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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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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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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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1901-10-25
Summary:

Extensive alterations and improvements are being made upon the Lyceum Theatre at Shanghai, which has often been described as the best theatre in the Far East. The N. C. Daily News concludes: 'Safety has been attended to in its fire-exits, comfort in the many ways.' It is a pity the…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1902-10-10 - 1902-10-15
Summary:

The 20th Century Projectoscope Company (Edison's Latest): The Coronation! The Coronation! The passion play is in 5 miles of film presenting the Coronation of King Edward in details. Price details included. Note the management wish to inform the public of Hongkong this machine is the latest…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1902-10-10 - 1902-10-15
Summary:

The Coronation! The Passion Play as it is played in Oberammergau. The Coronation of King Edward in detail. 5 Miles of Film. All the latest Novelties of the Cinematographic spheres. Note: The management wish to inform the public of Hongkong that they have the pleasure of bringing the first of…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1903-03-25
Summary:

Hong Chung Iu, master of the Ko Shing theatre, was charged at the instance of P. C. Appleton, with neglecting to carry out the conditions of his permit, by making the necessary arrangements for the escape of the audience in case of fire. The theatre was crowded to overflowing, and held in all…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1904-01-23 - 1904-01-27
Summary:

The Bioscope is the only one of its kind really worth seeing. Emphasis on the pictures are steady and continuous and do not dazzle the eye. Cinematographic art as exhibited in the leading theatres of Europe and America. Price details included. Seats reserved can be booked at the Robinson Piano…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1904-01-27 - 1904-01-27
Summary:

Freear's New World-Famous Protean Vaudeville Entertainment Frivolities', there was a detailed description about Mr. Freear and his programme. Noted that M. M. Rehemanjee's celebrated bioscope will be shown in the interval. Booking at the Robinson Piano Co.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1904-01-27 - 1904-01-30
Summary:

Freear's New World-Famous Protean Vaudeville Entertainment Frivolities,' there was a detailed description about Mr. Freear and his programme. Noted that Mr. M. Rehemanjee's celebrated bioscope will be shown in the interval.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1904-01-28 - 1904-01-28
Summary:

Freear's New World-Famous Protean Vaudeville Entertainment Frivolities' will be returned in Hong Kong. Noted that M. Rehemanjee's famous new bioscope will be shown in the interval.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1904-01-28 - 1904-01-30
Summary:

Freear's New World-Famous Protean Vaudeville Entertainment Frivolities', which made such an enormous success in Hong Kong 10 years ago. Noted that M. M. Rehemanjee's celebrated bioscope will be shown for 15 minutes after Freear's Frivolities. Full band in attendance. Booking…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1904-01-29 - 1904-01-29
Summary:

Freear's New World-Famous Protean Vaudeville Entertainment Frivolities' will be returned in Hong Kong tomorrow. Noted that M. Rehemanjee's famous new bioscope will be shown in the interval.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1904-01-30 - 1904-01-30
Summary:

Freear's World-Famous Frivolities is going to be shown tonight. Detailed description of the programme. M. Rehemanjee's new and celebrated 'Bioscope' will be exhibited for 15 minutes only.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1904-01-30
Summary:

The programme of Mr. Freear's entertainment at the City Hall this evening; The programme included an extra item M. Rehemanjee's New and Celebrated 'Bioscope' for 15 minutes only.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1904-05-31
Summary:

In very recent wars the motion-picture cameras have made their appearance. C. Fred Ackerman, with whom the writer tented in China, is undoubtedly the most successful of the war motion-picture operators. His first experience was in the Philippines, which photographed two men in the act of being…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1906-01-31
Summary:

To the Editor S. C. M. Post – One citizen wrote to suggest the change of venue of the Chinese dinner in the Ko Shing Theatre, in the arrival of Prince Arthur Connaught. The writer suggests this decision is not suitable and suggest Supreme Court buildings and Post Office; the Harbour Master'…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1908-02-08
Summary:

The Hon. Secretary, Mr. Jose M. de Graca writes about the two performances offered by the 'Victoria Cinematograph,' and writes about the profit and the cost for the performance. The Committee of the Society wanted to thank Messrs. Ramos y Ramos [sic], the proprietors.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1908-09-22
Summary:

The management of the theatre has been successful in securing the service of the song and dance artist very popular in the East, Miss Tina Latour. Under the supervision of M. Duafresne, the company has been giving a series of cinematograph and magical entertainments in large Chinese theatre at…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1908-09-30 - 1908-10-26
Summary:

Two performances every night including magnificent comic and dramatic films; Performance from the French Artistes Mlle. Cecilia & Mr. C. Verari, and the talented singer and dancer of the Tivoli Theatre of Sydney, Miss Ph. E. MacDonald