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: 1913-04-29
Summary:

A large and appreciative audience was present at the Theatre Royal last night to see Edison's latest invention, 'The Kinetophone.' The governor and the General Anderson were present. The pictures, speeches, songs, and selections were revelations, and testified to the power of the…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-04-30
Summary:

The Theatre Royal was crowded last night at the second demonstration of Thos. A. Edison's latest invention, the 'Kinetophone.' The demonstration consisted of 6 pieces: 'Julius Caesar'; Chimes of Normandy'; 'An Indian Girl's Revenge'; 'Jack's…

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

The performance at the Theatre Royal with Edison's Kinetophone was largely attended. The 'house' was full in the afternoon at the matinee performance, and also the evening one.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-12-06
Summary:

Edison's wonderful talking pictures are to appear at the Theatre Royal for a short season, commencing next Wednesday. Since the invention was last seen in Hongkong, the great 'Wizard of Sound and Light' has made startling improvements, and some of the subjects recorded are said to…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-12-11
Summary:

Last night's exhibition of talking pictures at the Theatre Royal by means of The Kinetophone, the latest Edison wonder, can be rated a fine success. The pictures were witnessed by a fairly large audience, but the advertising resulting from the pleased patrons of the first performance is…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-12-12
Summary:

The attendance at the Kinetophone entertainment at the Theatre Royal last night was fair and on the whole the show came up to expectations. Tonight being the last night those who have not attended previously should take this opportunity of enjoying Edison's latest invention.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1900-04-24
Summary:

A good music-hall programme was given last night in Theatre Royal. Owing to the illness of an important member of the company, viz, the lime-light man, the London Bioscope had to be omitted. Various artists performed included Mr. Bell: a comedian, Miss Delroy on dancing, Miss Maud Lita on…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-04-15
Summary:

The kinetophone is Mr. Thomas A. Edison's latest invention. Hong Kong will be able to see it in the evening of the 23rd. at the Theatre Royal. He took a newspaperman to his experimental theatre and explained that the kernel was the absolute synchronisation of the movements in the motion…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-04-28
Summary:

The first public exhibition of the Edison Kinetophone is to take place tonight at 9 p.m. (at Theatre Royal), and Hong Kong theatre-goers will be startled by the life-like reproductions of synchronised motions and sounds.

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Headline: Local
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-04-29
Summary:

Edison's latest invention, the Kinetophone, is described in today's paper. A demonstration was given in the Theatre Royal last night

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-04-29
Summary:

A large number of people assembled at the Theatre Royal last night to witness the first demonstration in Hong Kong of Edison's latest invention Kinetophone, the union of moving picture with voice was pleasing and effective. The first item was a short description of the invention, given by a…

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Headline: The Kinetophone
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-05-02
Summary:

The Kinetophone has been attracting large audiences to the Theatre Royal. The combination of voice and picture is not yet perfect, but it is well ahead of the picture alone, and is capable of improvement. There was a trifling mishap last night, when a spring broke, but the matter was promptly…

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Headline: The Kinetophone
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-05-03
Summary:

The Kinetophone programme at Theatre Royal was greatly appreciated, though many members of audiences felt dissatisfied at the failure of the D.C.L.I. band to put in an appearance until half time and a similar thing occurred on Tuesday night.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-12-11
Summary:

A large audience appeared at the Theatre Royal last night to witness and to hear the Kinetophone, Edison's latest invention. All of the films were good, especially 'Singing Blacksmiths' and the selections from 'Said Pasha.'

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1913-04-29
Summary:

The first public performance given in Hongkong of Mr. T. Edison's invention – The Kinetophone, took place in the Theatre Royal last night. The new invention, in its remarkably life-like presentation of sounds and actions synchronising, is wonderful but by no means perfect. It displayed six…

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Headline: The Kinetophone
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1913-04-30
Summary:

The Edison Kinetophone Agency gave another successful demonstration of Mr. Edison latest invention in the Theatre Royal last night. There was a noticeable improvement in some respects, and it is very probable that the Kinetophone will not only revolutionise the cinematograph business, but prove…

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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: 1902-05-17
Summary:

Last night, a large audience greeted Barnes' Twentieth Century Entertainers on Theatre Royal. Madame Freed was in excellent voice, also with Miss Rosa Barnes. The moving pictures portraying scenes from the famous Dreyfus trial were by far the best that have been seen in Hongkong and gave a…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1902-05-19
Summary:

The programme submitted at the Theatre Royal on Saturday night by Barnes' Twentieth Century Entertainers got a remarkably good reception from a full house. Performances by Harry Gray, Madame Freed and Miss Rosa Barnes. The biographic pictures of the Dreyfus trial were very good indeed, but…