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: 1913-12-06
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: 1913-12-10
Summary:

At the Theatre Royal tonight the Hongkong public will have an opportunity of seeing and hearing the Kinetoscope, which is a cinematograph of the most improved type, and which reproduces the speech as well as the gestures of the actors. A most elaborate selection of films has been brought and…

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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: 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: 1913-12-11
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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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: 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…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1898-04-06 - 1898-04-06
Summary:

First presentation of the Great Illusion 'Noah's Ark', second edition of the truly marvellous and up-tp-date Cinematographe including 'A Call on the London Fire Brigade,' 'Greco-Turkish War' and 'A Gun Boat in Full Action.' Under the distinguished…

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

Carl Hertz, the great London conjuror presented new tricks. First presentation of the Great Illusion 'Noah's Ark,' second edition of the truly marvellous and up-to-date Cinematographe including 'A Call on the London Fire Brigade,' 'Greco-Turkish War,' 'A…

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

Carl Hertz, the great London conjuror presented new tricks. To see the Great Illusion 'Noah's Ark' or 'After the Flood.' And the New Pictures on the Cinematographe: 'The Greco-Turkish War,' 'Call on the London Fire Brigade,' and 'The Prince of…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1913-05-01 - 1913-05-02
Summary:

Programme for tonight in Theatre Royal including Descriptive Lecture, 'The Politician,' 'Jack's Joke,' 'The Old Guard,' 'The Chimes of Normandy,' 'The Redemption' and 'The Edison Minstrels.' Price details included. Matinees on…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1898-04-06 - 1898-04-06
Summary:

Tonight, Wednesday, second series of London Attractions, new tricks and new and up-to-date Pictures. The Cinematographe is showing 20 new and startling subjects, including A Call on the London Fire Brigade, 'Greco-Turkish War,' A Gun Boat in Full Action. Booking at the Robinson Piano…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1898-04-09 - 1898-04-09
Summary:

Tonight, and also Easter Monday night, performance by Carl Hertz. Entirely new and up-to-date Pictures. The Cinematographe is showing 20 new and startling subjects, including A Call on the London Fire Brigade, Greco-Turkish War, A Gun Boat in Full Action and The Prince of Wales' Derby.…

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

Ada Delroy Company's fourth tour round the world. Following four night only. Also a psychological bewilderment of 'The White Mahatma.' And The London Bioscope. Booking at the Robinson Piano Co. James Bell is the Manager, while James Morgan is the Business Representative.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1902-05-16 - 1902-05-17
Summary:

Grand Military Night; See the Biograph, presenting the moving pictures of the Dreyfus Trial, including the scenes introduction. Saturday night, last grand farewell performance. Booking at the Robinson Piano Co.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1902-05-19 - 1902-05-19
Summary:

Barnes' 20th Century Entertainers and Biograph Company, entire change of programme. Defecting scenes from the famous Dreyfus Trial. Booking at the Robinson Piano Co.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-12-06 - 1913-12-09
Summary:

Commencing, Dec. 10th, three nights only, the latest, greatest and most wonderful Edison 'Kinetophone,' all new pictures, better than ever; 12 Kinetophone pictures each night, including two scenes from the comic opera 'Said Pasha,' over thirty people are seen and heard in…

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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 pictures were enthusiastically received, the fight between gunboats and the turn-out of the London Fire Brigade being re-shown.