A History Of Film Exhibition And Reception In Colonial Hong Kong: 1897 To 1925
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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1911-12-09
Summary:

The management of the Victoria Theatre is to be congratulated on their enterprise in obtaining such a remarkably fine film as 'Fifty Years Ago,' which was screened for the first time at the performance last night. The film, which is over 2,000 feet in length, won the grand prize of 25,…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1911-12-21
Summary:

The programme at the Victoria Theatre includes one of those star pictures which the management has been screening regularly. The film which is run in two parts depicts the siege of Calais, the most interesting stage in the hundred years war. The characters are taken by well-known continental…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-01-15
Summary:

The management of the Victoria Theatre has been fortunate in securing the film depicting the contest for the world's lightweight boxing championship between Battling Nelson and Ad. Wolgast. The film which is over 4000 feet in length is very clear and shows every movement of the men during…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-01-26
Summary:

The exceptionally strong programme which has been running at the Victoria Theatre during the past week was further strengthened on Wednesday evening when the Lyall Sisters made their first appearance. A splendid programme is promised for tonight, with a performance by Miss Lynda Davis.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-03-06
Summary:

The Brennans, world's champion clog dancers, and the Quealeys are proving centres of attraction to large houses at the Victoria Theatre. In addition to these splendid entertainers, the management provides excellent and up-to-date moving pictures which are always greatly enjoyed.

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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: 1912-03-15
Summary:

A highly successful season is in store for the Hughes Musical Comedy Company at the Victoria Theatre.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-03-18
Summary:

The Hughes Musical Comedy Company had a bumper house on Saturday night.

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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: 1912-03-25
Summary:

The Hughes Musical Comedy Co. brought an eminently successful season to a close on Saturday night at the Victoria Theatre.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-04-01
Summary:

The management of the Victoria Theatre has arranged for weekly band nights on Thursday, when, in addition to the picture show, the band of the 1st K.O.Y.L.I. will play special programmes. Last night there was exhibited the most sensational film of the current year, the legendary masterpiece,…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-04-05
Summary:

The Hughes Musical Comedy Co. (recently at the Victoria Theatre) opened the season in Manila.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-04-11
Summary:

The thrilling drama of 'St. George and the Dragon' is being depicted at the Victoria Theatre and the other pictures thrown on the screen are of the best.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-04-12
Summary:

Another Max Linder picture is being shown at the Victoria Theatre just now. It is entitled 'The Deepest Dye.' A fine historical film is 'Madame San Gene,' which tells a thrilling story of the time of Napoleon.

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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…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-04-23
Summary:

In aid of the Titanic relief fund, the Victoria Theatre is to give a monster programme on Friday evening. The entire proceeds are to be devoted to the relief fund.

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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: 1912-04-27
Summary:

Last night, the Victoria Theatre was crowded for the splendid benefit concert promoted by Messrs. Ramos and Ramos on behalf of the fund to aid the sufferers from the appalling disaster to the liner Titanic. The programme was an elaborate one, with music from the K.O.Y.L.I., Mr. F. Gonzales and…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-04-29
Summary:

Accounts have not yet been made up but we understand the Titanic benefit at the Victoria Theatre realised between $600 and $700.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-04-30
Summary:

Messrs. Ramos and Ramos, of the Victoria Theatre, inform us that the receipts at the recent entertainment in aid of the Titanic fund were: – Moutrie's, $32; Theatre, $294.68; ber, $35,17; cheque from H.E. Major General Anderson, $15; total, $665.85.