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: 1914-12-21
Summary:

The picture 'The Plaything of His Luck' was screened on Saturday evening at Victoria. The bill also includes the Gaumont Graphic, 'Artemio in Love' and 'The Strength of Men.' Mr. Bert Flatt and Miss Flo Brooks performed.

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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: 1916-09-04
Summary:

The New Hongkong Cinematograph was well filled last evening by an appreciative audience, who thoroughly enjoyed both the pictures and the music. The programme was of a capital description. 'A Daughter of Eve' in five reels, was the premier film. A Gaumont Graphic film was also quite…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-09-11
Summary:

At the New Hongkong Theatre, a fine four-part Italian film, 'The Waitress Countess,' is being shown. The Gaumont Graphic contains a number of well-taken and most interesting photographs dealing with the war and other matters of topical interest, and there are further attractions in the…

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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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Headline: Bijou Theatre
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1917-04-21
Summary:

The Bijou Theatre is screening two very interesting pictures tonight: 'The Corsair,' a detective drama in six parts; and a Gaumont Graphic, showing the Allies in the East. There will be several changes of programme next week, on account of management having arranged to show a series of…

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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: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-09-15
Summary:

At the Hongkong Theatre, starting from today until Friday, a very fine Paramount picture in five parts entitled 'The Yankee Girl' is being screened, in which Blanche Ring takes the leading role. A two-part comedy, 'Distilled Love' featuring the well-known comedy star Alice…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-10-26
Summary:

The World Theatre's star film 'The Source' is an interesting picture with a plot staged in a lumber camp. Film synopsis included. Other films shown are the Gaumont Graphic and a very funny comedy. At 5.15, the star film is 'Melting Millions,' and first three episodes of…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-02-15
Summary:

During the remainder of the week patrons of the Bijou Scenic' Theatre are favoured with a complete change of programme. 'Cod Fishing from a Trawler' is a most interesting and instructive film as are also Pathe's Weekly Gazette and The Gaumont Graphic, showing the latest news…

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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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Headline: The Cinemas
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-04-18
Summary:

Hongkong has had little cause to complain of lack of entertainment for many months past, yet through it all the Victoria and Bijou Cinemagraphs have maintained their own as attractions and seldom fail to draw large houses. At the Victoria, the Quealys made success, while the sisters Price were…