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: 1911-10-04
Summary:

At the Victoria Theatre last evening, the proprietors delighted a full house by exhibiting that magnificent film, 'A Tale of Two Cities.' The film was in three sections, and measured altogether something like 4000ft. This particular masterpiece of Dickens' was greatly appreciated…

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

Tonight the patrons of the Bijou are promised a special treat, when the management screens Dickens' 'David Copperfield.' This is the first 'Britannia' film to be exhibited in Hongkong.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1912-09-09
Summary:

Messrs. Ramos are offering a novel attraction at the Victoria Theatre, a performance by Mr. E. Hill, an electrical cartoonist. The pictures are as usual highly entertaining, especially the representation of Dickens' 'Edwin Drood.'

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1914-11-25
Summary:

The Victoria Theatre secured a good set of pictures. The main attraction is a Danish film 'The Black Band.' 'A Sister's Devotion,' 'Triumph Elopement,' 'The Newsy and the Tramp,' and 'The Judgment of Solomon' are all good.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1914-12-02
Summary:

The new series of war pictures were screened at the Victoria last night. Another long picture shown was the Danish film 'Under the Auctioneer's Hammer.' There were also two good comics, as well as a drama 'The Love of an Island Maiden' [sic].

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-07-21 - 1916-07-22
Summary:

Screening of Pathe's photoplay 'The Mystery of the Woods' in 3 parts, 'One of the Bravest' in 2 parts, Pathe's British Gazette: 'Armoured Train at the Front', 'Temple Grounds at Nara' and 'When Love Took Wings' (Keystone); Coming film…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-07-24 - 1916-07-24
Summary:

Screening of Pathe's 'Detective Craigs Great Coup', 'One of the Bravest' in 2 parts, Pathe's British Gazette: 'Armoured Train at the Front', 'Temple Grounds at Nara' (coloured) and 'When Love Took Wings' (Keystone), 'Just Tramps…

8
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-07-25 - 1916-07-25
Summary:

Screening of Charles Dickens' 'Barnaby Rudge' in 6 reels, Max Linder's 'Sympathetically Inclined', Pathe's British Gazette: 'Funeral of Yuan Shi Kai'; Coming film: 'Exploits of Elaine' and 'Charlie Chaplin's Elopement'

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-07-26 - 1916-07-27
Summary:

Tonight: Screening of Charles Dickens' 'Barnaby Rudge' in 6 reels, Max Linder's 'Sympathetically Inclined', Pathe's British Gazette: 'Funeral of Yuan Shi Kai'; Coming film: 'Exploits of Elaine' and 'Charlie Chaplin's Elopement…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-07-28 - 1916-07-28
Summary:

Screening of 'Sixty Years A Queen'; Also 'The Horse Thief' (Keystone) and 'Harry's Gazette'; tomorrow night a full band will be attendance

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-07-29 - 1916-07-29
Summary:

Screening of 'Sixty Years A Queen'; Also 'The Horse Thief' (Keystone) and 'Harry's Gazette'; Tonight a full band will be attendance

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1917-07-27
Summary:

Patrons of the Hongkong Theatre should not miss the opportunity of seeing the last performance tomorrow of the two excellent and stirring dramas 'The Crucible of Fate' (in two reels) and 'The Same Old Story,' the six reels of which are abounding in everything which goes to…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1917-09-29 - 1917-09-29
Summary:

Screening of 'The Shielding Shadow' (final episode), 'Annals of the War, No. 3', British and American Gazettes, 'Man is Not Perfect'; Coming film:'The Chimes' from the novel by Charles Dickens, played by Tom Terris

14
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1917-10-01 - 1917-10-03
Summary:

On Oct 2, a great novel by Charles Dicken 'The Chimes' in 5 parts; Pathe's British, French & American Gazettes and various comics.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1917-10-01 - 1917-10-01
Summary:

Coming screening of 'The Chimes' from a great novel by Charles Dickens, Pathe's British, French and American Gazettes, and various Comics

16
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1917-10-02 - 1917-10-04
Summary:

Tonight: 'The Chimes' from a great novel by Charles Dickens, Pathe's British, French and American Gazettes, and various Comics

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1917-10-03 - 1917-10-04
Summary:

Tonight: Screening of 'The Chimes', from the novel by Charles Dickens, played by Tom Terris, also, gazettes and comics; Matinee at Wednesday, 3rd Oct, 5.15 p.m.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1917-10-04
Summary:

With the worst of the hot weather past, indoor entertainment should again become more popular and the 'houses' which the Victoria Theatre has been enjoying during the past week are a reflex of the popularity of this place of entertainment. One of the best films seen for a long time is…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1917-10-05
Summary:

The Chimes,' the work of Charles Dickens is now screened while the 'Annals of the War' are proceeding with No. 4 of the series.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1919-05-20
Summary:

Commencing tomorrow the Hongkong Theatre is showing 'The Tongues of Men' a fine drama by Edward Childs Carpenter. Film plot included. Film version of Charles Dickens' 'Great Expectations' will be screened soon.