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: 1907-11-05
Summary:

On Saturday, a private contest took place in the Victoria Cinematograph, the reason for the display not being in public being the fact that only one day was available to make the arrangements, these being in the capable hands of Prof Billy Bellew. The contestants were McKenna, and Ambridge.

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Headline: Boxing
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1907-11-13
Summary:

Arrangements have been made for a meeting at the City Hall on Dec 7 between Billy Bellew and Roberts of the Dockyard Police. On Thursday nest Billy meets Taff Childs, and they are expected to go 10 rounds for a side stake of 200 at the Victoria Cinematograph.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1907-11-16
Summary:

A lot of audiences watched the fight between Billy Bellew and Taff Childs at Victoria Cinematograph.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1907-12-28
Summary:

Tsang Chung, a house 'boy,' attached to the Victoria Gaol quarters, created a disturbance last night in the Tai Ping Theatre, for which he had to pay dearly at the Magistracy this morning.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1908-07-18
Summary:

The Alexandra Cinema-Theatre is visiting Hong Kong. Their performance last night in a hall at No. 2 Zetland Street started shortly after eight. With the Manila String Band in attendance, and with Mr. Gongiles at the piano, the first performance was a song 'Honey Boy' by Miss Thelma.…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1908-11-12
Summary:

Shameen, November 10 – The concert at the close of the King's Birthday celebration was a huge success, 400 seats were provided and latecomers had to stand. It was a happy idea to have the cinematograph and the band of the 13th Rajputs. Miss H. Thorne was demanded to have an encore for each…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1910-01-18
Summary:

Tonight at the Salon Cinema-Theatre, Billy Bellew, champion welter-weight pugilist will give an exhibition of expert bag-punching. This evening there will be a benefit performance by Ruby Chrystal.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1910-01-19
Summary:

Billy Bellew's appearance at the Salon Cinema last night, when he gave an exhibition of ball punching, attracted a large number of admirers.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1910-02-22
Summary:

A wealthy New Yorker has had moving picture films of the rompings of his three-year-old boy made so he can see them when he grows up.

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Headline: Sale of Work
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1910-12-12
Summary:

The sale of work on the grounds of St. Andrew's Church on Saturday afternoon and evening should result in a substantial little fund for purposes other than those for which provision is made by collections, included in which are missionary objects, the Boy Scouts, etc. The sale was continued…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1911-01-27 - 1911-01-31
Summary:

Premier hall of the colony (Des Voeux Road Central, Opposite Central Market). Schedule details included. Tonight! The great dramatic film, 'Lieut. Rose, R. N. and the Arabian Spy.' During the holidays, including the films 'Manon Lescant' [sic], 'Foolhead in the Lion…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1911-02-15 - 1911-02-15
Summary:

The pioneer hall of the colony (Des Voeux Road Central, Opposite Central Market). The magnificent pictures in colour 'Flirt.' The comic picture 'How Max Linder travelled round the world.' The dramatic film 'Inez de Castro' [sic]. The high-class dramatic film '…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1911-05-05 - 1911-05-08
Summary:

The pioneer hall of the colony (Des Voeux Road Central, Opposite Central Market). 2 performances on 7:15 to 9 and 9:15 to 11:30 p.m. Grand change of programme. New films include 'Ruth and Boaz,' 'The Wrong Door' by Max Linder, 'The Veil of Happiness,' a Chinese…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1912-06-01
Summary:

The 'Rangoon Gazette' has a suggestive article which indicates that in the application of the Kinematograph to the educational process in schools, an invaluable field of usefulness may be discovered. The time seems to be not far off when it will become a universal means of instruction…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-07-12 - 1912-07-13
Summary:

Two performances: Pictures only at 7.15 p.m. & Full programme at 9.15 p.m; Performance by Billy Eldid & Troupe

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-07-12
Summary:

The attraction at the Victoria Theatre this week is the Billy Eldid Troupe of marvellous comic cyclists, who introduce Chocolate, described as the popular of Spanish circus clowns. In addition, the Victoria puts on a number of admirable films, which are alone worth seeing.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-07-13
Summary:

At the Victoria Theatre on Thursday night, Billy Eldid and troupe made their first appearance in Hongkong before a very good house. The great boxing burlesque, 'Jim Flynn v. Jack Johnson,' was truly a masterpiece in the fistic art. Messrs. Ramos and Ramos are showing some splendid…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-07-15 - 1912-07-16
Summary:

Two performances: Pictures only at 7.15 p.m. & Full programme at 9.15 p.m; Performance by Billy Eldid & Troupe; Returning performance by Miss Addie Leigh

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1912-07-15
Summary:

Both Mr. Billy Eldid & Co. and Jack Johnson will perform at the Victoria Theatre tomorrow night. The cinematograph films are exceptionally good; notably the one entitled 'The Golden Belt.'

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-07-15
Summary:

Roars of laughter greeted the appearance on Saturday night at the Victoria Theatre of Billy Eldid and his troupe. The mirth-making burlesque of the Johnson-Flynn fight delighted the audience. Miss Addie Leigh is also billed for this week.