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: 1898-04-13 - 1898-04-13
Summary:

Carl Hertz, the great London conjuror presented new tricks. First production of Mephisto's Target, a new illusion. Cinematographe: 'The Queen's Jubilee Procession,' 'The English Cricketers in Australia' and 'Rugby Football Match.'

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Headline: The Theatre
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1906-02-19
Summary:

The third production of 'Princess Toto' was appreciated in the crowded theatre on Saturday Night. The performance was classed as excellent, and was a credit to the whole company, both to those who appeared before the footlights and also those whose work prevented them from being seen.…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1907-08-23
Summary:

The article mentioned the background of how cinematograph picture became a vast industry, and also covered the production flow of moving pictures, including the cost of filming, genre selection from the production house, acting, lighting, staging, photography, the process of printing the…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1909-01-26
Summary:

Alexandra Cinematograph, in Zetland Street, offered the audiences high quality films. To begin with, the firm reproduced on the screen are the production of the noted firm of Pathe Freres of Paris. If we have a fault to find with the show at all it is that there was too little of the educational…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1909-07-02
Summary:

Mr. Louis Calvert has been chosen as the first producer to the long-heralded Millionaire's Theatre in New York. In a long interview with Daily Chronicle, Mr. Calvert has talked about his future theatrical productions.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1910-06-25 - 1910-06-25
Summary:

Premier hall of the colony (Des Voeux Road Central, Opposite Central Market). Schedule details included. Grand success of Miss Laura Diamond. Monday, June 27th, debut of Miss May Lewis. The funeral production of King Edward VII are expected in day's time.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1910-06-27 - 1910-06-27
Summary:

Premier hall of the colony (Des Voeux Road Central, Opposite Central Market). Schedule details included. Tonight: Debut of Miss May Lewis. Grand success of Miss Laura Diamond. Positively this week: The funeral production of King Edward VII.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1910-07-04 - 1910-07-09
Summary:

Premier hall of the colony (Des Voeux Road Central, Opposite Central Market). Schedule details included. Tuesday! The most complete funeral production of King Edward VII. Grand success of Miss Laura and Diamond. Miss May Lewis, introducing a novelty cinematograph film showing Miss Lewis'…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1911-01-20 - 1911-01-25
Summary:

Premier hall of the colony (Des Voeux Road Central, Opposite Central Market). Schedule details included. For a few nights. 'The Golden Rose,' a coloured picture of Pathe Frere's production. Benefit performance for Miss Thelma Wood on January 26. Grand success of Miss Dolly Swift,…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1911-02-10
Summary:

Tonight and a few following nights, patrons of the 'Empire' Cinematograph Theatre have a treat in store for them in the shape of the large new film portraying the powerful story of love and tragedy having for its central figure Messalina, the wife of the Roman Emperor Claudius. The…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1911-02-10 - 1911-02-23
Summary:

From tonight (Friday) and for a few days only, screening of the magnificent film of art: 'Messalina,' one of the best productions of Pathe's coloured cinematograph in 14 scenes.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1911-02-14
Summary:

Large crowds are attending the Bijou Theatre. Performances by Miss Vera Ferrace and Mr. Stephenson. The pictures are always up to the standard. The comic film 'How Max Linder Toured Around the World' is specially good. The Empire Cinematograph theatre has also had crowded houses. One…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1911-02-20
Summary:

The popular Bijou, which is now one of the established places of amusement in Hongkong, had another crowded house on Saturday. The pictures have always been kept up to the standard, and the latest, one of Pathe's coloured productions entitled 'The Gipsy's Jealousy,' being…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1911-03-16 - 1911-03-21
Summary:

From Friday, 17th Mar, 1911 and for a few nights only; also at matinees of Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th; the grand dramatic fantastic film, 2,000 feet long, one of the best coloured productions of Pathe's Cinematograph, Faust; the Donnellys, a big novelty and the champion dancers; come and…

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Headline: The Empire
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1911-04-11
Summary:

Messrs Ramos and Ramos have received another fine collection of films which will be exhibited during the Easter holidays. Amongst the pictures are those entitled 'The Statue'; 'The Tax Receiver'; 'Pygmalion'; 'Phedra'; 'Isis'; 'Semiramis…

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Headline: The Empire
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1911-05-03
Summary:

Mr Falanto, the great Italian baritone, still continues to delight large audiences at the Empire Theatre nightly where his splendid singing is greatly enjoyed. A fine collection of films is also being shown amongst them being the grand new dramatic coloured film entitled 'Pride' which…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1911-12-04
Summary:

Miss Kitty Delavale and Mr. Bob Stephenson are seen in this week's programme at the Bijou. Some fine films are being shown, among which are Max Linder's latest and 'Old and Modern Versailles,' which in point of spectacular effects, is one of Pathe Freres' best…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1911-12-21
Summary:

The programme at the Victoria Theatre includes one of those star pictures which the management has been screening regularly. The film which is run in two parts depicts the siege of Calais, the most interesting stage in the hundred years war. The characters are taken by well-known continental…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1912-02-27
Summary:

A fine film entitled the 'Queen's Necklace,' which illustrates a chapter of French history, is to be shown at the Victoria Theatre tonight. The case of the diamond necklace was a historical scandal which took place about 1785, in the reign of the ill-fated Louis XVI and Marie…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1912-03-20
Summary:

The productions staged at the Victoria Theatre under the auspices of Hughes American Musical Comedy Company have convulsed large audience with laughter. 'Society' was presented last night. The performance was offered by Messrs Paul Stanhope and Bert Le Blane, Madame Pearl Lloyd and Mr…