A History Of Film Exhibition And Reception In Colonial Hong Kong: 1897 To 1925
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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: 1918-04-30
Summary:

A Chinese vagabond was charged with unlawful possession of jewellery and Chinese female clothing at the Kuo Yui [sic] Fong Theatre. The accused was sentenced to six months' hard labour.

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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: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-05-30
Summary:

Rowdy characters who endeavoured to go into the Kau U Fong Theatre yesterday without tickets resisted efforts made by the management to eject them and a fight occurred which necessitated the appearance of the police on the scene. Three men have been arrested in connection with the incident.

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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: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1914-11-06
Summary:

Professor C. H. Robertson, the well-known educationist and Y.M.C.A. worker, delivered a lecture last evening in the new theatre, Eau [sic] U Fong, on 'High and Low Temperature.'

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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: 1923-05-31
Summary:

A number of Chinese trying to get into the Kau U Fong Theatre on Tuesday night without payment, a serious disturbance resulted. Central received a telephone call for help and a squad of police was dispatched to the scene. The trouble was soon quelled and three Chinese arrested.

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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…