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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Headline: The Opium Case
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1915-12-10
Summary:

Mr. Hazeland heard further evidence in the case in which Edmund Walter Hickrath, 31, merchant, of England, Ethel Rearden, 37, widow, of New York, and Madam Emich Delcaire, 32, of France. The witness did not know that the defendant was posing as a cinematograph proprietor.

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Headline: The Opium Case
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1915-12-16
Summary:

Mr. Hazeland heard further evidence in the case in which Edmund Walter Hickrath, 31, merchant, of England, Ethel Rearden, 37, widow, of New York, and Madam Emich Delcaire, 32, of France. A witness said Cohen told her the boxes contained cinema films.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1915-12-17
Summary:

The opium case continued. Mr. J. H. Taggart, manager of the Hongkong Hotel, said he had known a man named Sydney Cohen for about ten years. To witness's knowledge he was connected with the cinematograph business as he had seen films which he carried.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-06-07
Summary:

Police Sgt. McDonald was in the role of defendant yesterday, being charged with assult by the proprietor of the Chung Fa Mo Toy cinema. Appearing to prosecute for the Chinese proprietor, Mr. W. E. L. Shenton said that at the evening exhibition of pictures on May 27 the defendant was watching the…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-07-31
Summary:

The Manager of Kau Yue [sic] Fong Theatre was summoned for failing to renew his license for dramatic performances.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-08-03
Summary:

The managers of the Victoria, Hongkong and Empire Theatres were charged at the Police Court yesterday. The summons against the Victoria Theatre was for failing to keep two buckets of water and a wetted blanket immediately outside the box containing the cinematograph machine. There was a similar…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-08-24
Summary:

A Chinese ex-constable, employed at the Po Hing Theatre, was charged with assaulting another Chinese. Both men were bound over in a sum of $50.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-08-26
Summary:

The manager of the Po Hing Theatre was summoned for not having the proper amount of fire appliances as required and for not exhibiting the license specifying the fire appliances required. The defendant was fined a total of $35.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-08-31
Summary:

Summonses against the Victoria Theatre, the Tai Ping Theatre, the Hongkong Theatre and Empire Theatre were heard yesterday at the Police Court. The case of the Victoria Theatre, which was summoned on three counts, was heard first, the charges being for neglecting to close a passage or gangway…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-09-11
Summary:

The manager of the Kwau Yue [sic] Fong theatre was summoned for failing to have the required number of firewater buckets during the performance as specified in the licence.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-09-21
Summary:

Two Chinese were charged with assaulting a ticket collection in the Ko Shing Theatre. Bail was fixed at $100 each and the case was remanded till Wednesday.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-10-04
Summary:

A charge of assaulting the ticket collector of a Chinese cinema was withdrawn against a Chinese boy. It was another boy who assaulted the complainant.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-10-08
Summary:

A Chinese employed in the Government Civil Hospital was charged on remand with being in unlawful possession of a dagger. It is stated that the client was carrying the dagger for self protection as he was surrounded by men belonging to the Ko Sing [sic] theatre.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1919-07-12
Summary:

The building erected on the site of the old Empire Cinema Theatre, has been completed, now being used as a Chinese Theatre. The entrance has been tastefully decorated in Chinese fashion for the opening performance which will take place in a few days. The name of the new concern is 'Wo Ping…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1919-07-18
Summary:

The youth who was charged with the unlawful possession of three $100 notes again appeared. The defendant stated he was employed at the Ko Shing Theatre.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1919-07-24
Summary:

An old man, who was attending a performance at the Tai Ping Theatre on Tuesday, took off his mandarin jacket and put it on the next seat which was empty. When about to leave he put out his hand for the jacket, but it was gone.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1919-07-30
Summary:

The Wo Ping (Peace) Theatre, which is on the site of the old Empire Theatre opposite the Central Market, had its opening night on Monday, where it gave a free performance to a vast crowd of spectators.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1919-08-11
Summary:

At Cochrane Street on Friday morning, truck No. 202, drawn by several coolies, collided with a man connected with a theatrical company now performing at the Wo Ping Theatre.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1919-09-06
Summary:

A cinema performance given at the Y.M.C.A. on Thursday evening attracted a number of boys outside the premises. As they refused to move, the Indian watchman caught one of them and struck him with a stick, and for this he was summed yesterday.