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: 1897-04-24 - 1897-04-26
Summary:

The Cinematograph' was the latest and greatest success of London and Paris which will exhibit for a short season. There were five sessions a day, each scheduled for an hour. Admission price one dollar and children at half-price.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1897-04-24 - 1897-04-26
Summary:

The Cinematograph' (The latest and greatest success of London and Paris) will exhibit for a short season, commencing Tuesday, the 27th April, 1897, for 5 sections each day. Admission: $1, children half-price.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1897-05-04
Summary:

The Cinematograph continues to draw large attendances daily and nightly at St. Andrew's Hall. Mr. W. Muskett's lucid and interesting 'lecture' enhanced the pleasure of young people. Professor Charvet will shortly introduce an entirely new set of pictures.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1898-01-20 - 1898-01-31
Summary:

The wonderful animatoscope will be on exhibition for a short time in Hong Kong, at No. 5, Arsenal Street, Queen's Road East, commencing from the 23rd January, and so forth. The Animatoscope is the Latest Invention of the Wizard Edison, and produces Pictures Life-Size and True to Nature,…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1902-03-05 - 1902-03-06
Summary:

(Des Voeux Road Central) For a short season. The Hughes Musical Comedy Co. will open at the Victoria Theatre on March 13th with 'The Speculators.' Booking at Moutrie's.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1902-05-10
Summary:

The latest entertainment arrived City Hall are the Barnes 20th Century Entertainers and Biograph Company. Performers include Madame Freed, Mr. Harry Gray, Mr. W. T. Burgess, Miss Florence Adelaide, Miss Rosa Barnes and orchestra of Royal Welsh Fusiliers. The series of capital films run through…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1903-04-24
Summary:

Commencing tomorrow, Saturday, at 8.30 p.m., the American Bioscope Company open for a short season in Hong Kong, at No. 5, Des Voeux Road. The programme includes Ventriloquism, Songs, Musical, Comedies, Bioscope and Phonograph Exhibitions. The prices of admission are 30 cents, 60 cents, and $1…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1904-05-27
Summary:

Hong Kong is threatened with a music hall of a pronounced type. These reports are to the effect that Mr. Louis Levy of Manila, has secured permission to open a vaudeville theatre in Hong Kong. We are aware of the fact that Mr. Levy was here a short while ago for the purpose of looking into the…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1904-09-26
Summary:

We still await authentic 'Views of interiors' from Lama. Perhaps ultimately cinematograph pictures will come, but the short occupation as far has not gratified our curiosity much. A humorist at the British Association meeting propounded a new theory of our expedition into Tibet. The…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1905-09-02
Summary:

Introducing two excellent attractions: The Wheelers, group of trick riders and Dante, a conjurer, from the performance of The Gaiety Stars Entertainment Company, which opened a short season in the Theatre Royal. Other than that, the rest of the performers include: singing and dancing by Mr Eric…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1905-09-02
Summary:

Mr. Will Holmsworth's Co. opened their season last night at the theatre Royal, and the show is nothing short of successful. Mr. Eric Hewell, Miss Ruby Maxwell, Miss Maud Larele, and Miss Lancy Stewart performed in the first part. The first part of the programme concluded with a refined and…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1906-05-19
Summary:

We are to have another exhibition of 'moving pictures' shortly. 'Smiling Metaner' writes us from Manila under date May 14, asking us to announce that he will be in Hongkong with the Britt-Nelson Fight pictures. In the meantime he expects to finish a very successful season in…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1906-07-01
Summary:

Lo Kwai, a seaman, was charged with assaulting Wong Shui, a gatekeeper of the Tai Ping Theatre. The complainant stated that defendant with a number of others tried to go up to the stage, but he prevented them. They went away and returned shortly afterwards. The defendant then struck witness with…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1908-01-09
Summary:

Mr. Joseph Gerard (Frenchman) is now paying a visit to Hongkong. He is a globe-trotter and has visited a lot of countries. He will deliver a short address in the Victoria Cinematograph on his experiences, and sell a picture postcard of himself to pay the expense of his tour.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1908-03-21 - 1908-04-03
Summary:

Des Voeux Road (Opposite to Central Market) For a short season only. Commencing Tuesday, 24th March. 3 performances each evening. Walter E. Deaves' and Vaudeville Co. with English Marionettes. Tour of the World. Price and schedule details included.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1908-04-02
Summary:

Several French playwrights have been commissioned to write short plays and sketches for the cinematograph. These plays will be acted by actors and actresses of repute in front of the instrument and then reproduced in all parts of the world.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1908-07-10
Summary:

A packed house greeted the initial performance of Professor Ryder, a society entertainer, magician, and illusionist of no mean ability, who opened at the Ko Shing theatre last evening for a short season.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1908-07-18
Summary:

The Alexandra Cinema-Theatre is visiting Hong Kong. Their performance last night in a hall at No. 2 Zetland Street started shortly after eight. With the Manila String Band in attendance, and with Mr. Gongiles at the piano, the first performance was a song 'Honey Boy' by Miss Thelma.…

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

The premises of the above company are still in the hands of the contractors who have not yet completed the repairs to the damaged roof and windows caused by the recent typhoon, but it is expected that the place will be re-opened shortly. New artists and a new set of animated pictures are…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1909-07-10 - 1919-07-16
Summary:

(No. 2 Zetland Street, Corner of Hoorain-Ali's, near Clock Tower) Special expensive and short engagement of La Bella Chiquita, who will change her programme of songs and dances nightly, making her debut in 'La Puce' and Miss Amity Rita, in 'Danse Fantaisie.' Grand…