A History Of Film Exhibition And Reception In Colonial Hong Kong: 1897 To 1925
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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1905-05-10
Summary:

Newcastle is soon to have new by-laws in relation to theatres and music halls. A draft of them, drawn up by the Town Clerk, the City Engineer, and the Chief Constable of Newcastle, was recently issued. They prohibit persons standing in the gangways and passages, an include stringent conditions…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1906-09-28
Summary:

The residents near the theatre at the Longevity Temple have petitioned the Police Department stating that electric lights should be fixed in this theatre, as the present kerosene oil lamps used are very dangerous, and if a fire broke out they would suffer. The Police Department has notified the…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1909-01-08
Summary:

Quite a diversion was caused at the Victoria Cinematograph on Tuesday night by a portion of a film catching fire and causing a lurid glare in the auditorium. A general rush for exit commenced, but was speedily checked by assurances from the reserved seats that there was no danger. In a very few…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1909-12-07
Summary:

Hongkong is to have two new theatres. Perhaps three! Two are cinematograph theatres. The foundations of the first are now being laid opposite the Central Market, on the plot of land between Des Voeux Road and the Praya where now stands the Hongkong Cinematograph. This land has been acquired by…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1911-03-29
Summary:

London, Mar. 28 – Two girls have been killed and thirteen fatally injured through panic in a Cinematograph Theatre at Middlesboro, in which an alarm of fire was suddenly given.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1911-05-27
Summary:

The new Victoria Theatre, a fine building in Des Voeux Road, erected by Messrs. Ramos and Ramos, was opened last night, the initial performance being well attended, in spite of the attraction at the City Hall. The theatre is capable of seating upwards of 800 persons, the chairs being of the tip-…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1911-11-29
Summary:

The ricksha coolies who congregate outside the Victoria Theatre, have been making themselves very objectionable of late. When the patrons of the cinematograph come out the coolies make a wild rush for the entrance, regardless of the danger of knocking pedestrians down.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-03-07
Summary:

The work of preparing the University and grounds for the forthcoming opening ceremony and six days' bazaar is proceeding with all possible haste. One of the interesting features of the entertainments is the scenic railway, the first of its kind seen in Hongkong. The idea is certainly novel…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-03-13
Summary:

Hongkong is in danger of being spoilt just now, in the way of entertainments. There is no lack of choice, and the standard may be set down as uniformly high. Until the weekend, every evening may be spent at the University without fear of proving tedious. On Friday night, the Theatre Royal should…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-04-05
Summary:

The Liverpool special committee, which was appointed last October to consider the proposed new rules for premises licensed for cinematograph exhibitions, states in its report that there are complaints from time to time. The committee believed that this form of censorship did not go far enough,…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1914-01-27
Summary:

A new cinematograph theatre has been built in Yaumati, named the Tai Yat. It is a permanent structure which will accommodate four hundred and sixty persons. The operating room is especially fitted and danger from fire barely exists. The pictures shown are to be the finest circulating and the…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1914-03-23
Summary:

A new machine, Vanoscope, invented by Lewis C. Van Riper and exhibited by W. J. Robinson, manager of the Vanoscope Company, will replace the flicker from pictures projected upon the normal screen. It is not as tiresome to the eyes and can eliminate the danger of fire. The exhibitors displayed a…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1914-06-03
Summary:

Careful consideration of the disadvantages of the moving pictures is needed among different countries. Teachers agreed that the shows were detrimental to children both physically and morally. Laws were set up to prohibit attendance of the shows for young children unless accompanied by an adult…

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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: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1914-11-18
Summary:

Count Zarka' is screened at the Victoria. The programme also includes 'The Signal of Danger,' 'Simple Simon's Shortsightedness,' 'Miss Laura,' 'Womanly Curiosity' and the Gaumont Graphic (No. 54). The great dramatic 'How Heroes are Made…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1915-01-05
Summary:

The steps of the Theatre Royal are far too wide apart. They are very uncomfortable and dangerous. Attention needs to be given to this matter.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1915-12-24
Summary:

London, Dec. 22 – Madame Sarah Bernhardt is reported to be dangerously ill.

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Headline: Dangerous Rush
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-02-11
Summary:

To the Editor S. C. M. Post – 'I have just returned from a cinema performance and it is a wonder how I got out safely in the terrible rush of an enormous crowd of Chinese; people leaving and entering the theatre at the same time and not a policeman there to maintain order. The theatre in…

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Headline: Unwarned London
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-05-02
Summary:

The Home Office refused to give the public a chance to stay away from theatres and cinemas when Zeppelins are known to be within striking distance of danger spots. – 'Daily Mail'

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-12-18 - 1916-12-20
Summary:

On Dec 19, performance by Brilliant; 'Sons of France,' a thrilling tale of modern warfare in 3 parts, including French fighting, its difficulties and dangers; Pathe's British Gazette, The Great War; 'Have You Seen My Girl'; 'A Well Sick Man'; 'Wiffles the…