A History Of Film Exhibition And Reception In Colonial Hong Kong: 1897 To 1925
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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: 1902-05-10
Summary:

The same capital programme was presented last night, at the Theatre Royal, by Barnes' Twentieth Century Entertainers. A change of fare is to be provided tonight, which, no doubt, will meet with the marked appreciation that has characterised the first two performances of the Company in this…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1910-09-22
Summary:

A large audience marked on Wednesday evening Hongkong's appreciation of the superior programme offered by the Empire Theatre. They were treated to a surprise not on the bill, in the presentation by Miss Addie Leigh, in response to a special request, of Paolo Tosti's 'Goodbye,…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1910-09-27
Summary:

The 'standing room only' stage had been reached at the Empire Theatre when Miss Addie Leigh made her bow to the audience on Saturday evening in the 'star' number of the programme. Tosti's 'Good-bye,' and this and her 'Annie Laurie,' repeated by…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-08-29
Summary:

A case was called on for hearing at Madras, in which Mr. K. A Mirza, agent to the firm of Madan and Co., Calcutta, a supplier of films to the Empire Cinema, charged Sir Mark Anton, Mrs. Wadia, and 3 other assistants of Sir Mark Anton. Mirza complained that these people had used criminal forces…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-09-17
Summary:

Paris, August 20 – The Russian Minister of the Interior has finally consented to allow picture theatres to exhibit films depicting members of the Imperial Family, under restrictions suitable to their dignity. Such films are not to be shown to the accompaniment of music. They are to be marked in…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-12-15
Summary:

The long-expected Giants and White Sox arrived yesterday morning. It was announced on Saturday by wireless from the steamer that the teams would play an exhibition game in Hongkong and the Hongkong Football Club placed their grounds at the disposal of the visitors. The players were not a little…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1914-03-02
Summary:

Antony and Cleopatra' will be shown at the Victoria Theatre. The production gives a complete outline of the story of Mark Anthony and the whole making presents a thrilling, dramatic picture.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1914-08-12 - 1914-08-14
Summary:

Films screenings including 'A Single Maid', 'That Infernal Pig', 'A Nephew from the Skies' and 'Suicidal Persuasion'; Screening of Pathe's British and American Weekly; Coming film: 'The Betraying Mark'

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1914-08-12 - 1914-08-14
Summary:

Some exceedingly comic & interesting pictures from Aug 12 to 14, including 'A Single Maid,' 'That Infernal Pig,' 'A Nephew from the Skies,' 'Suicidal Persuasion,' and Pathe's British & American Weekly; the great picture 'The Betraying…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1914-08-15 - 1914-08-18
Summary:

Film screening of 'The Batraying Mark' (3 parts, 5,000 ft); Screening of Pathe's American Weekly and Pathe's Cartoon

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1914-08-15
Summary:

The Bijou is showing 'The Betraying Mark' and the Victoria's feature is 'The Secret Marriage.' The Victoria opens tonight under new management. Messers Ramos, Ramos and Company leased their interests in order to more carefully attend to their new venture in Shanghai, an…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1914-08-15 - 1914-08-18
Summary:

For 4 nights only, the great magnificent drama 'The Betraying Mark'; also Pathe's American Weekly and Pathe's Cartoon.

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Headline: Bijou Theatre
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1914-08-17
Summary:

The new programme at the Bijou Theatre drew a good attendance of Europeans and Chinese last night. The Pathe Gazette and Pathe Cartoons are good and the three-part melodramatic film entitled 'The Betraying Mark' held the interest of all the spectators from start to finish. Tonight and…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1914-09-11
Summary:

The captain of a German schooner that has reached New Zealand reports that moving pictures are having a very marked influence on the simple and impressionable minds of South Sea Islanders. The sensational dramas in picture entertainments are supplying the stimulus that sends the half-civilised…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1914-09-17
Summary:

According to the Christchurch correspondent of the Central News, moving pictures are having a marked influence on South Sea Islanders and American melodramatic films are fostering a dangerous spirit among them by sending them back to the days of riot and murder.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1914-09-18
Summary:

Scenes marked by great enthusiasm were witnessed at the Victoria Theatre last night. The programme provided by the management was highly appreciated.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1914-12-24
Summary:

Italians are making their own moving pictures with marked success that foreign films are in little demand.

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Headline: Bijou Theatre
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-04-01 - 1916-04-04
Summary:

Films screenings including 'Adventures of Farandoul' (3rd Series, 3 parts), 'The Human Mark' (8 parts) and 'The French Army in Alsace' (2 parts)

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Headline: Bijou Theatre
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1917-01-11 - 1917-01-12
Summary:

Performance by The Great Mahatma Company, Dr. Richard Rowe, Mystic Mora, Koko The Queen of Magic, How Gamblers Win and The Spirit Cabinet; Mark Pickford and Mable Normand on pictorial star photoplays