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: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1903-06-19
Summary:

At the meeting of Sanitary Board yesterday afternoon the following letter was read from the Colonial Secretary, the Hon. F. H. May, was regard to the closing of Chinese theatres. The letter stated that persons attending the theatres would probably be less crowded together than if they remained…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1905-02-25
Summary:

The Bijou Variety Entertainers opened their concert at the St. Patrick's Hall to a small but appreciative audience. Performers included W. Hunt, George Burnett, H. W. Ray, Violet Quinn, G. James, The Passaros, F. Winckelsett. A very pleasant evening was concluded by some slides from the…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1905-09-16 - 1905-09-25
Summary:

Two performances nightly from 7.15 p.m. to 9 p.m. and from 9.15 p.m. to 11 p.m., starting from tonight. The programme includes 'Chinderella' [sic], 'The Eruption of Mount Pelle' and 'Destruction of St. Pierre, Martinique' for tonight and 'Passion Play' for…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1905-09-26
Summary:

The Royal Biograph conducted by Mr F. Neuman who has a fine collection of pictures. The pictures shown included scenes in the Russo-Japanese war, land and seascapes, street scenes from Shanghai and India, and many other humorous and interesting character. The biograph was set in the tent which…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1905-12-25
Summary:

Prof. F. Starr sailed recently from New York for Africa. He hopes to have new light upon their origin and ancestry by making a series by making a new video. He will also ask Mr. Samual Verner, another scientist, for help. Prof. Starr hopes to throw new light upon their origin and ancestry by…

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Headline: Supreme Court
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1906-03-22
Summary:

Original action No. 262 of 1905 Chan Ip Shi v. the Wing Kee firm (Ko Shing Theatre) in the matter of the issue between Chan Ip Shi and Lau Shiu Cheun. It is noted that the Wing Kee firm had been carrying on the Ko Shing Theatre for a number of years.

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Headline: Public Auction
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1906-08-16 - 1906-08-17
Summary:

Public auction of furniture and household goods, including a complete Bioscope.

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Headline: Public Auction
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1906-11-27 - 1906-11-29
Summary:

Public auction of miscellaneous goods and one Bioscope with films.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1907-08-26 - 1907-11-18
Summary:

New film arrive weekly. Price 43 cents (Straits Currency) per metre. Sole agent for the Straits, Burmah, Java, Sumatra, Siam, Hongkong, The Philippines, etc.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1907-09-17 - 1907-10-26
Summary:

New Films arrive weekly, price 43 cents per metre (Straits Currency). F. Dreyfus is the sole agent for The Straits, Burmah, Java, Sumatra, Siam, Hongkong, The Philippines, etc.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1907-10-31 - 1907-11-14
Summary:

New Films arrive weekly, price 43 cents per metre (Straits Currency). F. Dreyfus of the Boston Steamship Company, is the sole agent for The Straits, Burmah, Java, Sumatra, Siam, Hongkong, The Philippines, etc.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1907-11-18
Summary:

The first day's play of the cricket match drew a big crowd of spectators. A Pretty Fete: Visitors obtained a good deal of fun from the excellent films shown by the Cinematograph Company, which usually exhibits in the hall attached to the Café Weismann. The moving pictures were flung onto a…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1908-02-10
Summary:

Speaking at the Society of Arts, Mr. F. Martin Duncan described that the origin of the cinematograph was originated as far back as 1826 by Sir John Herschel, who, while dining with a friend, asked the latter how he would show both sides of a shilling at once. He was not satisfied with the…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1908-07-18
Summary:

The Alexandra Cinema-Theatre is visiting Hong Kong. Their performance last night in a hall at No. 2 Zetland Street started shortly after eight. With the Manila String Band in attendance, and with Mr. Gongiles at the piano, the first performance was a song 'Honey Boy' by Miss Thelma.…

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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: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1908-10-08 - 1908-10-26
Summary:

(2 Zetland Street 2) Miss Tena Latour in entirely new songs. Every night at 9:15 p.m. Manila Orchestra. Director - Mr. F. Gonzales. New songs nightly.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1908-10-27 - 1908-11-03
Summary:

Tonight! Every night at 9:15 p.m. Manila Orchestra. Director - Mr F. Gonzales. New songs nightly. New pictures every second night.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1908-11-16
Summary:

Mrs. May, president of the Ministering Children's League, wants to specially thank Mrs. Tomkins, Mrs. Peter, Mrs. Eves, Miss Loureiro, Mrs Jordan, Mrs. Seth, Mrs. H. W. Bird, for helping Messrs. W. Powell and Company, Messrs Lane Crawford and Company, Wesmann Limited, Chazalon and Company,…