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: 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: 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: 1912-09-18
Summary:

Mr. R. Stephenson, manager of the Bijou Scenic Theatre, is back to Hongkong and bring two lady artistes, Miss Ada Rowley and Miss Gladys Spencer back to the theatre. Mr. Stephenson informs us that the great improvements are being made in the hall and stage. The stage is to be extended right…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-09-18
Summary:

Mr. Bob Stephenson, the popular manager of the Bijou Scenic Theatre, arrived in the colony from Australia. Miss Ada Rowley and Miss Gladys Spencer are going to perform at the theatre. The former has also a good selection of picture songs. The 28th of September has been announced as the opening…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1912-09-19 - 1912-09-24
Summary:

Opening on Monday, 23rd. Debut of Miss Ada Rowley and Miss Gladys Spencer.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-09-20 - 1912-09-24
Summary:

Re-opening on Monday, September 23rd; All new pictures and performance by Miss Ada Rowley and Miss Gladys Spencer

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-09-20
Summary:

The popular Bijou Scenic Theatre will be once more thrown open to its patrons on Monday next. There will be a fine selection of new pictures, whilst the variety turns will be sure to please, the artistes being Miss Ada Rowley, Welsh balladist, and Miss Gladys Spencer. Mr. Stephenson is going to…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1912-09-23
Summary:

Miss Ada Rowley, Welsh balladist, and Miss Gladys Spencer are to make their first appearance in Hong Kong at the Bijou Theatre. The films are new and of a high standard of interest and excellence.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-09-23
Summary:

The Bijou Theatre, Flower Street, opens tonight, when a most attractive programme will be presented. Miss Ada Rowley and Miss Gladys will make their debut in Hongkong. The films, we understand, are entirely new, and the entertainment promises to be of a high-class order.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1912-09-24
Summary:

The Bijou Theatre was re-opened last night by Mr. R. Stephenson, the manager. Miss Gladys Spencer and Miss Ada Rowley quite captured the great audiences. The most recent films were provided.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1912-09-24
Summary:

The Bijou Scenic Theatre reopened last night with several improvements, with an enlarged stage and extension of the breadth of hall. The pictures shown were up to the usual high Bijou standard and all were quite new to the City. They included a beautiful coloured film and the Gaumont Graphic, a…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-09-24
Summary:

After renovation during the summer months, the natty little Scenic Theatre in Wyndham Street was re-opened last night under the happiest auspices. Many minor improvements had been effected, conducing to the comfort of patrons. Manager Stephenson succeeded in fixing on the opening night at an…