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: 1910-04-02 - 1910-04-02
Summary:

The Victoria Cinematograph has moved to the above place. Empire Cinematograph Theatre will open on Monday with best artists and magnificent films

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1910-04-05 - 1910-04-07
Summary:

The Victoria Cinematograph has moved to the above place. Empire Cinematograph Theatre now open with best artists and magnificent films

3
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: 1911-12-29
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: 1915-07-22
Summary:

Over $100 was taken at the Empire Cinematograph on Tuesday night in aid of the Canton Flood Relief Fund.

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Headline: Pickpocket
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1917-09-14
Summary:

A Chinese was charged with larceny from the person in the Empire Cinematograph Theatre. Mr. A. M. Preston appeared for the defence and the case will come up for hearing on Saturday.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1917-09-17
Summary:

A Chinese was charged with having attempted to steal money and a silver cigarette case from the pocket of the complainant at the Empire Cinema.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1910-03-22
Summary:

The Victoria Cinematograph will soon remove into the new and spacious building of the 'Empire Cinema Co,' opposite the Central Market. A special selection of artists will be assembled for the opening, including the Howard Family, Little Master Percy, Little Sadie Gale, and also Mr.…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1910-04-02
Summary:

Invitations were issued by Messrs. Ramos and Ramos, the proprietors of the new 'Empire' Cinematograph Theatre opposite Central Market, for the opening performance in the new building on Monday next. The old wooden building of the late Hongkong Cinematograph has already been removed and…

10
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1910-04-04
Summary:

Messrs Ramos and Ramos, proprietors of the 'Victoria' Cinematograph in Des Voeux Road, conceived the idea some time ago of erecting a theatre worthy of the Colony, and they secured the site on which stood the old Hongkong Cinematograph, opposite the market. Portion of this site was…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1910-04-05
Summary:

The new Empire, opposite the Central Market, made an auspicious opening last night in presence of a 'full house,' the guests of the proprietors. Each lady guest, upon entering, was presented with a bouquet. The programme was a specially selected one for the occasion. Performances by Mr…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1910-04-11
Summary:

The full house at the Empire Cinematograph on Saturday was justified by the excellent programme provided. Miss Maggie Fraser and little Percy had a rousing reception.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1910-04-13
Summary:

To the Editor S. C. M. Post – A reader's response to the British resident Mr. M. Stewart's letter regarding the use of land. 'The Government say the Chinese contractor must have the piece of ground on the Praya that they had to use a portion of it to make macadam on, all because…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1910-04-16
Summary:

The Empire Cinematograph is drawing large audiences nightly. Performances by Miss Maggie Fraser, Signor Ferrara, Miss Addie Leigh, Little Winnie Ryan and Little Percy. Quite a new series of films was exhibited, one of which was exceedingly realistic. We refer to 'Nana's Mother,'…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1910-04-21
Summary:

The programme at the Empire Cinematograph Theatre attracted large audiences nightly, and with repeated changes the interest is sustained throughout the week. All the artists were being accorded splendid receptions, and the new films add greatly to the evening's entertainment.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1910-04-27
Summary:

The Empire Cinematograph theatre continues to draw good houses. Fekete gives a clever performance. The pictures are also good.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1910-05-14
Summary:

The fare provided at the Empire Theatre is attracting large houses, and with the advent of new artists there was every possibility of crowded audiences for some time. Miss Addie Leigh is as big a favourite as ever.

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Headline: Sale of Work
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1910-12-12
Summary:

The sale of work on the grounds of St. Andrew's Church on Saturday afternoon and evening should result in a substantial little fund for purposes other than those for which provision is made by collections, included in which are missionary objects, the Boy Scouts, etc. The sale was continued…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1911-02-14
Summary:

Large crowds are attending the Bijou Theatre. Performances by Miss Vera Ferrace and Mr. Stephenson. The pictures are always up to the standard. The comic film 'How Max Linder Toured Around the World' is specially good. The Empire Cinematograph theatre has also had crowded houses. One…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1911-02-24
Summary:

A complete change of programme will take place tomorrow at the Bijou Scenic Theatre. New songs by Miss Vera Ferrace and Mr. Stephenson and fresh pictures on the biorama are billed; The Empire will exhibit for the first time Pathe's coloured film entitled 'The Inn or The Drunk.'…