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: 1898-04-07
Summary:

A complete change of programme was presented last night, at the entertainment given by Carl Hertz, in the City Hall. A number of remarkably lifelike pictures were shown by the cinematograph, 'A Call on the London Fire Brigade' being receiver with great enthusiasm. 'Persimmon…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1898-04-09
Summary:

There will no doubt be a very large audience present at the Theatre Royal this evening, when the renowned Carl Hertz, will make his re-appearance. In the marvellous cinematographe [sic] the new series pictures will be shown which includes the great sensational picture 'A Call on the London…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1898-04-11
Summary:

There will doubtless be a big holiday audience present at the Theatre Royal this evening, to witness the performance of Carl Hertz. Also the cinematographe [sic] pictures were enthusiastically received, the fight between gunboats and the turn-out of the London Fire Brigade being re-shown.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1898-04-13
Summary:

At the City Hall last night, Carl Hertz introduced an entirely new programme. The Cinematograph pictures were admirably rendered, that Lottie Collins being enthusiastically remanded, and several of the others be really striking. Tonight the same programme will be repeated.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1898-04-16
Summary:

Tonight, Carl Hertz bids good-bye to the Hongkong public. A special farewell programme has been arranged including his latest illusion 'Mephisto's Target,' new tricks, new songs by Mdlle D'Alton and new picture on the Cinematographe [sic], which will include the Queen's…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1898-04-18
Summary:

Carl Hertz, the conjurer, gave his last performance of the series in the Theatre Royal on Saturday night. There was a very good house. Some of the pictures shown by means of the Cinematographe [sic] were exceedingly good, and the Jubilee Procession was most enthusiastically received, more…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1898-07-22
Summary:

An entertainment of a refined and pleasing character is provided on the Praya, in the vicinity of Pedder's Wharf. Lumiere's improved cinematograph is a decided advance on the exhibitions. A new assortment of pictures is shown, and the grotesque results obtained by reversing some of the…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1897-10-20
Summary:

The Cinematograph will be exhibited at the theatre tonight at 9.15. No one should miss the opportunity of seeing the Queen's Jubilee pictures.

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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: 1898-04-12
Summary:

Carl Hertz has decided to give a farewell performances. There was a change of programme, new from start to finish, including presentation of the new illusion entitle 'Mephisto's Target.' This is the illusion which caused such a sensation at the theatre in London, where it was…

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Headline: Thurston
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1906-05-08
Summary:

The boards of the theatre at the City Hall have held the entertainment given by the Great Thurston and his company. The cinematograph was also an element for a good deal of the amusement, some of the pictures being exceedingly funny.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1906-05-18
Summary:

Moving Pictures, Cinematograph views are now being shown at the City Hall in aid of the Okayama orphanage.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1907-05-14
Summary:

The Cinematograph in the rooms at the rear of Weismann's Café still flicks off pictures galore. The humourous views are an increasing source of amusement, and many others are decidedly entertaining. However from the scenic point of view the pictures are magnificently got up and are…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1906-06-09
Summary:

The cinematograph picture of the Britt-Nelson fight will be shown at the City Hall on tonight and Monday. The pictures are wonderfully clear and distinct and every action can be followed; the usual hazy dazzling effect created by most Cinemagraphs exhibited is entirely absent.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1907-07-20
Summary:

A cinematograph exhibition opened at Cafe Weismann. It is reported to be excellent, the mechanical arrangements being of the most modern type, and the pictures being of the best. Electric fans kept the air comfortably cool and altogether a pleasant attraction was offered.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1907-07-22
Summary:

The Cinematograph exhibition in Weismann's rooms on Saturday evening attracted a full house and gave great satisfaction. The pictures were clear and distinct.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1907-07-17
Summary:

The announcement of a cinematograph show to be given on Saturday next at 9 p.m. in the rooms lately occupied by Messrs Weismann, Ltd., in Wyndham Street. Performances will be given every night and the programme changed once a week. The company running the business hail from Paris and have now…

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Headline: Cinemagraphs
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1907-11-02
Summary:

The new 'Victoria Cinematograph' in Des Voeux Road is drawing crowded houses. Patrons appreciated the arrangement and no doubt they will attract a large house on the new set of pictures showing tonight; The Cinematograph Pathe established at Weismann's Room always has a fine…

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Headline: Cinemagraphs
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1907-11-04
Summary:

The Cinematograph Pathe at Weismann's Rooms drew a good house on Saturday with its new set of pictures; The Victoria Cinematograph, which is established in a new saloon in Des Voeux Road, was well patronised on Saturday night when new pictures were exhibited. It will be opened nightly, two…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1907-10-26
Summary:

The Cinematograph at Weismann's Rooms is to show a programme of new pictures tonight. We are informed that there are some specially good ones amongst the number.