A History Of Film Exhibition And Reception In Colonial Hong Kong: 1897 To 1925
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Headline: Elsie Adair
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1897-11-19
Summary:

Miss Elsie Adair provided performance at Theatre Royal last night. Apart from her, other performers included Mr. Vanderlip, Mr. C.T. Robinson, Messrs. Tripodi and Sananara. Another feature of the performance was the display of views by the Edison 'Vitascope.' The views included waves…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1897-11-19
Summary:

Last night in Theatre Royal, the Elsie Adair Company gave an amusing entertainment before a large house. And a series of animated pictures were shown by means of Edison's Vitascope. It was an almost total absence of the flicker which has characterised all previous exhibitions of pictures of…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1897-11-19 - 1897-11-20
Summary:

Elsie Adair performed and there were new animated pictures including Fifteen Views of Queen's Jubilee Procession. Noted that soldiers and sailors in uniform half-price to Back Seats only.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1897-11-19 - 1897-11-20
Summary:

Performance by Elsie Adair, assisted by amateurs from the Warships, Regiments, and the Hongkong Amateurs. New Animated Pictures, including fifteen views of the Queen's Jubilee Procession.

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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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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: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1908-04-25 - 1908-04-29
Summary:

(Opposite Central Market) Tonight. New films! 'The Sinking of the Mary Jane.' Schedule details included.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1909-09-01
Summary:

In the place of the present makoshifts [sic] which do duty as cinematograph theatres, shortly be erected on the site of the present Hongkong Cinematograph in Des Voeux Road, a palatial building of steel frames and reinforced concrete by a syndicate headed by Mr. Fogliano. The building will be…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1911-04-22 - 1911-04-24
Summary:

(Flower Street) Cinematograph vaudeville. This week 3 special pictures included: 'The Clown Coloured,' 'Max Linder in Search of a Sweetheart' and 'The Sceptre.' Tonight. Performances by Miss Grace Vyveene, and Miss Vera Ferrace on Friday, April 28, 1911. Debut of…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1911-04-22 - 1911-04-24
Summary:

3 special Cinematograph Vaudeville pictures this week: The Clown (coloured, Max Linder in search of a sweetheart); The Sceptre (Miss Vera Ferrace and Miss Grace Vyveene); Arriving Shortly -- Miss Grace Wilson (look out for Vera Ferrace's benefit).

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1911-04-29 - 1911-05-05
Summary:

Cinematograph Vaudeville, the lastest pictures with popular artists, the only place to pass an enjoyable evening; performance by Grace Wilson; see handbills for popular prices.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1911-05-02
Summary:

Miss Grace Wilsons singing and dancing performance was enthusiastically received at the Bijou Theatre last night. A detailed introduction of Miss Wilson. Photo of her included.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1911-05-06 - 1911-05-09
Summary:

Sharp Cinematograph Vaudeville is provided every evening at 9.15 p.m.; performances by Miss Grace Wilson and Miss Grace Vyveene; the only place to pass an enjoyable evening, electric fans throughout theatre; special pictures this week: 'The Hobble Skirt' and 'The Heart Forgives,…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1911-05-10 - 1911-05-12
Summary:

Cinematograph Vaudeville every evening at 9.15 p.m.; performances by Chas Mackaye, Grace Wilson, and Grace Vyveene; special pictures this week: 'The Hobble Skirt' and 'The Heart Forgives,' 'Shooting Rapid in Japan' and Max Linder.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1911-05-13 - 1911-05-19
Summary:

Cinematograph Vaudeville and The Flower Street Pierrots; performances by Grace Wilson, Grace Vyyeene, May Maxwell, Chas. Mackaye, and Bob Stephenson; electric fans throughout theatre.

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Headline: Bijou Theatre
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1911-05-25
Summary:

The pictures thrown on the screen at the Bijou Scenic Theatre last night were excellent and the comic films were very amusing. Miss Grace Vyveene, Miss Grace Wilson, Silvio Sanzini, and Mr. Chas. Maekaye all made a hit in their shows.

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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: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1911-10-27 - 1911-10-31
Summary:

Special attractions at 9:15 p.m. from Saturday, 28th October. Comedy, The 'Liberte' Catastrofes: 'Neighbours' by Max Linder, 'Back to the Prairie,' 'The Traitor,' 'Trying to Grow,' 'Jane's Sleeping Sickness,' 'Champion Club…