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: 1924-12-02
Summary:

The popularity of the film and 'super-production' like Douglas Fairbanks latest 'The Thief of Bagdad,' has an impact in London for building more supercinemas. In the last two years the New Tivoli and the Shepherd's Bush Pavilion, both magnificent, have been opened. In…

2
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1919-01-22
Summary:

The Empire Theatre and the Chinese tea-shops, ad joining (which before was a skating rink), are being pulled down. The lease of the land on which they stand expires at the end of this month.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1920-10-08
Summary:

The building situated in Des Voeux Road Central, opposite the Central Market, at present occupied by the Wo Ping Theatre, the Palace Garage, and some Chinese shops, are to come down soon.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1921-06-29
Summary:

The Wo Ping Theatre, opposite the Central Market, has been secured by Hongkong Amusement Ltd., as an addition to their already big list of cinemas. The place is being redecorated and reseated throughout. The first performance will take place on Friday and will include a film featuring Jack…

5
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1921-07-01
Summary:

Kinema patrons are reminded that the first performance in the Wo Ping Theatre, which has been secured by Hongkong Amusements Ltd., as an addition to their already big list of cinemas will take place today and will include a film featuring Jack Dempsey, a Harold Lloyd Comedy and vaudeville act.…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1921-07-09
Summary:

In taking over Woping Theatre, Mr. Ray, General Manager, Hongkong Amusements Ltd., announced that they are securing Chefalo and Palermo, the great magicians to perform for six nights.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1921-07-12
Summary:

Miss Palermo shares the honours with Chefalo as a star in the Chefalo and Palermo show, which returns to Hongkong on July 15 for a six nights' engagement at the Woping Theatre.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1921-07-23
Summary:

The Devil's Pass Key' is the current attraction at the Wo Ping Theatre. Starring Una Trevelyn, Maud [sic] George, Mae Busch, Samuel de Grasse and Clyde Fillimore [sic]. Music was supplied by Coronet Orchestra. A fine tropical gazette showing the Australian cricketers at play, the…

9
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1921-07-26
Summary:

Mind the Paint Girl' will be seen at the Empire Theatre. Anita Stewart, who delighted Hongkong some few months ago in 'In Old Kentucky' is shown in two characters in the film. Film synopsis included.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1921-07-30
Summary:

The film version of Sir Arthur Wing Pinero's 'Mind the Paint Girl' will be seen at the Empire Theatre, starring Anita Stewart. An unusually British Gazette showing Wonderful Derby scenes, views from air, views of Canton will also be included. While tomorrow Mary Pickford, will be…

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Headline: The Empire
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1911-05-03
Summary:

Mr Falanto, the great Italian baritone, still continues to delight large audiences at the Empire Theatre nightly where his splendid singing is greatly enjoyed. A fine collection of films is also being shown amongst them being the grand new dramatic coloured film entitled 'Pride' which…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1911-10-06 - 1911-10-06
Summary:

Boxing contest for the Middleweight Championship. Preliminaries of Terry Martin vs. Leon Pauley. Tomorrow, Saturday at 9 p.m. Price details included.

13
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1911-11-23 - 1911-12-02
Summary:

(Next to Skating Rink) Saturday, 2nd December, 1911. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. and commencing at 9 p.m. Main events from 6 to 20 rounds. Price details included. Booking at Moutrie's. Late trams are served.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1920-07-22 - 1920-07-24
Summary:

Tonight at 7.15 and 9.15, 'The Silent Mystery' episodes 4 and 5. Also comedies. Music at both performances.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1920-07-24 - 1920-07-28
Summary:

Tonight at 7.15 and 9.15, Antonio Moreno in 'The Perils of Thunder Mountain' and Comedies. July 24 Remarks: On page 5, another ad. on 'The Perils of Thunder Mountain.' Also 'The Silent Mystery' episodes 4 and 5 tonight at 7.15 and 9.15. The 3 p.m. show is specially…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1920-12-09 - 1920-12-09
Summary:

Tonight and tomorrow at 9.15 p.m. only, 'Lord and Lady Algy.' Prices 80 cents and 40 cents. Service men half price.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1920-12-11 - 1920-12-11
Summary:

Tonight at 9.15 p.m., under the auspices of the Coronet, H. W. Ray presents Geraldine Farrar in 'Shadows.' Also Pathe Gazette and Rolin Comedy. String Band in attendance.

18
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1921-07-13 - 1921-07-16
Summary:

Tonight at 9.15, the best show in town, Chefalo and Palermo, the greatest magicians that have ever traveled the East. Dress circle, $1.50; stalls, $1.00.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1921-07-25 - 1921-07-27
Summary:

Patrons are requested to visit the Empire, late Woping (opposite Central Market), tonight at 5.15 and 9.15, 'The Devil's Passkey.'

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1921-07-28 - 1921-07-30
Summary:

Patrons are requested to visit the Empire, late Woping (opposite Central Market), tonight at 5.15 and 9.15, Anita Stewart in Sir A. W. Pinero's 'Mind the Paint Girl.' Also, Humorist's Derby and Canton from the air. July 28 Remarks: Another ad. on page 5. The First National…