A History Of Film Exhibition And Reception In Colonial Hong Kong: 1897 To 1925
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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1897-12-23
Summary:

Last night, an exhibition of the projectoscope was given by Professor Merrcovich in the rooms of the Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders. There was a small attendance. The names of machines for showing the animated pictures appear to be innumerable, and the projectoscope appears to be a…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1901-10-25
Summary:

Extensive alterations and improvements are being made upon the Lyceum Theatre at Shanghai, which has often been described as the best theatre in the Far East. The N. C. Daily News concludes: 'Safety has been attended to in its fire-exits, comfort in the many ways.' It is a pity the…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1902-02-20 - 1902-02-22
Summary:

(Des Voeux Road Central) From 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. and 9:15 to 11:15 p.m. May [sic] Linder's best pictures. Performance by Lyall Sisters. Dancers of 'The Brennons' are coming. Matinees on Saturdays and Sundays at 4 p.m.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1902-05-17
Summary:

Last night, a large audience greeted Barnes' Twentieth Century Entertainers on Theatre Royal. Madame Freed was in excellent voice, also with Miss Rosa Barnes. The moving pictures portraying scenes from the famous Dreyfus trial were by far the best that have been seen in Hongkong and gave a…

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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: 1906-04-28
Summary:

On Monday the 'Napoleon of the world's magicians' arrives in the Colony and will stay one week. This magician is from England and had made various performance before the Kings and presidents. His first part of the program is called 'creation and the second part will have a…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1906-08-02 - 1906-08-08
Summary:

The performances will open at Friday, August 3rd. Prices: Best Seats $2 & $1, Back Seats 60 Cents. Tickets for reserved seats at New Connaught Hotel.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1906-08-22
Summary:

Canton, August 20 – The new theatre at the former Longevity Monastery was opened for performances on the 27th day, and the place was exceedingly overcrowded. The people here regard the theatre at the best place for pleasure they can have in Canton.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1906-08-27
Summary:

The new Lock Sing Theatre is doing very good business and people are loud in their praises of the excellent Company engaged and the elegance of the theatre, which is the best that has yet been built in Canton.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1907-07-20
Summary:

A cinematograph exhibition opened at Cafe Weismann. It is reported to be excellent, the mechanical arrangements being of the most modern type, and the pictures being of the best. Electric fans kept the air comfortably cool and altogether a pleasant attraction was offered.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1907-08-06
Summary:

The Cinematograph Pathe in the Weismann's large hall was a success on Sunday night, and the series of scared pictures was highly appreciated by the audience. After a brief interval, a few amusing films were used, and all agreed that they were some of the best seen in the Colony.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1907-11-04
Summary:

The new Victoria Cinematograph is already well established and popular. The films are excellent and varied, and are thoroughly enjoyed. In many ways the management has done their best to deserve patronage, and the practical absence of 'flicker' is a proof that the machine and its…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1908-04-22
Summary:

The play's the thing,' sang the much quoted William. The natives of fair Cathay think similarly. When a popular piece is staged at the Taiping theatre a speculator usually buys up all the best seats and then sells them at the door, or in the streets. One hawker was fined $5.

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Headline: For Sale
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1908-07-04 - 1908-07-07
Summary:

One Edison Moving Picture Machine with 7,500 feet best French Film (Pathe) and all accessories for sale

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Headline: Geo. P. Lammert
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1908-07-04 - 1908-07-04
Summary:

For sale. One Edison moving picture machine with 7500 feet best French film (Pathe) and all accessories. On view at Geo. P. Lammert's Sales Rooms, Duddell Street.

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Headline: Geo. P. Lammert
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1908-07-06 - 1908-07-09
Summary:

Mr Geo. P. Lammert has received instructions to sell by public auction, on Friday, 20th July, 1908, at 12 o'clock. One Edison moving machine with 7500 feet best French film (Pathe) and all accessories.

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Headline: Public Auction
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1908-07-07 - 1908-07-08
Summary:

One Edison Moving Picture Machine with 7,500 feet best French Film (Pathe) and all accessories selling by Public Auction

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Headline: Public Auction
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1908-07-09 - 1908-07-09
Summary:

One Edison Moving Picture Machine with 7,500 feet best French Film (Pathe) and all accessories selling by Public Auction tomorrow

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Headline: Public Auction
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1908-07-10 - 1908-07-10
Summary:

One Edison Moving Picture Machine with 7,500 feet best French Film (Pathe) and all accessories selling by Public Auction today

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1908-08-31
Summary:

Crowded houses, nightly, is still the dominant factor at the Victoria Hall. A new film now being shown is 'The Pearl Diver' and is one of the best coloured pictures in the art of cinematography that one could wish to see. The Engel Sisters also appear this week in entirely new songs…