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: 1897-11-19
Summary:

Last night in Theatre Royal, the Elsie Adair Company gave an amusing entertainment before a large house. And a series of animated pictures were shown by means of Edison's Vitascope. It was an almost total absence of the flicker which has characterised all previous exhibitions of pictures of…

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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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Headline: Elsie Adair
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1897-11-22
Summary:

The Theatre Royal was fairly well filled on Saturday night by the performance from Elsie Adair, Mr. Vanderlip. Mrs. Jewel and Mr. C. T. Robinson. A number of new and old views were shown with the Vitascope and the graphic fidelity which some of them were animated was warmly applauded by the…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1902-05-10
Summary:

The latest entertainment arrived City Hall are the Barnes 20th Century Entertainers and Biograph Company. Performers include Madame Freed, Mr. Harry Gray, Mr. W. T. Burgess, Miss Florence Adelaide, Miss Rosa Barnes and orchestra of Royal Welsh Fusiliers. The series of capital films run through…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1903-01-06 - 1903-01-08
Summary:

The latest and most perfect animated pictures direct from London to Hong Kong. Complete set of Pictures of the Coronation Festivities. Vide Shanghai Press of last Winter. Plan at the Robinson Riano Co., Ltd. T. J. Stevenson is the Proprietor.

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Headline: The Bioscope
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1903-01-09
Summary:

An exceedingly good Bioscope entertainment is that which is being given by Mr. T. J. Stevenson at the Theatre Royal. The coronation pictures are exceedingly good. The news described some scenes of the films.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1903-01-09 - 1903-01-09
Summary:

Imperial Bioscope. Complete change of programme. Plan at the Robinson Riano Co., Ltd. T. J. Stevenson is the Proprietor.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1907-06-10
Summary:

Mr. Fung Wa Chun lectured to a crowded meeting, and he talked about the opinion of the Chinese government. Mr. A. W. Brewin, and the following members of the Chinese Public District Dispensaries Committee were at the meeting.

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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: 1908-07-21
Summary:

The newly established Alexandra Cinema-Theatre in Zetland Street is a district addition to Hongkong's amusements and should prove a great success. The films shown are new and amusing, the orchestra makes sweet music. Signor Torras, the tenor, Miss Russell, and little Miss Thelma, all sing…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1908-08-06
Summary:

On Wednesday, Emil T. Bunje, manager of the Asiatic Petroleum Co., charged Herbert John May, chief engineer of a steamer, with having behaved in a disorderly manner, and having used abusive and insulting language whereby a breach of the peace might have been occasioned at the Alexandra Theatre.…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1908-08-24
Summary:

At the Alexandra Cinema-Theatre on Saturday evening a very large and enthusiastic audience gathered to witness the farewell performances of Miss Violet Russel and Little Thelma, who have had just concluded a two months' successful engagement with the management of the above theatre.…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1908-09-12
Summary:

Numbers of singers, including Miss Rosita Diralda, Miss Violet Russel, orchestra under Mr F. Gonzales, Mr Donald Harvey, Mr Harry Gould, Mr Leckie, Signor Torras, Miss Giralda, had been performed and number of films had been shown in the middle of the events, firstly 'Her first Bike Ride,…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1908-11-03
Summary:

There was a bumper house at the Victoria Cinematograph on Sunday evening, when Miss P.E. Macdonald held her benefit performance. Mille Cecilia and Mr L. Verard continue to please the large audiences while Miss Violet Russell and Little Thelma are great favourites. The pictures thrown on the…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1909-04-21
Summary:

Mr. A. C. Franklin, of the Government Civil Hospital, will give a lecture on 'Origin of rock, with local specimens' on Thursday, the 29th, at the Chinese Y.M.C.A. There will be a number of lantern slides.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1909-05-01
Summary:

The lecture on the 'Origin of Rocks' by Mr. A. C. Franklin at the Chinese Y.M.C.A. was attended by a large crowd of men. After the close of the lecture, an opportunity was given to examine through a powerful microscope some sections of local rocks, the slides of which had been made by…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1909-12-04
Summary:

Mr. Howard A. Kennedy, of the editorial staff of the London 'Times,' has travelled far and wide and is consequently an interesting subject to have a chat with. He and his daughter are at present making Hongkong their half-way house on a journey round the world. Mr. Kennedy described…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1910-01-06 - 1910-01-06
Summary:

Premier hall of Hong Kong, Des Voeux Road Central (Corner of Pottinger Street). Tonight! Debut of the celebrated Australian artistes, Mr T. Howard and Miss L. Lee. Farewell performance of the celebrated soprano, Miss Ethel Leslie. Matinees on Saturdays and Sundays at 4 p.m.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1910-01-21
Summary:

Calcutta, January 4 – Yesterday Mr. Justice Fletcher decided the case of Warwick Major, manager for Mr. Maurice Bandmann, against A. Stephen, proprietor of the Empire Theatre, claiming R15,000 in compensation for telegrams of a defamatory character sent in May last to Mr. Bandmann. – '…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1910-03-01 - 1910-03-03
Summary:

Premier hall of Hong Kong, Des Voeux Road Central (Corner of Pottinger Street). Schedule details included. For three nights only. New film, 'The Lady of Camelias.' The celebrated artistes Miss Dolly Keldie and Miss Jessie Lee. Miss Myra James, Mr Sam Gales and Mr T. Howard. The…