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: 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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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1902-01-13 - 1902-01-13
Summary:

(Des Voeux Road Central) From 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. and 9:15 to 11:15 p.m. 'The Searchlight,' the episode of Italo-turko War. Performances by Miss Lynda Davies. Debut of Harris and Vernon. A magnificent film, 'Battling Nelson v. Ad. Wolgast,' on Monday night. Matinees on…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1902-01-15 - 1902-01-15
Summary:

(Des Voeux Road Central) From 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. and 9:15 to 11:15 p.m. Tonight and tomorrow night. The handsome picture, 'Battling Nelson v. Ad. Wolgast,' in 40 rounds, with 4000 feet long. Miss Lynda Davies is coming on January 26.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1902-03-07 - 1902-03-13
Summary:

(Des Voeux Road Central) The Hughes Musical Comedy Co. will open at the Victoria Theatre on March 13th with The Speculators. Performances by Fiddle Lee Dee. Late trams are served. Booking at Moutrie's. Price details included.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1902-03-15 - 1902-03-18
Summary:

(Des Voeux Road Central) The Hughes Musical Comedy Co. at the Victoria Theatre with The Speculators. Performances by Fiddle Lee Dee. Late trams are served. Booking at Moutrie's. Price details included.

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Headline: Supreme Court
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1906-03-22
Summary:

Original action No. 262 of 1905 Chan Ip Shi v. the Wing Kee firm (Ko Shing Theatre) in the matter of the issue between Chan Ip Shi and Lau Shiu Cheun. It is noted that the Wing Kee firm had been carrying on the Ko Shing Theatre for a number of years.

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Headline: The New Theatre
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1906-12-13
Summary:

Canton, December 11 – A Chinese merchant named Liu To Lung, of the Kwong Lee Company, has offered $18,000 as a yearly rental for the new theatre at Cheun Lung Hau. The Reorganization Department has sent an officer to inquire whether this merchant is reliable or not.

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Headline: A Theatre Drawl
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1907-10-18
Summary:

Canton, 17th October – On the 15th instant, when a theatrical performance was going on in a theatre in the market town of Kut Lee, in the district of Hamhoi, a disturbance arose between some of the spectators, with the result that one man was killed and another wounded by shots fired from…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1907-11-18
Summary:

The first day's play of the cricket match drew a big crowd of spectators. A Pretty Fete: Visitors obtained a good deal of fun from the excellent films shown by the Cinematograph Company, which usually exhibits in the hall attached to the Café Weismann. The moving pictures were flung onto a…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1908-07-18
Summary:

The Alexandra Cinema-Theatre is visiting Hong Kong. Their performance last night in a hall at No. 2 Zetland Street started shortly after eight. With the Manila String Band in attendance, and with Mr. Gongiles at the piano, the first performance was a song 'Honey Boy' by Miss Thelma.…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1908-11-12
Summary:

Shameen, November 10 – The concert at the close of the King's Birthday celebration was a huge success, 400 seats were provided and latecomers had to stand. It was a happy idea to have the cinematograph and the band of the 13th Rajputs. Miss H. Thorne was demanded to have an encore for each…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1909-03-16
Summary:

Hongkong is to have yet another cinematograph show, an arrangement has been made by Mr. Caslly [sic], an American gentleman, to open up such an establishment in Wyndham Street. It will be the endeavour of the proprietor to produce first-class performances, and patrons will be able to rely on an…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1909-03-30
Summary:

Mr F. Arnold, sub-manager of the Pathe Cinema Machine Co., summoned Mr V. D. Casley, of the Star Cinematograph, for an infringement of a trademark, belonging to the plaintiff company. Mr D. V. Steavenson, of Messrs Deacon, Looker and Deacon, appeared for the prosecution, and Mr Reader Harris, of…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1909-04-01
Summary:

The Piccadilly Circus in Sydney showed a film about a fight between Tommy Burns and Jack Johnson which was produced by Gaumont Studio in Sherwood-st. It was so realistic. The miracle worker is Mr. McIntosh, promoter and referee of the fight between Tommy Burns and Jack Johnson. Films of the…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1909-07-13
Summary:

The Victoria Cinematograph was crowded on Monday evening when a benefit performance was held for Sister Coleman. Miss Goldie Collins, too, had a great reception in this farewell performance. The Lee Sisters have arrived and will make their debut at an early date.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1909-07-13 - 1909-07-15
Summary:

Premier hall of Hong Kong. Last performances of the celebrated artiste, Goldie Collins. New films. Sisters Coleman. Matinees on Saturdays and Sundays at 4 p.m. Debut of the Lee Sisters.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1909-07-16 - 1909-07-21
Summary:

Premier hall of Hong Kong. New films. Sisters Coleman. Matinees on Saturdays and Sundays at 4 p.m. Great success of the Lee Sisters.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1909-07-22 - 1909-07-26
Summary:

Premier hall of Hong Kong. Special programme. Farewell performance of the well-known transformist, E. Fregolini. Sisters Lee, Sisters Coleman and Troupe Engel. New films.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1909-07-27 - 1909-07-29
Summary:

Premier hall of Hong Kong. Special programme. E. Fregolini for three nights only. Sisters Lee, Sisters Coleman and Troupe Engel. New films.