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.

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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.

12
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1919-09-19
Summary:

A meeting of the Legislative Council was held in the Council Chamber yesterday. The principal amendments effected by this Ordinance are: To render public cinematograph displays subject to permit in writing from the Captain Superintendent of Police, who shall not give such permit unless and until…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1920-01-29
Summary:

The Legislative Council meets at noon today. The agenda contains an interesting question put by the Hon. Mr. Pollock, for instance, 'In view of the bad example set by the exhibition of crimes of violence and other criminal acts on cinema films, will the Government give directions to the…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1920-01-30
Summary:

The Hon. Mr. Pollock asked a series of questions on the last meeting. The replies are given by the Hon. Colonial Secretary. Question 3: 'In view of the bad example set by the exhibition of crimes of violence and other criminal acts on cinema films, will the Government give directions to the…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1920-02-06
Summary:

This week pictures of every type, from War to Peace, and comedy to drama, are to be found at the cinemas. In the Legislative Council, Mr Pollock asked about the censoring of films exhibited in the Colony, there was a reply made by a cinema manager through the medium of the 'Coronet Revue.…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-09-22
Summary:

Better provisions for the prevention of fire in premises will be a topic introduced at the next meeting of the Legislative Council. The bill is based on the Celluloid and Cinematograph Film Act, 1922. The bill does not apply to cinematograph theatres which are dealt with under Ordinance No.22 of…

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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 '…