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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Headline: Elsie Adair
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1897-11-19
Summary:

Miss Elsie Adair provided performance at Theatre Royal last night. Apart from her, other performers included Mr. Vanderlip, Mr. C.T. Robinson, Messrs. Tripodi and Sananara. Another feature of the performance was the display of views by the Edison 'Vitascope.' The views included waves…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1897-11-19 - 1897-11-20
Summary:

Elsie Adair performed and there were new animated pictures including Fifteen Views of Queen's Jubilee Procession. Noted that soldiers and sailors in uniform half-price to Back Seats only.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1897-11-19 - 1897-11-20
Summary:

Performance by Elsie Adair, assisted by amateurs from the Warships, Regiments, and the Hongkong Amateurs. New Animated Pictures, including fifteen views of the Queen's Jubilee Procession.

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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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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1897-11-20
Summary:

Miss Elsie Adair's entertainment continues in Theatre Royal. With additional performers Mrs. Jewell and Miss Lee Jarvis.

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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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Headline: The City Hall
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1898-01-13
Summary:

Report of the Committee of Management to be submitted to the annual meeting of shareholders in and subscribers to the City Hall. There is a detailed description of the theatre's building and some of the performances. For instance, during the twelve months from 1st July, 1896, to 30th June…

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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: 1919-07-31
Summary:

Intolerance,' D. W. Griffith's greatest spectacle, said to have cost two million dollars, to utilize the services of 125,000 people, and to take three years in the making, will commence an engagement of three nights at the Coronet Theatre. The cast included Mae Marsh, Lilian Gish,…

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Headline: World Theatre
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1922-01-04
Summary:

Man Trackers,' the latest Universal feature, is coming to the World Theatre tonight. George Larkin and Josephine Hill take roles in the film. Film synopsis included.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1922-01-24 - 1922-01-26
Summary:

Tonight at 5.15 and 9.15 p.m. only, Universal special, Carl Laemmle presents an all-star cast with George Larkin and Josephine Hill in 'Man Trackers.' 2.30 and 7.15 p.m., final episodes of 'Great London Mystery.' Booking at the theatre. Phone 1337.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1922-01-24 - 1922-01-26
Summary:

Today at 5.15 and 9.15 p.m., Carl Laemmle presents a Universal special, 'Man Trackers' [sic], featuring George Larkin and Josephine Hill. At 2.30 and 7.15 p.m., final episodes of 'Great London Mystery.'

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1922-01-24 - 1922-01-26
Summary:

Today 5.15 and 9.15 p.m., Universal special, Carl Laemmle presents an all-star cast with George Larkin and Josephine Hill in 'Man Trackers.' 2.30 and 7.15 p.m., final episodes of 'Great London Mystery' [sic]. Usual price. Booking at the Theatre.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1922-08-11
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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-09-14
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Headline: The Blue Lagoon
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-09-17 - 1923-09-19
Summary:

Coming soon, the new big 'Special' produced by African Film Productions, 'The Blue Lagoon,' from the world-famous romance by H. de Vere Stacpooleo [sic]. September 17 Remarks: The ad. didn't mention theatre's name, surmised from other ads. September 19-20 Remarks:…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-09-19 - 1923-09-20
Summary:

The new big special, 'The Blue Lagoon,' from the world-famous romance by H. De Vere Stacpoole, featuring Molly Adair, Arthur Pusey and Dick Cruikshanks. Picture included.