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: 1901-08-21
Summary:

There is a very fine theatre on Kowloon Point. At least we conclude it is fine one from the manner in which the Chinese flock to it. Kowloonites don't object to the theatre itself, because it isn't a nuisance; but what they do object to is the fearful row made by the audience at the…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1905-05-31
Summary:

P. S. 75 MacDonald, of Yau ma-ti police station, charged a Chinaman with behaving in a disorderly and riotous manner in the Po Hing Theatre on the evening of the 23rd instant, Mr, Orme fined him $5.

3
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1908-05-16
Summary:

Crowded 'houses' still continue to prevail at this pleasant place of entertainment in the Des Voeux Road. The films shown are up-to-date and are placed on the scene in a very steady manner. Tonight and tomorrow night will witness a special programme, including duets by Mrs. Pastor and…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1908-06-02
Summary:

The Chinese Constable No. 907 was charged with behaving in a disorderly manner and assaulting the ticket collector of the Tai Ping Theatre. The defendant pleaded not guilty, and the judge sentenced the defendant one month's imprisonment on the second charge.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1908-08-06
Summary:

On Wednesday, Emil T. Bunje, manager of the Asiatic Petroleum Co., charged Herbert John May, chief engineer of a steamer, with having behaved in a disorderly manner, and having used abusive and insulting language whereby a breach of the peace might have been occasioned at the Alexandra Theatre.…

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

Shameen, November 8 – Illuminations: At 9:30 in the evening another concert was given by the band, accompanied by a cinematograph entertainment, which was thoroughly enjoyed. The grounds of the Consulate were beautifully set off above the main gateway. A word of praise is due to Consul Fox for…

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Headline: Offensive Plays
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1909-10-04
Summary:

The 'Government Gazette,' dated October 1st, announces a regulation made by the Governor-in-Council dealing with theatres and public performances by which the regulations in future will also cover 'the performance of any stage play offensive to good manners, decorum, or calculated…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1912-03-30
Summary:

The programme for tonight at the Bijou is an attractive one and consists of a very fine medley by Viola and Lilian, while Shakespeare's famous drama 'Romeo and Juliet,' Pathe Freres' masterpiece of coloured art cinematography, will be produced on the Biorama. This complete…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-01-14
Summary:

There are complaints about three young men seated in the front portion of the house persisted in making offensive remarks aloud, during one of the singing performance at the Victoria Theatre last night.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-01-31
Summary:

Bishop Pozzoni said that he should be sorry to be considered one of those who decried the educational and instructive value of the cinematograph, but he said without fear of contradiction that the so-called 'picture places,' where all manner of films are indiscriminately thrown on the…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1914-06-24
Summary:

A correspondent wishes to congratulate the management of the Victoria Theatre upon the manner in which some elated interrupter was ejected during the performance of the Great Duncan.

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Headline: Pathe Freres
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-03-15 - 1916-03-22
Summary:

Beg to announce that they have extended their film services and will now receive extra supplementary supplies of the best productions from the Pathe Studios in America; millions of dollars are being spent to produce these pictures with the best artists and scenic, effects, in the usual Pathe…

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Headline: Bijou Theatre
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-07-05 - 1916-07-07
Summary:

Performance by Miss Violet Bonetta and screening of 'Jack the Terror' (3 parts) and 'Diana's Decision' (3 parts) for 3 nights

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-08-15 - 1916-08-17
Summary:

Tonight, 'The Secret of Monte Carlo' in 3 parts, a highly interesting and exciting story written about this well-known resort; 'The Passing of Diana' in 2 parts by Vitagraph; 'The Cowboy Samaritan' (drama); 'The Wager' (drama); 'Tilly and the Football…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-08-15 - 1916-08-17
Summary:

Tonight: 'The Secret of Monte Carlo', 'The Passing of Diana' by Vitagraph, 'The Cowboy Samaritan', 'The Wager', 'Tilly and the Football Match' and 'The Awakening of Jones'

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Headline: Palisade
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1916-08-15 - 1916-08-17
Summary:

(Out-of-door pictures, location near post office, Kowloon) 'The Secret of Monte Carlo' in 3 parts tonight. 'The Passing of Diana' in 2 parts by Vitagraph. Drama including 'The Cowboy Samaritan' and 'The Wager.' Comedies including 'Tilly and the…

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Headline: Victoria
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-08-28
Summary:

The Victoria Theatre, on Friday, screened a war play of unusual interest: 'The Menace,' which is not only staged and mounted in the Film d'Art Company's best manner, but which unfolds a most strikingly ingenious plot. There was also a new Gazette, equal is point of quality to…

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Headline: The What Nots'
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-09-27
Summary:

Variety and Comedy Company opened their season at the Victoria Theatre. Their entertainment was performed in an artistic manner. The members of the company were talented while the staging and limelight effects are additional attractions. Performances by Miss Irene Beryl of 'The What Nots…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1917-01-31
Summary:

Last night at the Victoria Theatre, there was a good attendance for the new programme. This included some excellent war pictures, a most interesting descriptive film dealing with the manners and customs of the Annamites, a couple of comedies, and the 7th and 8th episodes of the popular film…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1917-03-20
Summary:

The programme featured a fine drama 'Salambo' depicting ancient Roman life, and also 'Julius Caesar.' The management intends to show the patriotism in a practical manner and the theatre will contribute a sum to War Charities.