A History Of Film Exhibition And Reception In Colonial Hong Kong: 1897 To 1925
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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1901-08-21
Summary:

There is a very fine theatre on Kowloon Point. At least we conclude it is fine one from the manner in which the Chinese flock to it. Kowloonites don't object to the theatre itself, because it isn't a nuisance; but what they do object to is the fearful row made by the audience at the…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1902-03-07 - 1902-03-16
Summary:

March 11 to 16 from 2:30 p.m. daily. Stalls, exhibition and music are included. Music performances by H.M.S. Minotaur, K.O.Y.L.I., 8th Rajputs, 126th Baluchis, 25th and 26th Punjabis. Evening entertainments on 11th at 9:15 p.m., 12th at 7:30 p.m. and 13th at 9:15 p.m. including dinner, musicale…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1905-05-31
Summary:

P. S. 75 MacDonald, of Yau ma-ti police station, charged a Chinaman with behaving in a disorderly and riotous manner in the Po Hing Theatre on the evening of the 23rd instant, Mr, Orme fined him $5.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1905-11-02
Summary:

The Bandmanns only stopped one night to perform. They were forced to perform in the Chinese Theatre in King Street, but the audience were enthusiastic. All the Penang ladies are longing for a fancy dress ball due to the charisma of the actors Harry Cole who played Jim Cheese.

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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: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1907-11-19
Summary:

The artistic character of 'living pictures' shown in the theatre Royal last night deserved a larger house. The entertainment of the highest class is provided. Sir Approval, Lady Lugard's little friends, the son of the Colonel and Mrs. Darling appreciate the 'living pictures…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1907-12-17
Summary:

The Hong Kong cinematograph proprietor has secured a number of new films lately, and to add to the attractions of the place in Dex Voeux Road three lady artistes favour with songs-French and English. The pictures are varied and excellent.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1907-12-23
Summary:

The film depicting the Passion Play was highly appreciated at the Hongkong Cinematograph, Des Voeux Road, on Saturday night, the 'House' being a crowded one. Several solos were sung by the lady artists.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1908-01-11 - 1908-01-16
Summary:

On Monday next, 13th January. Second performance by Ernesto Fregolini. His programme will include a monologue, 'The Valet' representing four different characters. Falsetto singing in contralto, giving imitations of famous Parisian Lady Artistes. Don't forget the address: Des Voeux…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1908-02-05 - 1908-02-10
Summary:

Great Change of Programme. All new films. Fregolini, transformist and monologue. Lady Artist. New Songs. Magnificent films just arrived from Paris. Two performances nightly. Don't forget the address: Des Voeux Road, Pottinger Street.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1908-05-16
Summary:

Crowded 'houses' still continue to prevail at this pleasant place of entertainment in the Des Voeux Road. The films shown are up-to-date and are placed on the scene in a very steady manner. Tonight and tomorrow night will witness a special programme, including duets by Mrs. Pastor and…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1908-05-18
Summary:

The appearance of Miss Beryl Lytton at the Hongkong Cinematograph on Saturday and Sunday evenings attracted a good house and the singing of this young lady was received with enthusiasm. The pictures were excellent, particularly the series representing riding fests in an Italian School of…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1908-06-02
Summary:

The Chinese Constable No. 907 was charged with behaving in a disorderly manner and assaulting the ticket collector of the Tai Ping Theatre. The defendant pleaded not guilty, and the judge sentenced the defendant one month's imprisonment on the second charge.

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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.…

15
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1908-08-18
Summary:

The Victoria Cinematograph continues to draw large audiences every evening. The pictures this week are up to their usual high-class standard and include 'The Two Pick-pockets,' 'The Gendarme has a keen eye,' 'Music and Poetry,' 'For a Crown.' 'The…

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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: 1908-09-26
Summary:

The Victoria Cinematograph continues to attract large audiences every evening. Apart from the singing performance by Miss Macdonald, tonight and tomorrow two excellent films, 'The Lady Barrister' and 'The Shipowner's Daughter' will be shown in addition to the usual…

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

Shameen, November 8 – Illuminations: At 9:30 in the evening another concert was given by the band, accompanied by a cinematograph entertainment, which was thoroughly enjoyed. The grounds of the Consulate were beautifully set off above the main gateway. A word of praise is due to Consul Fox for…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1909-09-10
Summary:

Alexandra Cinema-Theatre was providing a select programme this week. The two lady artistes engaged are Dori-Ta and Bessie Young. All the films shown were new and the pictures were thrown on the screen without a 'flicker.' The splendid system of ventilation guarantees the patrons a cool…

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Headline: Offensive Plays
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1909-10-04
Summary:

The 'Government Gazette,' dated October 1st, announces a regulation made by the Governor-in-Council dealing with theatres and public performances by which the regulations in future will also cover 'the performance of any stage play offensive to good manners, decorum, or calculated…