pictures shown at the Bijou are of the best.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-03-13
Summary:

Hongkong is in danger of being spoilt just now, in the way of entertainments. There is no lack of choice, and the standard may be set down as uniformly high. Until the weekend, every evening may be spent at the University without fear of proving tedious. On Friday night, the Theatre Royal should…

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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: 1912-04-11
Summary:

The Sisters Price continue to score nightly successes at the ever-popular Bijou Scenic Theatre and the pictures reach high watermark in the Cinematographic art. The natural consequence is a series of crowded 'houses.'

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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: 1912-04-24
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: 1912-05-11
Summary:

The Bijou Scenic Theatre, in compliance with the wishes of some of its patrons, has decided to eliminate the variety turns from its programmes. The prices are to be reduced during the hot weather and pictures only will be shown, the latter being the latest and best.

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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: 1912-09-20
Summary:

The popular Bijou Scenic Theatre will be once more thrown open to its patrons on Monday next. There will be a fine selection of new pictures, whilst the variety turns will be sure to please, the artistes being Miss Ada Rowley, Welsh balladist, and Miss Gladys Spencer. Mr. Stephenson is going to…

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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: 1912-12-12
Summary:

At the Bijou Scenic Theatre, a better programme than ever is being put before the numerous patrons. The pictures are excellent and the songs by Miss Gladys Spencer and Miss Dolly Swift.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-12-17
Summary:

The great attraction at the Victoria Theatre just now, besides the excellent pictures, is the Howard Sisters.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-01-22
Summary:

Pathe Freres ask us to announce that they are now in a position to give complete cinematograph shows in private houses. The novelty will doubtless be appreciated by hostesses who are sometimes at a loss for a new way of entertaining. The price is reasonable, only $50, and the latest pictures are…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-01-29
Summary:

Miss Cecile Stephano, who engaged by Mr. R. Stephenson for the Bijou Scenic Theatre, made her bow to a packed house, and rendered the 'Mighty Deep and 'Yes or no.' Miss Dollie Swift's song is also beautiful. With excellent pictures and the singing performances, it is only…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-06-21
Summary:

Good pictures and good dancing are the attractions at the Bijou Scenic Theatre. Miss Chinita Zerega will stay on the programme this week. Max Linder is also being a strong favourite and an entertainment in himself. The Theatre presents a fresh appearance since its redecoration and a multiplicity…

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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: 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: 1914-04-06
Summary:

Accomplished artiste Miss Violet Victoria and Mr. J. Sheridan were well received as they preset a farcical comedy. The scenery, acting and songs were excellent. A very fine set of pictures was screened.