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: 1925-01-28
Summary:

The Madeline Rossiter Company gave a delightful entertainment yesterday at the Theatre Royal. The title was 'Pierrot Pie.' 'A Life on the Ocean Wave' evoked rousing applause.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1925-01-29
Summary:

Madeline Rossiter's Company of entertainers received a good reception on their appearance in 'Strollerland' at the Theatre Royal last night. Performers included Charles Mason, Lena Lawton, Don Gemmell, Madge Aberdare, Billy Iredale and Elsie May.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1925-01-30
Summary:

Mr. Stewart Garner, representative of Mr. E. J. Carroll, who is directing the world tour for Sir Harry Lauder, arrived Hongkong at Theatre Royal.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1925-01-30
Summary:

The Madeline Rossiter Company provide audiences with 'Hors D'Ouvres' at the Royal Theatre.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1923-06-02
Summary:

Daniel Frawley Company will give two performance at the Star Theatre and Theatre Royal. Performers included Miss Adele Blood. The fans at the Star Theatre are sufficiently quiet for them to be kept going during the acts, which ensures the building being as cool as it is possible to make it.…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1923-06-26
Summary:

Twin Beds,' from the stage to the screen, Mr. and Mrs. Carter de Haven have produced a truly refreshing funny picture. The film was commenced at the Coronet yesterday and is especially interesting to many picture-goers who had seen the play when it was staged at the Theatre Royal some years…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1923-09-15
Summary:

Miss Tina Gerald and Mr. Tom Fenwick will give their performance in 'The Intruder' at the Star Theatre one more time. The remaining three, 'Only Amateurs,' 'Stiffy Wins' and 'Unwilling Wilfred,' which provoked roars at Theatre Royal last week, were also…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1923-11-15
Summary:

An article about the code of Theatre manners at Theatre Royal and Star Theatre. Forbes-Russell Company and the play 'The Naughty Wife' were mentioned.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1924-04-02
Summary:

Star Theatre is offering the last opportunity of the film screening of 'The Call of Youth.' Tomorrow night in the Star Theatre, the Hongkong Philharmonic Society's chorus and orchestra will give their grand concert and judging from the fine success in the Theatre Royal recently,…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1924-05-08
Summary:

Mr. William Heughan, the famous Scottish singer, whose highly successful Theatre Royal concerts have won him a firm place in the Colony's favour, gives a concert in the Star Theatre this evening. Other performers included Dave Kennedy, Miss Gladys Sayer, also with 'The Quaints.'…

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Headline: The 'Quaints'
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1924-05-15
Summary:

The Quaints were in great form tonight for farewell at the Star Theatre last night. Tonight they perform in Canton and will return to Theatre Royal tomorrow and Saturday. Star announces their engagement with Robert Bores and Company to stage a show.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1912-05-06
Summary:

There was a good attendance of adults and children at the Matinee on Saturday afternoon to witness the wonderful performance by the great Raymond, the illusionist.

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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: 1919-06-05
Summary:

Booking is now open at Moutrie's for the great propaganda film 'My Four Years in Germany,' to be screened at the Theatre Royal.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1919-06-06
Summary:

Ambassador James W. Gerard's 'My Four Years in Germany,' a document of vital importance in the history, has been screened under his direct supervision and the film version will be shown at the Theatre Royal tomorrow evening. Film synopsis included.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1919-06-09
Summary:

A film review of James W. Gerard's 'My Four Years in Germany,' which was shown the Theatre Royal in Hongkong.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1919-08-04
Summary:

The girls comprising 'The Prize Packets' have been captivating numerous hearts in Hongkong. Better value of money cannot be obtained by theatre-goers than that now at the Victoria Theatre. The Theatre Royal would have charged $3 for seats but Victoria Theatre do not desire to upset the…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1919-08-20
Summary:

The world-famed picture 'Hearts of the World' will be screened at the Coronet Theatre tonight at 9.15, instead of the Theatre Royal as originally intended.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1919-12-02
Summary:

The Theatre Royal was well filled last evening when Mlle. Van der Flier lectured on 'Refugee Work in Holland' on behalf of the Hongkong Fund for the Devastated Villages of France and for Belgian widows and orphans. The lecture was under the patronage of H.E. the Governor, H.E. Vice-…