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: 1919-03-25
Summary:

It is not often that we hear of the Police being caught napping. Yesterday a respectable-looking Chinese youth was arrested on a charge of being in unlawful possession of what the police at the time thought were several reels of cinema films contained in square and flat tins, but the Police made…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1920-03-12
Summary:

The management of the Wo Ping Theatre was charged at the Police Court today, before Mr. N. L. Smith, with allowing actors to sleep on the premises. A fine of $25 was imposed.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-07-16
Summary:

The Hongkong Amusements Limited are to be congratulated on their enterprise in connection with the newly acquired Wo Ping Cinema. The engagement for a short season of the famous magicians, Chefalo and Palermo, has done much to make known this new venture.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-07-21
Summary:

The Devil's Passkey' is the story of an American husband and wife and a crowded hour in their lives in Paris. This remarkable picture will be shown tomorrow at Wo Ping Theatre. Film synopsis included.

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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.

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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.

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

Continued performances at the Palace Theatre, Mt. Austin.

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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: 1919-07-30
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: 1920-03-13
Summary:

The manager of the Wo Ping Theatre was summoned at the Magistracy yesterday for allowing actors to sleep in the theatre. Mr. E. L. Agassiz, defending, said that since the last action taken against the theatre the management had secured accommodation for 52 persons.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1920-03-23
Summary:

Enquiries at the Wo Ping Chinese theatre, opposite the Central Market, yesterday elicited no confirmation of the rumour that the theatre is to be demolished to give room for the construction of the new Fire Station. An official of the concern states that no definite arrangement has arrived at…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1920-06-14
Summary:

The pickpockets are assisted by hawkers in Chinese theatres was the allegation of Inspector Gran against an unlicensed hawker at the Magistracy on Saturday. The Inspector stated that defendant arranged with pickpockets to rob those who bought tickets from them at the Wo Ping theatre.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1920-10-08
Summary:

It is understood that the site decided upon for the new Fire Station for Hongkong is the piece of ground opposite the Central Market, which is now occupied by the Wo Ping Theatre and other buildings. The plan of the P. W. D. is to erect a spacious building which will in addition furnish office…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1909-05-29
Summary:

At the Magistracy, a Chinese was charged with uttering a forged $5 bank note. On the 17th, the defendant went to the Hongkong Cinematograph and asked for five second class tickets, and tendered a forged $5 note.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1911-10-23
Summary:

Military charities must have reaped a nice little sum on Saturday as a result of the concert in their aid at the Palace Theatre, Mount Austin Barracks.