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: 1905-09-06 - 1905-09-07
Summary:

The performance which included new songs, new dances, new pictures by the Gaiety Stars. W. Hollinworth is the Manager of the company. Booking at the Robinson Piano Co.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1905-09-08 - 1905-09-08
Summary:

Grand change of programme. W. Hollinworth is the Manager of the company. Booking at the Robinson Piano Co.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1905-09-09 - 1905-09-09
Summary:

Grand change of programme, tonight is vice regal night. Matinee today. W. Hollinworth is the Manager of the company. Booking at the Robinson Piano Co.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1914-02-24 - 1914-02-26
Summary:

Films screening of 'The Marconi Operator' (in 2 parts); Coming film: 'Antony and Cleopatra' by The Cines Co.

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unbearably cold in winter, intolerably hot in summer, inconvenient, and in all respects woefully lacking and out-of-date, the structure which does duty for a theatre in Hongkong certainly excites no feelings of pride in the breasts of the residents…

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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: 1912-05-04
Summary:

Today Mr. Raymond will give a matinee at the Theatre Royal for children at reduced prices. On Sunday Mr. Raymond gives his opening performance at New Theatre, Kau U Fong, near Gough Street. This theatre is the largest, coolest, best lighted and equipped in the colony. It has only been open for…

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

Impressions in Light and Sound' is the title of one part of the programme which is to be presented at the Theatre Royal on Sept. 28th. There are a series of magic lantern slides with the Cathedral Choir singing hymn tunes in the distance, nor even yet a cinematograph.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-11-14
Summary:

The Theatre Royal had served its purpose well, and Mr. Bandmann was about to add to his laurels here by the erection of a building worthy of himself and of the colony he would serve. The great difficulty which could not be negotiated was the question of a site. We learn that the Oriental…

13
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-12-24
Summary:

Unlike some previous Christmas times that we have known in Hongkong, there will be abundance of entertainment for amusement lovers this winter. The Theatre Royal is booked up for a series of entertainments. Victoria Theatre: The ever-popular Victoria Theatre is building up great expectations for…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-04-29
Summary:

A large and appreciative audience was present at the Theatre Royal last night to see Edison's latest invention, 'The Kinetophone.' The governor and the General Anderson were present. The pictures, speeches, songs, and selections were revelations, and testified to the power of the…

15
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-04-30
Summary:

The Theatre Royal was crowded last night at the second demonstration of Thos. A. Edison's latest invention, the 'Kinetophone.' The demonstration consisted of 6 pieces: 'Julius Caesar'; Chimes of Normandy'; 'An Indian Girl's Revenge'; 'Jack's…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-05-05
Summary:

The performance at the Theatre Royal with Edison's Kinetophone was largely attended. The 'house' was full in the afternoon at the matinee performance, and also the evening one.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-12-06
Summary:

Edison's wonderful talking pictures are to appear at the Theatre Royal for a short season, commencing next Wednesday. Since the invention was last seen in Hongkong, the great 'Wizard of Sound and Light' has made startling improvements, and some of the subjects recorded are said to…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-12-10
Summary:

At the Theatre Royal tonight the Hongkong public will have an opportunity of seeing and hearing the Kinetoscope, which is a cinematograph of the most improved type, and which reproduces the speech as well as the gestures of the actors. A most elaborate selection of films has been brought and…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-12-11
Summary:

Last night's exhibition of talking pictures at the Theatre Royal by means of The Kinetophone, the latest Edison wonder, can be rated a fine success. The pictures were witnessed by a fairly large audience, but the advertising resulting from the pleased patrons of the first performance is…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-12-12
Summary:

The attendance at the Kinetophone entertainment at the Theatre Royal last night was fair and on the whole the show came up to expectations. Tonight being the last night those who have not attended previously should take this opportunity of enjoying Edison's latest invention.