A History Of Film Exhibition And Reception In Colonial Hong Kong: 1897 To 1925
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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1897-10-14 - 1897-10-16
Summary:

The latest improved projecting machine in which the vibration so noticeable and trying to the eyes is now entirely eliminated. Views of the Queen's Jubilee in London will be the special feature of the Entertainment. The following scenes will be shown: A dispute between Bicyclists; The…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1897-10-15 - 1897-10-16
Summary:

The Cinematograph for one night only. The latest improved projecting Machine in which the vibration so noticeable and trying to the eyes is now entirely eliminated. Views of the Queen's Jubilee in London will be the special feature of the Entertainment. The following scenes will be shown: A…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1897-10-18 - 1897-10-20
Summary:

Matinee for children, when the Queen's Jubilee Views will be exhibited besides other interesting and amusing for the little folks. As for the 9.15 p.m. section, last opportunity to see the Queen's Jubilee Pictures and others so highly spoken of by the press. Booking at the Robinson…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1898-01-20 - 1898-01-31
Summary:

The wonderful animatoscope will be on exhibition for a short time in Hong Kong, at No. 5, Arsenal Street, Queen's Road East, commencing from the 23rd January, and so forth. The Animatoscope is the Latest Invention of the Wizard Edison, and produces Pictures Life-Size and True to Nature,…

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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: 1905-07-15
Summary:

The attendance at Chinese theatrical performances does not appear to be affected by hot weather. The Ko Shing, West Point is continually crowded and sometimes literally packed, so that the authorities are compelled to step in to ensure public safety. A Chinese official from Ko Shing was summoned…

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Headline: The City Hall
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1906-05-03
Summary:

A question arose in the Legislative Council in February last as to the advisability of acquiring the City Hall from its proprietors so that the Government might enlarge the building to suit the needs and requirements of a growing community. The public demand a larger and more modern theatre,…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1906-05-07
Summary:

The writer congrats Mr. Thurston, assisted by Winfield Blacke and Miss Maude Amber, on filling the theatre Royal on Saturday evening. He filled the theatre 'as we have never seen it filled before,' entertained the audience for 2.5 hours. The magician's card trick is wonderful, and…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1907-11-25
Summary:

At the Supreme Court, a case continues in the action brought by Tsip Kee, a rice dealer, carrying on business at 121 Des Voeux Road, to recover the sum of money from three partners of the Tai Ping Theatre. Ye Ying Wo, is one of the so-called partners.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1908-04-30
Summary:

Tomorrow night a special set of films will be exhibited at the Hongkong Cinematograph, including one very interesting film, entitled 'Forsaken.' The proprietors declare that it is their aim to present only pictures free from vulgarity, and by so doing they will secure the approbation…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1908-09-08
Summary:

The Engel troupe of Russian dancers who have been appearing with so much success at the Victoria Cinematograph, give their farewell performance tonight. A lot of new comic and dramatic films will also be shown to the Hongkong public for the first time.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1909-03-01
Summary:

The moving pictures of the famous Johnson-Burns fight which took place at Sydney, Australia, on December 26, have been brought to Manila by Sydney S. Cohan, one of the promoters of the fight, and will be seen in Hongkong at an early date. These pictures are the best that have ever been taken 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: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1909-09-30
Summary:

The Government has, we understand, made a good deal in offering to lease by public tender the Crown land opposite the Central Market, at present occupied by cinematograph shows and unsightly matsheds. The land is being put up for competition and has been an offer of $1,200 a month, which, we…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1909-10-13
Summary:

To the Editor S. C. M. Post – The writer was astonished that men of the educational attainments of Mr. Lau Chu Pak, Mr. Tam Tze Kong, Mr. Leung Pui Chi, and others should have been so weak-minded as to kneel down and kowtow thrice, three times in succession, before the effigy of Confucius (a…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1910-01-15
Summary:

In a month or so a new cinematograph hall will be opened by Messers Ramos and Ramos, proprietors of the Victoria and Hongkong Cinemagraphs beside others in the Far East, on the site now occupied by the Hongkong Cinematograph in Des Voeux Road. Messrs Palmer and Turner are the architects.…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1910-01-17
Summary:

The Salon Cinema-Theatre is as usual drawing crowded houses nightly. The pictures are new and clear and the programmes are so well arranged that this new entertainment hall is assured of considerable public patronage. At present there are three artistes appearing on the boards nightly. Misses…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1910-01-18
Summary:

At the Victoria Cinematograph Miss Hilda Hailes will commence a month's engagement. Another English artiste who will appear shortly is Miss Helle Marshall – The Lady Chevalier. To Miss Ruby Chrystal, who has delighted so many crowded audiences at the Salon-Cinema Theatre, a benefit…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1910-02-22
Summary:

A wealthy New Yorker has had moving picture films of the rompings of his three-year-old boy made so he can see them when he grows up.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1910-02-26
Summary:

The audience appreciated the new films shown at the Salon-Cinema Theatre so much. The seating accommodation was improved and patrons could rely on enjoying a comfortable two hours' entertainment. Miss Ada King, Miss Ruby Crystal, and Mr. Carl Wallner delighted the company with their songs…