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: 1911-12-01
Summary:

Tonight (Friday), at 9 p.m., in the Royal Artillery Theatre, Victoria Barracks, the Chaplain to the Forces gives the first part of a lantern lecture on 'Some of the popular resorts and customs of Japan.'

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1911-12-07
Summary:

A special attraction is to be provided at the Bijou Theatre tonight, when Miss Eileen Murray will appear for the first time. The pictures shown at the Bijou are of the best.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1911-12-09
Summary:

The excellent programme now being shown at the Bijou Scenic Theatre was further strengthened on Thursday night by the appearance of Miss Eileen Murray. The photoplays screened are undoubtedly the best seen at the theatre for some time.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1911-12-09
Summary:

The management of the Victoria Theatre is to be congratulated on their enterprise in obtaining such a remarkably fine film as 'Fifty Years Ago,' which was screened for the first time at the performance last night. The film, which is over 2,000 feet in length, won the grand prize of 25,…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1911-12-13
Summary:

Via Durban, Dec. 11 – Reuter's correspondent at Liege states that an explosion occurred in a cinematograph theatre. A frightful panic ensued, and fifty persons were injured.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1911-12-14
Summary:

As a result of the variety entertainment held at the Theatre Royal, under the auspices of the Palace Theatre, Mount Austin, the Diocesan Girls School and the Eyre Refuge have each benefited to the extent of $100 each.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1911-12-16
Summary:

We are informed that the next variety entertainment produced under the auspices of the Palace Theatre, Mt. Austin, will be given at the Theatre Royal on Saturday. Amongst those booked to appear are Karsarina and Ninksy in their burlesque du ballet.

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Headline: The Bijou
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1911-12-20
Summary:

The management of the Bijou Scenic Theatre, Flower Street, announces that from today, and by special arrangement with Messrs. Pathe Freres, there will be two complete changes of programme each week, taking place on Wednesdays and Saturdays. No picture shown at the Bijou will ever have been seen…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1911-12-21
Summary:

The programme at the Victoria Theatre includes one of those star pictures which the management has been screening regularly. The film which is run in two parts depicts the siege of Calais, the most interesting stage in the hundred years war. The characters are taken by well-known continental…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1911-12-23
Summary:

Under the auspices of the Palace Theatre, Mount Austin, a grand variety entertainment will be given in the Theatre Royal.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1911-12-29
Summary:

The Mikado's Imperial Troupe of magicians have been engaged at the Empire cinematograph, and are attracting large houses nightly.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-01-01
Summary:

Durban, Dec. 29 – Five children have died from burns caused by a fire at a Christmas entertainment at a picture palace in Chesterfield. – Reuter

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-01-08
Summary:

Via Durban, Jan. 7 – A wire from Reuter's correspondent at Chicago says that a fight to a finish has been arranged between Johnson and Jim Flynn. Johnson has been guaranteed $31,000 and a third of the receipts of the cinematogragh films.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-01-15
Summary:

The management of the Victoria Theatre has been fortunate in securing the film depicting the contest for the world's lightweight boxing championship between Battling Nelson and Ad. Wolgast. The film which is over 4000 feet in length is very clear and shows every movement of the men during…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-01-26
Summary:

The exceptionally strong programme which has been running at the Victoria Theatre during the past week was further strengthened on Wednesday evening when the Lyall Sisters made their first appearance. A splendid programme is promised for tonight, with a performance by Miss Lynda Davis.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-02-05
Summary:

Dusty and draughty, unlovely and uncomfortable, unbearably cold in winter, intolerably hot in summer, inconvenient, and in all respects woefully lacking and out-of-date, the structure which does duty for a theatre in Hongkong certainly excites no feelings of pride in the breasts of the residents…

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Headline: Boxing
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-02-05
Summary:

English sportsmen think Johnson is a lucky man to get such an offer to box Jim Flynn. A matter £6200 for appearance and a third of the moving picture profits would tempt anyone.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-02-10
Summary:

Tonight's programme at the Bijou Theatre is one of special attraction, the art picture being 'The Martyrs,' a fine classic tragedy by Corneille, the Shakespeare of France. There is a burlesque by artistes Murray and Stephenson. A new and taking feature is the 'London Graphic…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-02-12
Summary:

A very successful dinner in connection with the Hongkong Volunteer Corps was held at the Headquarters on Saturday night. The evening was spent jovially, the programme including a cinematograph exhibition, songs, etc.

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Headline: The Theatre
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-02-12
Summary:

We have been taken to task for our suggestions the other day in regard to the future of Hongkong's Theatre. It will be remembered we commented on the many deficiencies and manifest discomforts of the Theatre Royal, yet confessed that the trustees, who even now find the City Hall something…