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: 1911-12-07
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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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: 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: 1912-02-15
Summary:

During the remainder of the week patrons of the Bijou Scenic' Theatre are favoured with a complete change of programme. 'Cod Fishing from a Trawler' is a most interesting and instructive film as are also Pathe's Weekly Gazette and The Gaumont Graphic, showing the latest news…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-03-06
Summary:

Tonight the patrons of the Bijou are promised a special treat, when the management screens Dickens' 'David Copperfield.' This is the first 'Britannia' film to be exhibited in Hongkong.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-03-13
Summary:

Hongkong is in danger of being spoilt just now, in the way of entertainments. There is no lack of choice, and the standard may be set down as uniformly high. Until the weekend, every evening may be spent at the University without fear of proving tedious. On Friday night, the Theatre Royal should…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-03-25
Summary:

The Bijou Theatre was packed to overflowing on Saturday night, eloquent proof of the popularity of the show 'put on' by Mr. R. Stephenson. The two artistes, Sisters Price, were deservedly encored.

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Headline: The Bijou
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-04-01
Summary:

No subject is better calculated to display the merits of latter-day cinematography [sic] than the grand old love story, 'Romeo and Juliet,' the film of which is being screened nightly at the Bijou Scenic Theatre. Pathe Freres consider this picture their best. The Pathe 'Gazette…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-04-11
Summary:

The Sisters Price continue to score nightly successes at the ever-popular Bijou Scenic Theatre and the pictures reach high watermark in the Cinematographic art. The natural consequence is a series of crowded 'houses.'

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-04-12
Summary:

The tuneful singing and artistic dancing of the Sisters Price are charming all audiences at the Bijou Scenic Theatre, and the pictures are as good as ever, with the latest gazette and graphic news of the world a very acceptable leading feature.

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Headline: The Cinemas
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-04-18
Summary:

Hongkong has had little cause to complain of lack of entertainment for many months past, yet through it all the Victoria and Bijou Cinemagraphs have maintained their own as attractions and seldom fail to draw large houses. At the Victoria, the Quealys made success, while the sisters Price were…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-04-30
Summary:

The Bijou Theatre continues to attract large crowds. This show is always popular for its excellent pictures and variety turns, Mr. Stephenson's resource in both respects being boundless.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-05-11
Summary:

The Bijou Scenic Theatre, in compliance with the wishes of some of its patrons, has decided to eliminate the variety turns from its programmes. The prices are to be reduced during the hot weather and pictures only will be shown, the latter being the latest and best.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-05-13
Summary:

The Bijou, now a picture show pure and simple, drew large houses at all sessions on Saturday. Besides special feature films, the latest pictorial news from home included the boat race, the English Cup ties, etc., and were most acceptable.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-05-31
Summary:

It is easy to understand why Mr. R. H. Stephenson, or 'Bob' Stephenson as his intimates call him, the popular lessee and manager of the Bijou Scenic Theatre, is looking forward with such pleasurable anticipation to his forthcoming trip to Australia. The Bijou closes down after this…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-09-18
Summary:

Mr. Bob Stephenson, the popular manager of the Bijou Scenic Theatre, arrived in the colony from Australia. Miss Ada Rowley and Miss Gladys Spencer are going to perform at the theatre. The former has also a good selection of picture songs. The 28th of September has been announced as the opening…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-09-20
Summary:

The popular Bijou Scenic Theatre will be once more thrown open to its patrons on Monday next. There will be a fine selection of new pictures, whilst the variety turns will be sure to please, the artistes being Miss Ada Rowley, Welsh balladist, and Miss Gladys Spencer. Mr. Stephenson is going to…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-09-23
Summary:

The Bijou Theatre, Flower Street, opens tonight, when a most attractive programme will be presented. Miss Ada Rowley and Miss Gladys will make their debut in Hongkong. The films, we understand, are entirely new, and the entertainment promises to be of a high-class order.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-09-24
Summary:

After renovation during the summer months, the natty little Scenic Theatre in Wyndham Street was re-opened last night under the happiest auspices. Many minor improvements had been effected, conducing to the comfort of patrons. Manager Stephenson succeeded in fixing on the opening night at an…