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: 1897-11-20
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: 1898-04-11
Summary:

A full house greeted Mr. Carl Hertz at Theatre Royal on Saturday, with D'Alton sang two songs. The Cinematograph was again exhibited with a new series of pictures, many of which are very effective.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1898-04-12
Summary:

Carl Hertz has decided to give a farewell performances. There was a change of programme, new from start to finish, including presentation of the new illusion entitle 'Mephisto's Target.' This is the illusion which caused such a sensation at the theatre in London, where it was…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1898-04-16
Summary:

Tonight, Carl Hertz bids good-bye to the Hongkong public. A special farewell programme has been arranged including his latest illusion 'Mephisto's Target,' new tricks, new songs by Mdlle D'Alton and new picture on the Cinematographe [sic], which will include the Queen's…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1900-11-28
Summary:

Biograph theatres on board Transatlantic liners is the latest idea of the up-to-date steamship companies. It is stated that one of the enterprising companies proposes to fit out a room on board each of its ships, and that moving pictures will be shown nightly during the voyage across the ocean.…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1902-05-09 - 1902-05-09
Summary:

Enthusiastic reception of beautiful illustrated songs, the Biograph, the Theatrophone and 12 star artists. Harry Gray is the Business Manager. Box plan at the Robinson Piano Co.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1902-05-09 - 1902-05-09
Summary:

Enthusiastic reception of The Biograph, The Theatrephone and beautiful illustrated songs with 12 star artists. Booking at the Robinson Piano Co. Harry Gray is the Business Manager.

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Headline: Bioscope Show
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1903-02-25
Summary:

There will be a Bioscope Exhibition at 37 Elgin Street, Kowloon tonight, commencing at 7 p.m. It will be given by the American Specialty and Bioscope Co., and press notices in Australian contemporaries praise the show very highly. Prices of admission are low.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1903-04-24
Summary:

Commencing tomorrow, Saturday, at 8.30 p.m., the American Bioscope Company open for a short season in Hong Kong, at No. 5, Des Voeux Road. The programme includes Ventriloquism, Songs, Musical, Comedies, Bioscope and Phonograph Exhibitions. The prices of admission are 30 cents, 60 cents, and $1…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1905-05-02
Summary:

L. S. Robert Willa, (No. 63) placed Pang Kai before Mr. Haseland, at the Police Court on Monday, charged with assaulting him whilst in the execution of his duty at the Ko Shing Theatre on the 29th ultimo. Wills stated that defendant, while in the theatre, would not sit down, thereby obstructing…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1905-09-06 - 1905-09-07
Summary:

The performance which included new songs, new dances, new pictures by the Gaiety Stars. W. Hollinworth is the Manager of the company. Booking at the Robinson Piano Co.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1905-09-06 - 1905-09-08
Summary:

Performance by the Famous Gaiety Stars, polite vaudeville. New songs, New Dances, New Pictures. Booking at Robinson Piano Co. W. Hollinworth is the Manager and James Morgan is the Business Representative.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1905-09-07 - 1905-09-07
Summary:

Performances by the famous Gaiety Stars Polite Vaudeville and Specialty Company. Tonight, grand change of programme, including new songs, new dances and new pictures. Booking at Robinson Piano Co. W. Hollinworth is the Lessee & Manager, while James Morgan is the Business Representative.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1905-09-09
Summary:

The Gaiety Stars scored another success at the Theatre Royal last night, when new songs, dances and pictures took the place of the old.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1906-06-13
Summary:

Cheng Kai and Un Kwan, coolies, were each fined $5 for fighting over a seat at the Chung Hing Theatre.

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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: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1908-01-23 - 1908-02-04
Summary:

Great Change of Programme. A magnificent film, 'Ali Baba or the Forty Thieves' [sic]. Fregolini, transformist and monologue. Dorothy and her songs. Funny bob-bob (R.A. Macdonald) new songs. Two Performances nightly. Don't forget the address: Des Voeux Road, Pottinger Street.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1908-02-04
Summary:

The Victoria Cinematograph announces all new films for tonight, a new consignment having just arrived from Paris. There will also be a change of programme in other respects, new songs, etc.

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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: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1908-02-11 - 1908-02-19
Summary:

The Grand Naval Battle' or 'Manoeuvring of the British Fleet.' A 8000-feet magnificent film. New songs by the Great Fregolini and other artists. Don't forget the address: Des Voeux Road, Pottinger Street.