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: 1897-10-14 - 1897-10-16
Summary:

The latest improved projecting machine in which the vibration so noticeable and trying to the eyes is now entirely eliminated. Views of the Queen's Jubilee in London will be the special feature of the Entertainment. The following scenes will be shown: A dispute between Bicyclists; The…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1897-10-15 - 1897-10-16
Summary:

The Cinematograph for one night only. The latest improved projecting Machine in which the vibration so noticeable and trying to the eyes is now entirely eliminated. Views of the Queen's Jubilee in London will be the special feature of the Entertainment. The following scenes will be shown: A…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1897-10-20 - 1897-10-20
Summary:

The Cinematograph was a grand success. This was the last opportunity to see The Queen's Jubilee Pictures and other beautiful views; Seats can be reserved at W. Robinson & Company's Stores. Johnson & Charvet are the proprietors.

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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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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1898-04-12 - 1898-04-12
Summary:

New change of programme by Carl Hertz and Mdlle. D'Alton. Entirely new, popular, and pleasing subjects of new pictures. The Cinematographe showing The Queen's Jubilee Procession, The English Cricketers in Australia and Rugby Football Match, 20 new subjects. Mr. Hertz will perform at…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1898-04-13 - 1898-04-13
Summary:

Carl Hertz, the great London conjuror presented new tricks. First production of Mephisto's Target, a new illusion. Cinematographe: 'The Queen's Jubilee Procession,' 'The English Cricketers in Australia' and 'Rugby Football Match.'

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1898-04-13 - 1898-04-13
Summary:

The two farewell performances by Carl Hertz. The pictures showing The Queen's Jubilee Procession, The English Cricketers in Australia and Rugby Football Match. Mr. Hertz will perform at Canton Club Theatre, next Thursday evening, one night only.

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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: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1902-03-07 - 1902-03-16
Summary:

March 11 to 16 from 2:30 p.m. daily. Stalls, exhibition and music are included. Music performances by H.M.S. Minotaur, K.O.Y.L.I., 8th Rajputs, 126th Baluchis, 25th and 26th Punjabis. Evening entertainments on 11th at 9:15 p.m., 12th at 7:30 p.m. and 13th at 9:15 p.m. including dinner, musicale…

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Headline: The Canton Club
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1905-08-25
Summary:

Extensive building operations are in progress at the Canton Club. The old Club Theatre has been demolished, and we are to have erected a structure which, when finished, will be capable of accommodating the best theatrical companies visiting Hongkong.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1905-12-29
Summary:

Canton, December 27 – There is one more new theatre by Shameen in Canton adjoining the Canton Club. The building is with modern style, and the construction details were discussed. The new Theatre will be opened on January 8th. Very detailed description of the theatre.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1906-06-28
Summary:

There has been bad blood existing between the ticket collector of the Tai Ping Theatre and a cook from the Hongkong Club. The cook and a coolie were arrested.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1907-01-05
Summary:

A very good story is told of Mr. Sidney Dark, the dramatic critic, and this year's President of the O.P. Club, who took the chair at the Old Savoyards dinner, Mr. Dark, as is well-known, is the critic of the 'Daily Express,' and went into the sub-editor's room one evening…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1907-11-18
Summary:

The first day's play of the cricket match drew a big crowd of spectators. A Pretty Fete: Visitors obtained a good deal of fun from the excellent films shown by the Cinematograph Company, which usually exhibits in the hall attached to the Café Weismann. The moving pictures were flung onto a…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1908-01-26
Summary:

We understand that the Victoria Cinematograph is offering two performances for the benefit of the poor of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul; one today and the other on 2nd Feb.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1908-01-28
Summary:

The Victoria Cinematograph is giving two performances on behalf of the poor under the charge of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. A special attractive programme has been arranged and a good house is expected as it is for the benefit of the poor.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1908-02-07
Summary:

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul sent us a statement showing that the benefit performance given on their behalf by the Victoria Cinematograph returned them a net sum of $100.50. The Society tender heartfelt thanks to Messrs Ramos and Ramos, the proprietors of the Cinematograph.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1908-02-08
Summary:

The Hon. Secretary, Mr. Jose M. de Graca writes about the two performances offered by the 'Victoria Cinematograph,' and writes about the profit and the cost for the performance. The Committee of the Society wanted to thank Messrs. Ramos y Ramos [sic], the proprietors.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1908-06-12
Summary:

The Victoria Cinematograph received a series of new films by the last mail from Europe, some of which will be exhibited on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. The piece de resistance is one entitled 'The Poor Mother' and it is said to be highly dramatic. Monday next will be the last…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1908-08-17
Summary:

The most successful al fresco concert was held in the Kowloon Cricket Club. There was a performance from Senor Torras, who is one of the leading artistes at the Alexandra Cinematograph.