A History Of Film Exhibition And Reception In Colonial Hong Kong: 1897 To 1925
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Headline: Bijou Theatre
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1912-10-21
Summary:

Mr. Bob Stevenson is offering a splendid programme at the Bijou this week. The sketch 'A Gossip by the Wayside' is the most amusing dialogue between Mr. Stephenson and Miss Ada Rowley. 'The Fisherman's Son' is a magnificent picture story; 'Love and a Motor,' an…

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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.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1909-09-04
Summary:

The Alexandra Cinematograph is open nightly. The pictures are excellent, and the two artists add to the attractiveness of the programme. In spite of the hot weather, the hall is made comfortable with the aid of ceiling fans.

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Headline: Salon-Cinema
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1910-02-01
Summary:

A change of programme at the popular Salon-Cinema Theatre was given last night, when there was a large audience, the items being much appreciated. Performances by Miss Nellie Marshall, Ada King and Ruby Chrystal. An entirely new set of pictures are on exhibition, and are well worth seeing.

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Headline: Salon-Cinema
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1910-02-07
Summary:

There was a partial change in the programme submitted to the patrons of the Salon-Cinema that last night. The artistes were Miss Ada King, Miss Nellie Marshall, Miss Ruby Chrystal and Mr. Carl Wallner. A Capital series of pictures go to make up the first-class entertainment.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1910-02-19
Summary:

Last night there was again a crowded attendance at this popular place of amusement, which seems to have taken the public fancy. Performances by Miss Ada King, Mr. Carl Wellner, Miss Ruby Crystal. A new series of pictures put the audience in a good mood.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1910-04-27
Summary:

The Empire Cinematograph theatre continues to draw good houses. Fekete gives a clever performance. The pictures are also good.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1910-10-21
Summary:

Macao, October 18 – At the cinematograph yesterday about fifteen sailors and a few soldiers used unseemly language and rowdily threatened to smash up the apparatus if the management did not instantly stop a pathetic picture depicting some sisters of charity busy teaching different occupations to…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1910-12-05
Summary:

The Bijou Theatre had another change of programme on Saturday. Performances by Miss Carrington, Mr. Stephenson and Mr. Burgess. The new pictures which are periodically thrown on the screen are always a draw.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1910-12-10
Summary:

New pictures and new artists should now make the Bijou Cinematograph Theatre a decided draw, including Miss Carrington and Miss Vera Ferrace.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1911-01-20
Summary:

There was another change of programme at the Bijou Scenic Theatre on Wednesday. Miss Vera Ferrace and Miss Ruby Chrystal were exceptionally good, while the pictures were up to the standard of this place of amusement. There will be another change of programme on Saturday next.

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

The change of programme at the Bijou Scenic Theatre on Wednesday proved a success. Both Miss Vera Ferrace and Miss Grace Vyveene were exceedingly good, and as to Mr. Stephenson, he quite excelled himself. Another change of programme is billed for tomorrow. Children are reminded that Mr.…