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: 1919-01-29
Summary:

A great clearance has been made on that plot of ground opposite the Central Market and on which the Empire Cinema formerly stood. The ground is a reserved plot for the Government scheme for the extension of the 'Central Market' and until such time as that scheme matures, the plot is…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-07-15
Summary:

The keeper of the Ko Shing Theatre was summoned before Mr. Lindsell today for closing up two exits at the premises during a performance. Mr. A. E. Wright, of the P.W.D., said that together with Mrs. Hickling, the M. O. H. he visited the theatre at about 12 o'clock on the 9th and found two…

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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.

4
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.

10
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1914-10-01
Summary:

It is said that the subordinates of several of the leading firms of the Colony have given a patriotic lead by volunteering to subscribe 5% of their salaries per month for the Prince of Wales' Fund. The Chinese subscription list already amounts to over $45,000 and is steadily growing. On…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1914-10-05
Summary:

The proprietors of the Ko-Shing theatre set apart the gross receipts of their performance to the Prince of Wales' Fund on Oct. 2 with a full house.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1915-08-03
Summary:

The Tung Wa Hospital begs to acknowledge with thanks donations to the Kwongtung Flood Relief Fund. Ko Shing Theatre ($22.65) is included in the acknowledgement.

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Headline: A Young Thief
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-02-18
Summary:

A Chinese youth was charged with snatching a gold bangle from a little girl in the Ko Shing Theatre. The accused was ordered to receive ten strokes from the 'cat.'

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-04-09
Summary:

The Hon. Treasurer of the Alice Memorial and Affiliated Hospitals begs to acknowledge with thanks several donations, including $85 from the Ko Shing Theatre.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1919-01-28
Summary:

Almost before anyone realised what was happening, the well-known Empire Theatre, facing Des Voeux Road and the Praya opposite the Central Market, has disappeared. Also the small shops and the tea house adjoining formerly used as a skating rink and for various purposes at different times. The…

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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: 1919-09-19
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.…