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: 1897-11-20
Summary:

Miss Elsie Adair's entertainment continues in Theatre Royal. With additional performers Mrs. Jewell and Miss Lee Jarvis.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1897-11-20
Summary:

At the Theatre Royal tonight, Miss Elsie Adair, assisted by several Hongkong amateurs, will give another performance. And fifteen views of the Jubilee procession will be shown on the vitascope. Mrs Jewell, and Miss Lee Jarvis, the celebrated comic opera prima donna, is to contribute several…

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Headline: Elsie Adair
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1897-11-22
Summary:

The Theatre Royal was fairly well filled on Saturday night by the performance from Elsie Adair, Mr. Vanderlip. Mrs. Jewel and Mr. C. T. Robinson. A number of new and old views were shown with the Vitascope and the graphic fidelity which some of them were animated was warmly applauded by the…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1907-11-19
Summary:

The artistic character of 'living pictures' shown in the theatre Royal last night deserved a larger house. The entertainment of the highest class is provided. Sir Approval, Lady Lugard's little friends, the son of the Colonel and Mrs. Darling appreciate the 'living pictures…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1908-01-23 - 1908-02-04
Summary:

Great Change of Programme. A magnificent film, 'Ali Baba or the Forty Thieves' [sic]. Fregolini, transformist and monologue. Dorothy and her songs. Funny bob-bob (R.A. Macdonald) new songs. Two Performances nightly. Don't forget the address: Des Voeux Road, Pottinger Street.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1908-03-06
Summary:

In the court of Summary Jurisdiction, yesterday afternoon Miss Latour sued the proprietor of a cinematograph in Dex Voeux Road for $75, alleged to be due as salary. Mrs. Coggin sued the same defendant for $20.80, also alleged to be due as salary. The defendant was a Belgian named Dufresne. Mr.…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1908-05-08
Summary:

The Victoria Cinematograph with its newest and up-to-date films continues to draw large audiences nightly. The pictures are undoubtedly greatly appreciated as evinced by the hearty applause evoked, the 'Cabman Mystified' and the 'Lost Umbrella,' being particularly good. The…

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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: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1908-05-18
Summary:

A change of programme is announced for the Victoria Cinematograph tonight, and the pictures shown will include a most exciting chase after Automobile Thieves in America. Engel Troupe and Mrs Pastor will also appear.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1908-05-26 - 1908-06-04
Summary:

Artists: Mrs Pastor, Messrs Cavajal, Arthur Harris, Geo. B. Ray. New films every second day. Two performances nightly. Schedule details included. Don't forget the address: Des Voeux Road (Pottinger Street Corner).

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1908-06-05 - 1908-06-11
Summary:

Artists: Mrs Pastor, Mr Cavajal. New films every second day. Two performances nightly. Schedule details included. Don't forget the address: Des Voeux Road (Pottinger Street Corner).

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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: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1908-06-12 - 1908-06-15
Summary:

Artists: Mrs Pastor, Messrs Cavajal, Arthur Harris, Geo. B. Ray. New films every second day. Two performances nightly. Schedule details included. Tickets can also be obtained at the Robinson Piano Co. Don't forget the address: Des Voeux Road (Pottinger Street Corner).

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1908-11-02
Summary:

The Volunteer Parade Ground was prettily enclosed with flag barriers. This year's bazaar and fete were successful. The Governor and the Colonial Secretary were present. Mrs. Peter, Mrs. Stedman, Mrs. May, Mrs. Tomkins, the Misses Loureiro and Mrs. Jordan were the most prominent workers. The…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1908-11-16
Summary:

Mrs. May, president of the Ministering Children's League, wants to specially thank Mrs. Tomkins, Mrs. Peter, Mrs. Eves, Miss Loureiro, Mrs Jordan, Mrs. Seth, Mrs. H. W. Bird, for helping Messrs. W. Powell and Company, Messrs Lane Crawford and Company, Wesmann Limited, Chazalon and Company,…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1911-02-24 - 1911-02-28
Summary:

Tonight is the debut of the eminent artistes, Mr. & Mrs. Donnelly, baby Tommy Donnelly (5 years), and little Kitty Donnelly (7 years); special songs, dances and sketches. From tonight and for a few days only, screening of the magnificent film of 'The Inn' or 'The Drink,'…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1911-02-28
Summary:

The grand skating carnival in connection with the Victoria Skating Rink takes place tonight. Messrs Ramos and Ramos, the proprietors are giving no less than four valuable prizes for which the ladies have a chance of competing; While in Empire Theatre, a very fine and interesting film entitled…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1911-03-01 - 1911-03-06
Summary:

Grand success of the eminent artistes Mr. & Mrs. Donnelly, baby Tommy Donnelly (5 years), and little Kitty Donnelly (7 years); special songs, dances and sketches; magnificent films; matinees on Saturday and Sunday.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1911-08-02
Summary:

A bumper house at the Victoria Theatre on Tuesday night gave the Collier Sisters an enthusiastic send-off on the occasion of a benefit performance in their honour. The Donnelly Troupe, Little Kitty and Mrs Elsie Donnelly also provide their performance. With a number of interesting films were…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1911-11-21
Summary:

At the Theatre Royal on Saturday, the management of the Palace Theatre, Mount Austin, is producing one of their well-known variety entertainments. Performances by Mr. and Mrs. Worcester, Mrs. Walker and Mr. Donne.