A History Of Film Exhibition And Reception In Colonial Hong Kong: 1897 To 1925
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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1904-03-11
Summary:

Messrs. Palmer and Turner sent in an application for permission to sink a well on Marine Lot No. 185 adjoining the new Tai Ping Theatre, for the purpose of filling the tanks with water to be used in a case of fire. Dr. Pearse mentioned that the purpose of a well is for drinking water.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1904-05-31
Summary:

In very recent wars the motion-picture cameras have made their appearance. C. Fred Ackerman, with whom the writer tented in China, is undoubtedly the most successful of the war motion-picture operators. His first experience was in the Philippines, which photographed two men in the act of being…

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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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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1909-12-07
Summary:

Hongkong is to have two new theatres. Perhaps three! Two are cinematograph theatres. The foundations of the first are now being laid opposite the Central Market, on the plot of land between Des Voeux Road and the Praya where now stands the Hongkong Cinematograph. This land has been acquired by…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1910-01-15
Summary:

In a month or so a new cinematograph hall will be opened by Messers Ramos and Ramos, proprietors of the Victoria and Hongkong Cinemagraphs beside others in the Far East, on the site now occupied by the Hongkong Cinematograph in Des Voeux Road. Messrs Palmer and Turner are the architects.…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1910-04-04
Summary:

Messrs Ramos and Ramos, proprietors of the 'Victoria' Cinematograph in Des Voeux Road, conceived the idea some time ago of erecting a theatre worthy of the Colony, and they secured the site on which stood the old Hongkong Cinematograph, opposite the market. Portion of this site was…

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Headline: The New Theatre
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1911-05-24
Summary:

An application was received from Messrs. Palmer and Turner for permission to erect two water closets and six urinals at the New Victoria Theatre, Des Voeux Road Central.

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

The new Victoria Theatre, built by Messrs Ramos and Ramos, of the Empire Cinematograph, opens tomorrow evening at 9 o'clock. The theatre, which has taken nine months to complete, is the finest of its kind in Hong Kong. It was built by Messrs. Palmer and Turner. The accommodation is greater…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1911-05-27
Summary:

The new Victoria Theatre, a fine building in Des Voeux Road, erected by Messrs. Ramos and Ramos, was opened last night, the initial performance being well attended, in spite of the attraction at the City Hall. The theatre is capable of seating upwards of 800 persons, the chairs being of the tip-…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1912-06-24
Summary:

Messrs. Ramos and Ramos presented a very fine programme at the Victoria Theatre on Saturday. The feature of this week's pictures is a two-part film. 'The Evil Fascination.' Fred Graham and Nellie Dent in a one-set comedy kept the house in roars of laughter during their performance…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-06-24
Summary:

The Victoria Theatre is presenting a very fine programme just now and it is pleasing to see that the enterprise of Ramos and Ramos is meeting with ample reward in the form of good houses. The speciality this week is a two-part film entitled 'The Evil Fascination,' superbly acted, while…

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Headline: A Good Show
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1912-07-08
Summary:

The pictures at the Victoria Theatre are well worth seeing this week. The long film 'For a Crown' is full of dramatic power. Fred Graham and Nellie Dent kept the house laughing with their burlesque.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-03-03
Summary:

Mr. Fred B. Smith and Mr. Raymond Robins are on a world tour in a 'men and religion forward movement' and visit YMCA. They have a meeting in the City Hall and accompanied by the Messrs. Paul J. Gilbert, P.H. Metcalf, C.M. Keeler and Ed. W. Peck. Raymond Robins dealt with the social…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1914-02-04
Summary:

The Theatre Royal made improvements in the past two years. Messrs. Palmer and Turner will set the most elaborate scenes and few theatres have better arrangements in this respect. Also, there are new electric installation and curtain designed by Mr. Denman Fuller.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1914-07-09
Summary:

London, July 8 – Fred Welsh beat Willie Ritchie for the lightweight championship at the Olympia and two thousand ladies were amongst the spectators at the Olympia. The contest was staged by Mr. C. B. Cochran, and Ritchie refused to sign articles unless he received £10,000 (win, lose or draw) and…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1914-09-07
Summary:

An exceptional theatrical agreement has been concluded by Mr. George Tyler, the American Theatrical manager, of the firm of Leibler and Company, New York. He has secured the exclusive services for a long term of years, both for America and for England, of Miss Phyllis Neilson Terry, the daughter…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-09-30 - 1916-10-03
Summary:

Last episodes of 'Neal of the Navy'; detective drama 'A Strange Adventure' in 3 parts; Wiffles: 'Fred as Soldier' [sic]; Charlie Chaplin by special request.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-03-14 - 1918-03-14
Summary:

Plot of episodes 1 to 2 of 'The Fatal Ring' by Fred Jackson included. Copyright 1917 by Fred. Jackson. All rights reserved. See it in moving picture tomorrow evening at Victoria Theatre.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-03-21 - 1918-03-29
Summary:

Plot of episodes 3 to 6 of 'The Fatal Ring' by Fred. Jackson included. Copyright 1917 by Fred. Jackson. All rights reserved. See it in moving picture tomorrow evening at Victoria Theatre.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-04-04 - 1918-04-04
Summary:

Plot of episodes 7 to 8 of 'The Fatal Ring' by Fred. Jackson included. Copyright 1917 by Fred. Jackson. All rights reserved. See it in moving picture tomorrow evening at Victoria Theatre.