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: 1897-04-27
Summary:

Last night, Professor Charver gave a luminary exhibition of the latest invention in phantasmagoria in St. Andrew's Hall to a select party of press representatives and other gentlemen. There is a description of the screening of Cinematograph: a long strip of photographic film is wound from…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1897-04-27 - 1897-04-27
Summary:

The delicate and intricate mechanical arrangements combined with the elaborate and most modern of electrical appliances of the machine require such perfect adjustment and manipulation that Professor Maurice Charvet has decided to postpone his opening exhibition for one day.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1897-04-27 - 1897-04-27
Summary:

Professor Maurice Charvet has decided to postpone his opening exhibition for one day. 'The Cinematograph' will be exhibited at St. Andrew's Hall (City Hall) tomorrow. It's the greatest marvel of the age. Admission: $1, children half-price.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1897-04-28 - 1897-04-28
Summary:

The Cinematograph is the greatest marvel of the age. It will be exhibited under the personal supervision of Professor Maurice Charvet five sessions a day and each for an hour.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1897-04-28 - 1897-05-05
Summary:

Today! 'The Cinematograph' will be exhibited, under the personal supervision of Professor Maurice Charvet, 5 sections a day. Admission: $1, children half-price.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1897-04-29
Summary:

The Cinematograph exhibition at the City Hall has 'caught on' famously and the audiences are delighted with the wonderful display of art and science. Exhibitions are given daily and nightly in St. George's Hall.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1897-05-04
Summary:

The Cinematograph continues to draw large attendances daily and nightly at St. Andrew's Hall. Mr. W. Muskett's lucid and interesting 'lecture' enhanced the pleasure of young people. Professor Charvet will shortly introduce an entirely new set of pictures.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1897-08-19 - 1897-08-21
Summary:

Edison's latest wonder, the Animatoscope, will be exhibited at the Theatre Royal on Saturday Night, the 21st August, at 9 p.m., also the 23rd, 26th and 28th. The programme presented before Sir Claude MacDonald at the British Legation, Peking, will be repeated. Tickets may be had at Messrs.…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1897-08-19 - 1897-08-23
Summary:

Animatoscope will be exhibited at the Theatre Royal on Saturday night, August 21st, at 9 p.m. and on Monday, Thursday and Saturday next. The programme presented before Sir Claude MacDonald at the British Legation, Peking, will be repeated. Tickets may be had at Messrs. Robinson & Co.'s…

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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: 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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Headline: The City Hall
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1898-12-21
Summary:

A report is 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, 1897, to 30th June 1898, the theatre was…

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Headline: The City Hall
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1899-01-20
Summary:

A report to be submitted to the Annual Meeting of Shareholders in and Subscribers to the City Hall, to be held at half-past twelve o'clock on Monday, the 23rd day of January, 1899. In the accounts, the receipts from Theatre, St. Andrew's Hall, Ball Room is $6,896.64.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1899-04-12
Summary:

During the trial at St. Louis, Missouri, of a man named Campbell Allgair for murder the prosecution introduced a set of cinematograph pictures giving the entire scenes of the crime.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1899-12-23 - 1899-12-28
Summary:

Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday, December 26th, 28th & 30th commencing at 9 p.m. Xylophone & Kinematograph Entertainment.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1899-12-23 - 1899-12-30
Summary:

Commencing at 9 p.m. on the 26th, 28th & 30th, Xylophone & Kinematograph Entertainment. Mme. Meranda and Little Lilly in their clever Xylophone and Zither and Comic Violin Entertainments.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1900-10-27 - 1900-10-30
Summary:

Grand opening night on Tuesday, the 30th October. Grand exhibitions of animated pictures of the Transvaal War, the Boer Battery Captured by British.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1900-10-30
Summary:

The opening of a Cinematograph Exhibition to be held in the St. Andrew's Hall will take place tonight. Pictures representing the Transvaal war will be put before the spectators.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1902-02-16 - 1902-02-19
Summary:

(Des Voeux Road Central) From 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. and 9:15 to 11:15 p.m. Change of programme including 'A Heart Excuse,' 'A Tale of the Violin,' 'Resemblance' and 'St. Francis of Assisi.' Performance by Lyall Sisters. Matinees on Saturdays and Sundays at 4 p…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1904-07-14
Summary:

Mr. Pereival Gibbon writes in the Daily Mail on St. Petersburg, and comment 'The lamp-festooned gates of the Aquarium filter the people of St. Petersburg, rejecting the common and unclean, together with the gorgeous and the opulent.' There is a theatre, an open air variety show, and a…