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: 1897-11-19
Summary:

Last night in Theatre Royal, the Elsie Adair Company gave an amusing entertainment before a large house. And a series of animated pictures were shown by means of Edison's Vitascope. It was an almost total absence of the flicker which has characterised all previous exhibitions of pictures of…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1897-11-20
Summary:

At the Theatre Royal tonight, Miss Elsie Adair, assisted by several Hongkong amateurs, will give another performance. And fifteen views of the Jubilee procession will be shown on the vitascope. Mrs Jewell, and Miss Lee Jarvis, the celebrated comic opera prima donna, is to contribute several…

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Headline: Elsie Adair
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1897-11-22
Summary:

The Theatre Royal was fairly well filled on Saturday night by the performance from Elsie Adair, Mr. Vanderlip. Mrs. Jewel and Mr. C. T. Robinson. A number of new and old views were shown with the Vitascope and the graphic fidelity which some of them were animated was warmly applauded by the…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1901-10-25
Summary:

Extensive alterations and improvements are being made upon the Lyceum Theatre at Shanghai, which has often been described as the best theatre in the Far East. The N. C. Daily News concludes: 'Safety has been attended to in its fire-exits, comfort in the many ways.' It is a pity the…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1902-10-10 - 1902-10-15
Summary:

The 20th Century Projectoscope Company (Edison's Latest): The Coronation! The Coronation! The passion play is in 5 miles of film presenting the Coronation of King Edward in details. Price details included. Note the management wish to inform the public of Hongkong this machine is the latest…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1902-10-10 - 1902-10-15
Summary:

The Coronation! The Passion Play as it is played in Oberammergau. The Coronation of King Edward in detail. 5 Miles of Film. All the latest Novelties of the Cinematographic spheres. Note: The management wish to inform the public of Hongkong that they have the pleasure of bringing the first of…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1903-03-25
Summary:

Hong Chung Iu, master of the Ko Shing theatre, was charged at the instance of P. C. Appleton, with neglecting to carry out the conditions of his permit, by making the necessary arrangements for the escape of the audience in case of fire. The theatre was crowded to overflowing, and held in all…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1904-05-31
Summary:

In very recent wars the motion-picture cameras have made their appearance. C. Fred Ackerman, with whom the writer tented in China, is undoubtedly the most successful of the war motion-picture operators. His first experience was in the Philippines, which photographed two men in the act of being…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1906-01-31
Summary:

To the Editor S. C. M. Post – One citizen wrote to suggest the change of venue of the Chinese dinner in the Ko Shing Theatre, in the arrival of Prince Arthur Connaught. The writer suggests this decision is not suitable and suggest Supreme Court buildings and Post Office; the Harbour Master'…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1908-09-12
Summary:

Numbers of singers, including Miss Rosita Diralda, Miss Violet Russel, orchestra under Mr F. Gonzales, Mr Donald Harvey, Mr Harry Gould, Mr Leckie, Signor Torras, Miss Giralda, had been performed and number of films had been shown in the middle of the events, firstly 'Her first Bike Ride,…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1908-09-30 - 1908-10-26
Summary:

Two performances every night including magnificent comic and dramatic films; Performance from the French Artistes Mlle. Cecilia & Mr. C. Verari, and the talented singer and dancer of the Tivoli Theatre of Sydney, Miss Ph. E. MacDonald

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1908-10-31 - 1908-11-09
Summary:

Two performances every night including magnificent comics and dramatic films; Performance from the Miss M'Donald, Mlle. Cecilia, Mr. Verard, Miss Violet Rusell and Little Thelma; Programme change every second day

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1908-11-10 - 1908-11-11
Summary:

Two performances every night including magnificent comics and dramatic films; Performance from the Miss M'Donald, Mlle. Cecilia and Mr. Verard; Programme change every second day

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1909-02-15 - 1909-02-16
Summary:

Special programme for tonight. Debut of the celebrated artist Miss Viola C. Cooper. New English and German songs.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1909-02-16 - 1909-02-17
Summary:

Two performances every night. New Films. Grand success of the artist Miss Viola C. Cooper

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1909-02-17 - 1909-02-18
Summary:

Miss Viola C. Cooper. New English and German songs. Tonight and tomorrow night. Last two appearances of the Misses Diamond & Montez.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1909-02-18 - 1909-02-19
Summary:

Two performances every night. New Films. Last performance of Miss Diamond & Miss Montez; Performance by Miss Viola C. Cooper

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1909-02-18
Summary:

Victoria Cinematograph continues to provide plenty of entertainment by Misses Diamond and Montes giving their farewell performance, with Viola C. Cooper singing a number of songs.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1909-02-19 - 1909-02-24
Summary:

Miss Viola C. Cooper. New English and German songs. Two performances nightly. Schedule details included. Tickets can also be obtained at the Robinson Piano Co. Don't forget the address: Des Voeux Road (Pottinger Street Corner).

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1909-02-20 - 1909-03-04
Summary:

Two performances every night. New Films; Performer: Miss Viola C. Cooper