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: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1909-03-10
Summary:

A large number of patrons of the Victoria Cinematograph is nightly favoured with a very interesting and high-class entertainment at the hands of such artistes as Jessie Thorne, Steve Adson and Miss Cecilia Verard. The pictures are funny which includes 'French Volunteer,' 'A Duel…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1911-08-02
Summary:

A bumper house at the Victoria Theatre on Tuesday night gave the Collier Sisters an enthusiastic send-off on the occasion of a benefit performance in their honour. The Donnelly Troupe, Little Kitty and Mrs Elsie Donnelly also provide their performance. With a number of interesting films were…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1915-12-20 - 1915-12-22
Summary:

On Dec 21, a thrilling drama 'Saved by His Victim' in 3 parts; also the new detective film 'The Black Lily Gang' in 2 parts; 'Wiffles a Confirmed Bachelor'; 'A Warning to Flirts' and other comics.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1915-12-20 - 1915-12-22
Summary:

A thrilling drama in 3 parts, Saved by His Victim, on Tuesday, 21th December, 1915. The comedy, 'Wiffles or the Confirmed Bachelor' and 'Warning to Flirters.' A detective film in 2 parts, 'Black Lily Gang.' Special matinee with distribution of presents on Friday,…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1915-12-21 - 1915-12-22
Summary:

Films screenings including 'Saved by His Victim' (3 parts) and 'Black Lily Gang' (2 parts)

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1915-12-23 - 1915-12-23
Summary:

Films screenings including 'Saved by His Victim' (3 parts) and 'Black Lily Gang' (2 parts)

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1917-12-25
Summary:

The Fantastic Stars, who scored a great triumph at the Victoria Theatre, will commence a three nights' season at the Bijou Theatre. The monologist and comedienne, the gifted violinist and contralto will contribute new items. Performances by Hilda Felstead, Nellie Black, Elsie Black, Redhead…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1919-08-01 - 1919-08-02
Summary:

August 1st, 2nd and 3rd at 9.15 p.m., 'Intolerance.' At 5.15 p.m., 'The Lily of Poverty Flat.' At 7.15 p.m., 'The Bull's Eye,' episodes 1 and 2. Booking for 9.15 p.m. at Robinson's. August 2 Remarks: 7.15 p.m., 'The Bull's Eye' episodes 1…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1919-08-01 - 1919-08-01
Summary:

August 1, 2 and 3, 9.15 p.m., 'Intolerance.' 5.15 p.m., 'The Lily of Poverty Flat.' 7.15 p.m., 'The Bull's Eye,' episodes I and II. Booking for 9.15 p.m. at Robinson's.

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Headline: The Coronet
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-08-02 - 1919-08-05
Summary:

Tonight, 'Intolerance,' 'The Bull's Eye' (episode 1 to 4), 'The Lily of Poverty Flat' and comedies. Booking at Robinson's. August 4 remarks: Griffith's masterpiece. August 4 remarks: 'Three Weeks' at 5.15 p.m. August 5 remarks: Douglas…

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Headline: The Coronet
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1920-01-12 - 1920-01-12
Summary:

One does not gild refined gold nor does one paint the lily; then why waste words in praise of Select Pictures or Norma Talmadge? 'De Luxe Annie,' Select's latest picture featuring Norma Talmadge, with the cast of 'My Four Years in Germany.'

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1920-06-16 - 1920-06-18
Summary:

Today at 2.30, 5.15 and 9.15 p.m., Elsie Janis in 'Nearly a Lady.' Also Mack Sennett's bathing girls in 'A Bedroom Blunder.' Tonight at 7.15 p.m., 'Elmo the Mighty' episodes 13 and 14.