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: 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: 1912-05-10
Summary:

Booking for the grand variety entertainment to be held at the Palace Theatre, Mt. Austin, on Saturday, is now proceeding at Moutrie and Co.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-05-16
Summary:

A variety entertainment programme takes place at the Palace Theatre, Mount Austin Barracks, on Saturday evening.

4
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-05-20
Summary:

The entertainment at the Palace Theatre, Mount Austin, on Saturday night was a splendid success.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-06-10
Summary:

The next variety entertainment at the Palace Theatre, Mt. Austin, takes place on Saturday.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-06-19
Summary:

Variety entertainment will appear in the Palace Theatre, Mt. Austin on Saturday. Moutrie & Co., still have a few seats available for this entertainment.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-08-03
Summary:

The grand variety entertainment to be given at the Palace Theatre, Mt. Austin. The booking is in charge of Moutrie & Co.

8
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-08-07
Summary:

Continued performances at the Palace Theatre, Mt. Austin.

9
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.

10
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.

12
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1910-04-22
Summary:

While a Chinese woman was walking along near the Empire Cinematograph last night, she was suddenly seen to stagger and the next moment fell down and died on the roadway.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1910-05-07
Summary:

Owing to the death of the King, the 'Empire' Cinematograph has been closed until further notice.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1911-02-02
Summary:

The Empire Cinematograph Theatre was well filled last night. The moving pictures thrown on the screen were both instructive and amusing, including a historical film and comic films. Performance by Miss Dolly Swift and Mr. Denis Carney.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1911-02-06
Summary:

A good bill of fare is being nightly provided at the 'Empire.' Miss Dolly Swift, Mr. Denis Carney and Mr. Gus Hayward all perform great shows. The pictures cannot be said to be entirely new to the Colony, but some of them are extremely amusing and one of the most striking is '…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1911-02-10
Summary:

Tonight and a few following nights, patrons of the 'Empire' Cinematograph Theatre have a treat in store for them in the shape of the large new film portraying the powerful story of love and tragedy having for its central figure Messalina, the wife of the Roman Emperor Claudius. The…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1911-02-20
Summary:

Large audiences gather nightly at the 'Empire' for relaxation. Miss Dolly Swift's songs and dances and Mr. Denis Carney's performances are appreciated. A little more variety into the films would unquestionably be appreciated.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1911-02-23
Summary:

At the Empire Theatre tomorrow the Donnelly troupe will make their debut. Tonight a splendid new film 'Drink' (after Zola's famous novel of that name) will be shown for the first time. The film is no less than 2,500 feet long.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1911-02-24
Summary:

The Donnelly troupe will make their debut at the Empire Cinematograph tonight. A dramatic film 2,500 feet long is also to be exhibited. The picture takes fully an hour.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1911-03-01
Summary:

Quite a number of new films was put on the screen last night at the Empire Cinematograph Theatre and heartily enjoyed by the spectators. The Donnelly Family won admiration from all in their songs and dances. Miss Dollie Swift made her farewell appearance and Mr. Denis Carney gave a very smart…