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: 1897-04-24
Summary:

Professor Maurice Charvet, who arrived by the French mail steamer to Hongkong from Paris to exhibit 'Cinematograph' and the 'Kinetoscope' the twin marvels of the age. These have never been shown in Hongkong or the Far East before. The pictures exhibited are 'Loie Fuller…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1897-10-14 - 1897-10-16
Summary:

The latest improved projecting machine in which the vibration so noticeable and trying to the eyes is now entirely eliminated. Views of the Queen's Jubilee in London will be the special feature of the Entertainment. The following scenes will be shown: A dispute between Bicyclists; The…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1897-10-15 - 1897-10-16
Summary:

The Cinematograph for one night only. The latest improved projecting Machine in which the vibration so noticeable and trying to the eyes is now entirely eliminated. Views of the Queen's Jubilee in London will be the special feature of the Entertainment. The following scenes will be shown: A…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1897-10-20 - 1897-10-20
Summary:

The Cinematograph was a grand success. This was the last opportunity to see The Queen's Jubilee Pictures and other beautiful views; Seats can be reserved at W. Robinson & Company's Stores. Johnson & Charvet are the proprietors.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1897-12-23
Summary:

Last night, an exhibition of the projectoscope was given by Professor Merrcovich in the rooms of the Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders. There was a small attendance. The names of machines for showing the animated pictures appear to be innumerable, and the projectoscope appears to be a…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1908-01-26
Summary:

We understand that the Victoria Cinematograph is offering two performances for the benefit of the poor of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul; one today and the other on 2nd Feb.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1908-01-28
Summary:

The Victoria Cinematograph is giving two performances on behalf of the poor under the charge of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. A special attractive programme has been arranged and a good house is expected as it is for the benefit of the poor.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1908-02-07
Summary:

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul sent us a statement showing that the benefit performance given on their behalf by the Victoria Cinematograph returned them a net sum of $100.50. The Society tender heartfelt thanks to Messrs Ramos and Ramos, the proprietors of the Cinematograph.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1908-02-08
Summary:

The Hon. Secretary, Mr. Jose M. de Graca writes about the two performances offered by the 'Victoria Cinematograph,' and writes about the profit and the cost for the performance. The Committee of the Society wanted to thank Messrs. Ramos y Ramos [sic], the proprietors.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1908-06-12
Summary:

The Victoria Cinematograph received a series of new films by the last mail from Europe, some of which will be exhibited on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. The piece de resistance is one entitled 'The Poor Mother' and it is said to be highly dramatic. Monday next will be the last…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1910-07-12
Summary:

London, July 11 – There is a possibility of another fight between Jeffries and Johnson. The London music-halls have declined to show the film of the fight.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1911-02-15 - 1911-02-15
Summary:

The pioneer hall of the colony (Des Voeux Road Central, Opposite Central Market). The magnificent pictures in colour 'Flirt.' The comic picture 'How Max Linder travelled round the world.' The dramatic film 'Inez de Castro' [sic]. The high-class dramatic film '…

13
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1911-02-16 - 1911-02-16
Summary:

The pioneer hall of the colony (Des Voeux Road Central, Opposite Central Market). The magnificent pictures in colour 'Flirt.' The dramatic picture 'The Flag of Co. H.' The dramatic film 'Inez de Castro' [sic]. The high-class dramatic film 'White Fawn Devotion…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1911-03-07 - 1911-03-09
Summary:

The pioneer hall of the colony (Des Voeux Road Central, Opposite Central Market). 2 performances on 7:15 to 9 and 9:15 to 11:30 p.m. Grand change of programme tonight. The grand picture 'Eugenie Grandet' after a romance of H. Balzac. The interesting film, 'The Whole Process of…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1911-03-07 - 1911-03-10
Summary:

Tonight (Tuesday), 7th March, 1911, grand change of programme; among some magnificent new films, the grand picture after a romance of H. Balzac; 'Eugenic Grandet,' a dramatic moral picture; and the interesting film, the whole process of salvage of H.M.S. 'Gladiator'; the…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1911-03-29 - 1911-03-29
Summary:

The pioneer hall of the colony (Des Voeux Road Central, Opposite Central Market). 2 performances on 7:15 to 9 and 9:15 to 11:30 p.m. Performance of Miss Irma de Lepomme every night.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1911-03-30 - 1911-03-30
Summary:

The pioneer hall of the colony (Des Voeux Road Central, Opposite Central Market). 2 performances on 7:15 to 9 and 9:15 to 11:30 p.m. Performance of Miss Irma de Lepomme every night. Last week, the performance of The Donnelly Troupe is included.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1911-03-30 - 1911-03-30
Summary:

Performances by Miss Irma De Lepomme.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1911-03-31 - 1911-03-31
Summary:

The pioneer hall of the colony (Des Voeux Road Central, Opposite Central Market). 2 performances on 7:15 to 9 and 9:15 to 11:30 p.m. Performance of Miss Irma de Lepomme every night. Performance of The Donnelly Troupe last night. Debut of Frank Foster tomorrow night.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1911-04-03 - 1911-04-06
Summary:

The pioneer hall of the colony (Des Voeux Road Central, Opposite Central Market). 2 performances on 7:15 to 9 and 9:15 to 11:30 p.m. Grand success of Miss Irma de Lepomme. Performance of the comedian, Frank Foster. Grand matinees on Saturdays and Sundays at 4 p.m. at reduced prices.