A History Of Film Exhibition And Reception In Colonial Hong Kong: 1897 To 1925
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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1915-06-21
Summary:

This morning at the Police Court, a Chinese, who was charged with the theft of a pair of slippers was said to have deprived the owner of them while he was asleep in the Taiping Theatre. He also relieved another of the audience of a silver button, and this morning when he appeared before Mr. Wood…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-12-23
Summary:

Three Chinese were charged before Mr. J. R. Wood, at the Police Court his morning, with creating a disturbance at the Tai Ping Theatre. Inspector O' Sullivan said the three men were sitting in seats under the gallery, for which they had paid, and an employee went round to collect two cents…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1918-04-12
Summary:

Seven men were charged before Mr. Dyer Ball, at the Police Court this morning, with behaving in a disorderly manner at the Kei You [sic] Fong Theatre. Only two of them appeared, the bail money of the others being estreated. It was stated by Sergeant Cockle that the men were from the North…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1918-08-02
Summary:

A number of summons were heard by Mr. J. R. Wood, at the Police Court this morning, against the proprietors of the Victoria Theatre, the Hong Kong Cinema [sic], and the Empire Cinematograph Theatre. The summons against the Victoria Theatre was for failing to keep two buckets of water and a…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1918-09-20
Summary:

Two coolies employed at the Government Civil Hospital were charged at the Police Court this morning, before Mr. J. R. Wood, with assaulting a ticket-collector of the Ko Shing Theatre. Inspector O'Sullivan said that at about 7 p.m., last night, the complainant, who was a ticket-collector in…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1920-06-12
Summary:

There is a belief amongst the police that hawkers who sell tickets for the Wo Ping Theatre are in league with pickpockets. It is said that whilst the theatre-goers were engaged in buying the tickets, the thieves operated upon them, and with some degree of success as has been evidenced by…

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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: 1919-07-18
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.