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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Headline: The Theatre
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-02-12
Summary:

We have been taken to task for our suggestions the other day in regard to the future of Hongkong's Theatre. It will be remembered we commented on the many deficiencies and manifest discomforts of the Theatre Royal, yet confessed that the trustees, who even now find the City Hall something…

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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: 1914-04-17
Summary:

The pictures of the Antartic of Captain Scott will be given at the Theatre Royal. The picture starts with Capt Scott bidding last farewell and ended with the last scene revealing their camping place. An interesting incident in the showing of the pictures in Shanghai was that Surgeon Atkinson and…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1919-08-18
Summary:

Hearts of the World' the supreme triumph of D. W. Griffith, who made 'Intolerance,' to be presented at the City Hall for a short period under the management of the Coronet Theatre. Film synopsis included. Booking at the Moutrie's.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1919-08-20
Summary:

The management of Coronet Theatre announces that owing to unforeseen and apparently unavoidable circumstances that have arisen, they have decided to screen 'Hearts of the World' at the Coronet Theatre instead of the theatre Royal as previously announced.

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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: 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.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1905-05-27
Summary:

For stealing an ear-pick from a Chinese woman at the Ko Shing Theatre on Wednesday night, a Chinaman was sentenced to three weeks' hard labour by Mr. G.N. Orme, at the Magistracy on Thursday.

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Headline: The City Hall
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1898-01-13
Summary:

Report of the Committee of Management to be submitted to the annual meeting of shareholders in and subscribers to the City Hall. There is a detailed description of the theatre's building and some of the performances. For instance, during the twelve months from 1st July, 1896, to 30th June…

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Headline: The City Hall
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1898-12-21
Summary:

A report is to be submitted to the annual meeting of shareholders in and subscribers to the City Hall. There is a detailed description of the theatre's building and some of the performances. For instance, during the twelve months from 1st July, 1897, to 30th June 1898, the theatre was…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1922-09-29
Summary:

It is believed that everyone has heard of A. E. W. Mason's novel and stage play entitled 'The Witness for the Defence.' It was included in the repertoire of a touring company which came to Hongkong about a year ago, and was performed at the theatre Royal. At the moment, the screen…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1922-10-19
Summary:

Mei Lan-fang, the Chinese actor now visiting Hongkong. Although Mr. Mei Lan-fang has not yet seen first-class English drama, we learned, that he studies with interest the best of the cinema films that come to the Far East. He is not impressed with Hong Kong's theatres. The Theatre Royal is…