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: 1913-12-18
Summary:

Chicago, Nov. 14 – Athletics and entertainment are encouraged by the governor of the prison and the State Board of Control, to arouse the interest and spirit of the men under detention. Moving pictures are shown several evenings a week at the Anamosa Prison, and the governor says that these and…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-06-05
Summary:

On Saturday, the St. Joseph's College Baden Powell Boy Scouts, assisted by the Fox Patrol of Boy Scout, sold Union Jacks on behalf of the Blind Soldier's Fund. And the Boy Scouts beg to thank the Victoria Cinematograph and the Bijou Cinema Theatre for allowing them to sell flags before…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1907-07-17
Summary:

The Cinematograph Pathe is to give exhibitions in the large hall at Cafe Weismann's on Saturday evening, commencing at 9. The show will be permanent, and the pictures will be changed constantly. The public will have the benefit of electric fans during the hot weather.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1907-07-20
Summary:

The Cinematograph Pathe opens tonight in Weismann's large hall in Wyndham Street. The films, we believe, are very good and of a wide variety.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1907-08-06
Summary:

The Cinematograph Pathe in the Weismann's large hall was a success on Sunday night, and the series of scared pictures was highly appreciated by the audience. After a brief interval, a few amusing films were used, and all agreed that they were some of the best seen in the Colony.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1907-08-17
Summary:

The Cinematograph Pathe is attracting good houses nightly in the large hall of Weisman's and the pictures are good. Today, at 4, there will be a matinee, and the amusing comic pictures are bound, as usual, to elicit roars of laughter, By special request, for 3 nights next week, the fine…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1907-09-28
Summary:

The Cinematograph Pathe on exhibition at Cafe Weismann continue to entertain good audiences. A number of new films have been received and will be shown on the screen.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1907-10-07
Summary:

The Cinematograph Pathe at Weisman's large hall had a number of new films, varying from 1,100 to 1,500 feet long on Saturday night. One, illustrative of a tour round the world, was much admired.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1907-11-04
Summary:

The new Victoria Cinematograph is already well established and popular. The films are excellent and varied, and are thoroughly enjoyed. In many ways the management has done their best to deserve patronage, and the practical absence of 'flicker' is a proof that the machine and its…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1907-11-05
Summary:

On Saturday, a private contest took place in the Victoria Cinematograph, the reason for the display not being in public being the fact that only one day was available to make the arrangements, these being in the capable hands of Prof Billy Bellew. The contestants were McKenna, and Ambridge.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1907-11-16
Summary:

A lot of audiences watched the fight between Billy Bellew and Taff Childs at Victoria Cinematograph.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1907-11-27
Summary:

The Cinematograph Pathe, which has been exhibiting at Café Weismann with great acceptance for some time back, is branching out. Following the success of its open air exhibition at the Cricket Fete it is to exhibit in the City Hall next Saturday evening. The chief feature of the exhibition will…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1908-01-09
Summary:

Mr. Joseph Gerard (Frenchman) is now paying a visit to Hongkong. He is a globe-trotter and has visited a lot of countries. He will deliver a short address in the Victoria Cinematograph on his experiences, and sell a picture postcard of himself to pay the expense of his tour.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1908-01-26
Summary:

We understand that the Victoria Cinematograph is offering two performances for the benefit of the poor of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul; one today and the other on 2nd Feb.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1908-02-08
Summary:

The Hon. Secretary, Mr. Jose M. de Graca writes about the two performances offered by the 'Victoria Cinematograph,' and writes about the profit and the cost for the performance. The Committee of the Society wanted to thank Messrs. Ramos y Ramos [sic], the proprietors.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1908-03-06
Summary:

In the court of Summary Jurisdiction, yesterday afternoon Miss Latour sued the proprietor of a cinematograph in Dex Voeux Road for $75, alleged to be due as salary. Mrs. Coggin sued the same defendant for $20.80, also alleged to be due as salary. The defendant was a Belgian named Dufresne. Mr.…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1908-05-16
Summary:

Crowded 'houses' still continue to prevail at this pleasant place of entertainment in the Des Voeux Road. The films shown are up-to-date and are placed on the scene in a very steady manner. Tonight and tomorrow night will witness a special programme, including duets by Mrs. Pastor and…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1908-07-21
Summary:

The Victoria Cinematograph still keeps up its reputation as a popular resort to while away a couple of hours in the delight of viewing moving scenes both grave and gay. New films are constantly appearing, and are appreciated by the audience. The building is delightfully cool.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1908-09-30
Summary:

Special attractions are announced at the Victoria Cinematograph tonight, when the celebrated French artistes, Mdlle. Cecilia and Mons. L. Verard, make their debut. Miss Macdonald, of the Sydney Tivoli, is also appearing. The films are all interesting and entertaining.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1908-10-12
Summary:

The Victoria Cinematograph continues to enjoy popularity, The films at present being shown are new and entertaining, and Miss Phyllis E. Macdonald is a great favourite. Her catchy songs and choruses are much enjoyed.