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: 1898-04-13 - 1898-04-13
Summary:

Carl Hertz, the great London conjuror presented new tricks. First production of Mephisto's Target, a new illusion. Cinematographe: 'The Queen's Jubilee Procession,' 'The English Cricketers in Australia' and 'Rugby Football Match.'

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1902-05-05 - 1902-05-07
Summary:

Performances by Miss Rosa Barnes, Mr Harry Gray, Miss Malvena Moore, Mr John R. Reynolds, Miss Agnes Freed, Don Frances and Frank Frances, Madame Weber, Mr Tom Queen, Miss Marie Barton and Mr Joe Somers. The Biograph showing all the latest stirring scenes from South Africa during the War. Harry…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1902-05-05 - 1902-05-08
Summary:

The Company have arrived by the S.S. 'Rosetta Maru' and will positively open on Thursday, 8th May, at the Theatre Royal. Performances by Miss Rosa Barners, Harry Gray, Malvena Moore, John R. Reynolds, Agnes Freed, Don Frances and Frank Frances, Madame Weber, Tom Queen, Marie Barton and…

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Headline: The Theatre
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1906-02-19
Summary:

The third production of 'Princess Toto' was appreciated in the crowded theatre on Saturday Night. The performance was classed as excellent, and was a credit to the whole company, both to those who appeared before the footlights and also those whose work prevented them from being seen.…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1907-08-23
Summary:

The article mentioned the background of how cinematograph picture became a vast industry, and also covered the production flow of moving pictures, including the cost of filming, genre selection from the production house, acting, lighting, staging, photography, the process of printing the…

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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: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1908-08-06
Summary:

On Wednesday, Emil T. Bunje, manager of the Asiatic Petroleum Co., charged Herbert John May, chief engineer of a steamer, with having behaved in a disorderly manner, and having used abusive and insulting language whereby a breach of the peace might have been occasioned at the Alexandra Theatre.…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1909-01-26
Summary:

Alexandra Cinematograph, in Zetland Street, offered the audiences high quality films. To begin with, the firm reproduced on the screen are the production of the noted firm of Pathe Freres of Paris. If we have a fault to find with the show at all it is that there was too little of the educational…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1909-07-02
Summary:

Mr. Louis Calvert has been chosen as the first producer to the long-heralded Millionaire's Theatre in New York. In a long interview with Daily Chronicle, Mr. Calvert has talked about his future theatrical productions.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1910-06-25 - 1910-06-25
Summary:

Premier hall of the colony (Des Voeux Road Central, Opposite Central Market). Schedule details included. Grand success of Miss Laura Diamond. Monday, June 27th, debut of Miss May Lewis. The funeral production of King Edward VII are expected in day's time.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1910-06-27 - 1910-06-27
Summary:

Premier hall of the colony (Des Voeux Road Central, Opposite Central Market). Schedule details included. Tonight: Debut of Miss May Lewis. Grand success of Miss Laura Diamond. Positively this week: The funeral production of King Edward VII.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1910-07-04 - 1910-07-09
Summary:

Premier hall of the colony (Des Voeux Road Central, Opposite Central Market). Schedule details included. Tuesday! The most complete funeral production of King Edward VII. Grand success of Miss Laura and Diamond. Miss May Lewis, introducing a novelty cinematograph film showing Miss Lewis'…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1911-01-20 - 1911-01-25
Summary:

Premier hall of the colony (Des Voeux Road Central, Opposite Central Market). Schedule details included. For a few nights. 'The Golden Rose,' a coloured picture of Pathe Frere's production. Benefit performance for Miss Thelma Wood on January 26. Grand success of Miss Dolly Swift,…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1911-02-10
Summary:

Tonight and a few following nights, patrons of the 'Empire' Cinematograph Theatre have a treat in store for them in the shape of the large new film portraying the powerful story of love and tragedy having for its central figure Messalina, the wife of the Roman Emperor Claudius. The…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1911-02-10 - 1911-02-23
Summary:

From tonight (Friday) and for a few days only, screening of the magnificent film of art: 'Messalina,' one of the best productions of Pathe's coloured cinematograph in 14 scenes.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1911-02-14
Summary:

Large crowds are attending the Bijou Theatre. Performances by Miss Vera Ferrace and Mr. Stephenson. The pictures are always up to the standard. The comic film 'How Max Linder Toured Around the World' is specially good. The Empire Cinematograph theatre has also had crowded houses. One…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1911-02-20
Summary:

The popular Bijou, which is now one of the established places of amusement in Hongkong, had another crowded house on Saturday. The pictures have always been kept up to the standard, and the latest, one of Pathe's coloured productions entitled 'The Gipsy's Jealousy,' being…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1911-03-16 - 1911-03-21
Summary:

From Friday, 17th Mar, 1911 and for a few nights only; also at matinees of Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th; the grand dramatic fantastic film, 2,000 feet long, one of the best coloured productions of Pathe's Cinematograph, Faust; the Donnellys, a big novelty and the champion dancers; come and…

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Headline: The Empire
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1911-04-11
Summary:

Messrs Ramos and Ramos have received another fine collection of films which will be exhibited during the Easter holidays. Amongst the pictures are those entitled 'The Statue'; 'The Tax Receiver'; 'Pygmalion'; 'Phedra'; 'Isis'; 'Semiramis…

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Headline: The Empire
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1911-05-03
Summary:

Mr Falanto, the great Italian baritone, still continues to delight large audiences at the Empire Theatre nightly where his splendid singing is greatly enjoyed. A fine collection of films is also being shown amongst them being the grand new dramatic coloured film entitled 'Pride' which…