A History Of Film Exhibition And Reception In Colonial Hong Kong: 1897 To 1925
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Headline: The Palisade
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-08-18
Summary:

The management of the Palisade Cinema is including the Weekend programme the first two instalments. Each situation is plausible and interesting in the pictures. 'The Black Box' featured in 15 episodes and made by the Universal Film Manufacturing Co., the play is written by Mr. E.…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-08-21
Summary:

The programme includes a serial film 'The Black Box' and war pictures, particularly the British Gazette. There was a good feature 'The Golden Sword Knot' and the comic cartoon picture 'The Police Dog No. 1' raised many a hearty laugh. The band of the 18th Infantry…

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Headline: The Palisade
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-08-21
Summary:

The management of the Palisade will welcome free of charge those who were compelled to leave early on Saturday night. The band will attend and 'The Black Box' by E. Phillips Oppenheim will be screened.

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Headline: The Palisade
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-08-26
Summary:

The Black Box,' by E. Phillips Oppenheim, is being shown at the Palisade and great entertainments were screened. Film plot for the fourth and fifth episodes included. Other films include 'Comedy and Tragedy,' 'Kitchener's Army,' Keystone's 'Kid Love,…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-08-31
Summary:

A large audience was attracted to the Victoria Theatre by the performance of Dr. Richard Rowe and 'Mora' with hand tricks and answering questions of audiences. The pictures included further episodes of the 'Black Box' and 'Romona' [sic].

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Headline: The Palisade
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-09-01
Summary:

The mid-week programme was good in addition to showing famous films produced by studios. The 7th Episode of the 'Black Box' is being shown. The band of the 'Russia' will play during the evening.

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Headline: The Palisade
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-09-05
Summary:

The management of the Palisade has been secured the services of the String Band of 'Express of Russia.' Another episode of the 'Black Box Mystery' will be screened.

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Headline: The Palisade
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-09-13
Summary:

The mid-week programme of Kowloon's al fresco theatre is promising with 'Black Box Mystery.' Comics and 'Memories that Haunt' are shown whereas a full military band will give selections.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-09-16
Summary:

The management of the Victoria Theatre promises further sensational serial films when the run of 'The Black Box' is concluded, among them being 'The Broken Coin.' The next serial film will be 'Red Circle.'

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-09-16
Summary:

In addition to two further instalments of the 'Black Box' and several other excellent pictures, the management of the Palisade has arranged to show during the weekend several clever caricatures of Kowloonites drawn by a Kowloon resident.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-09-22
Summary:

Further episodes of the popular film the 'Black Box' will be shown at the Victoria Theatre during the week. The next serial film will be the 'Red Circle.'

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1909-01-25
Summary:

Crowded houses are witnessing the performance nightly at this new place of entertainment. The pictures are quite new and are masterpieces of photographic art. A comfortable seat and interesting pictures are just the two things required.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1909-03-04
Summary:

Miss Rosa Barnes has been engaged by the Alexandra Cinematograph to sing songs appropriate to the pictures thrown on the screen. This is a departure we have not yet had in Hongkong, though it is a feature of cinematograph shows in other parts of the world.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1909-03-29
Summary:

The latest opened Star Cinematograph Company exhibited some audience-appreciated pictures on Saturday.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1909-05-19
Summary:

The big turn at the Hongkong Cinematograph is Professor Vicente Kemppo [sic], who entertains his audience by chewing glass lamp chimneys, and grinding broken glasses with his bareback. A liberal programme of interesting pictures is shown, but the enjoyment is somewhat detracted from by the…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1909-05-22
Summary:

Miss Thorne sang that night with orchestra, under Mr. Coke and Mr. Gonzales, at the hall of the Alexandra Cinematograph on Empire Day to please a number of North Country patrons. The pictures shown are very pleasing.

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Headline: The Alexandra
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1909-05-24
Summary:

The programme featuring songs from Miss Helen Thorne and Miss Ray at the Alexandra Cinematograph is pleasing. The pictures shown are particularly clear, and the coloured ones are very pretty.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1909-05-27
Summary:

In addition to the liberal programme of interesting pictures shown at the Hongkong Cinematograph, which is under new management, Mr. Harold F. Evelyn, a New Zealander, gave a display of feats of strength and showed by keeping time to music the great command he has of each muscle.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1909-06-19
Summary:

The Star Cinematograph in Wyndham Street, which will re-open tonight under new management, has secured the celebrated Engle Troupe of artists numbering five in all. The pictures for the coming shows are specially selected and the management was assured of crowded houses to witness those star…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1909-07-16
Summary:

The Alexandra Cinematograph re-opened last evening to a crowded house. The star turns were La Bella Chiquita and Miss Amily Rita. The pictures shown were varied and entertaining and the whole performance went with a good swing.