A History Of Film Exhibition And Reception In Colonial Hong Kong: 1897 To 1925
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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1902-01-13 - 1902-01-13
Summary:

(Des Voeux Road Central) From 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. and 9:15 to 11:15 p.m. 'The Searchlight,' the episode of Italo-turko War. Performances by Miss Lynda Davies. Debut of Harris and Vernon. A magnificent film, 'Battling Nelson v. Ad. Wolgast,' on Monday night. Matinees on…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1902-01-15 - 1902-01-15
Summary:

(Des Voeux Road Central) From 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. and 9:15 to 11:15 p.m. Tonight and tomorrow night. The handsome picture, 'Battling Nelson v. Ad. Wolgast,' in 40 rounds, with 4000 feet long. Miss Lynda Davies is coming on January 26.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1903-02-14 - 1903-02-24
Summary:

Department store ad. Sale of Cinemagraphs in various prices. Mentioned that Cinemagraphs can be worked by a child.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1906-02-27
Summary:

Theatre: The stalls have been reseated with teak and rattan benches of an improved design, which afford increased accommodation, and a new barrier between the stalls and orchestra has been fixed. The fire service has been altered to Fire Brigade requirements and two hand pumps and a dozen…

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Headline: Sale of Work
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1910-12-12
Summary:

The sale of work on the grounds of St. Andrew's Church on Saturday afternoon and evening should result in a substantial little fund for purposes other than those for which provision is made by collections, included in which are missionary objects, the Boy Scouts, etc. The sale was continued…

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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: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1912-04-26
Summary:

The Scenic Railway recently purchased at the University Bazaar has now been installed in the old Land Office in Queen's Road and a splendid selection of new films has been added. Displays will on and after Wednesday next be given daily – a fresh start every half-hour. The fare is 50 cents…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1913-02-03 - 1913-02-04
Summary:

Added attraction by requests tonight. Also the performance of Hughes Musical Comedy Company in 'The Speculators.' Last performance tomorrow night. Doors opens at 8:30 p.m. Plan at Moutrie's. Price details included.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-02-10
Summary:

There was a packed house at the Bijou Scenic Theatre on Saturday night, and the lengthy programme was much appreciated. Miss Dolly Swift, in her songs and bright patter, added to the popularity, while Miss Cecile Stephano's renderings of 'Ben Bolt' and 'Robin Adair' were…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-05-08 - 1913-05-08
Summary:

Films screenings including 'The Usurer' and 'Les Miserables'; Performance by The Howard Sisters; 7.15 p.m. pictures only; Ad with picture

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-05-09 - 1913-05-09
Summary:

Films screening of 'A Race For An Inheritance'; Coming: 'The French Spy' and 'Les Miserables'; Performance by The Howard Sisters; 7.15 p.m. pictures only; Ad with picture

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-05-10 - 1913-05-10
Summary:

Films screening of 'A Race For An Inheritance'; Coming: 'The French Spy' and 'Les Miserables'; Performance by The Howard Sisters and deubt of Miss Nora Moore; 7.15 p.m. pictures only; Ad with picture

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-05-12 - 1913-05-12
Summary:

Film screening of 'Les Miserables'; Last performance by The Howard Sisters; Late Ferry to Kowloon; Late car to the Peak; Ad with picture

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Headline: Bijou Theatre
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-06-16
Summary:

Bijou Theatre reopened on Saturday. The building has been considerably improved, within and without, the lighting has been overhauled and new fans added. An excellent programme is being shown, including two 'Wiffles' pictures, and the engagement from June 17 or 18 is announced of Miss…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-07-05
Summary:

Two new artists have been added to the entertainment programme at the Victoria Theatre, the Misses Montez and Raynor. The grand film 'The Miracle' will be exhibited tonight, Sunday and Monday.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-09-23
Summary:

Mr. P. Villaverde, who arrived in Hongkong recently to substitute Mr. Madarriaga as musical conductor at the Victoria Cinematograph Theatre, will soon have a number of musicians to play under him. These are expected to arrive shortly from Shanghai. The new orchestra added to the nightly…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-10-27
Summary:

Mr. F. E. Hall has arranged a boxing contest for the heavyweight Championship for the Victoria Theatre on Monday night. The evening's entertainment will be diversified by a new 3000 ft. film showing the contest for the light-weight championship of the world between Ad. Wolgast and Joe…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-10-28 - 1913-11-01
Summary:

Boxing event: Seaman Powell v. Corpl Scott and Mr. J. Forbes v. Seaman Thompson; Film screening of fight for the light weigh championship 'Ad Wolgast and Joe Rivers' (3,000 ft); Soldiers and Sailors in uniform half price

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-10-29
Summary:

The film of the Wolgast-Rivers fight for the championship of the world was produced at enormous expense, as a bonus of considerable amount had to be paid to the contestants. But some States passed laws prohibiting the exhibition of boxing films, and the enterprise of the photographers resulted…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-10-30
Summary:

There will undoubtedly be a 'banner' house at the Victoria Theatre on Monday night when the Cinema-Boxing programme promoted by Mr. F. E. Hall will be produced. The evening will conclude with a realistic reproduction of a fight between Ad. Wolgast, ex-champion of the world and Joe…