A History Of Film Exhibition And Reception In Colonial Hong Kong: 1897 To 1925
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Headline: The City Hall
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1898-12-21
Summary:

A report is 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, 1897, to 30th June 1898, the theatre was…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1902-03-19 - 1902-03-20
Summary:

(Des Voeux Road Central) The Hughes Musical Comedy Co. at the Victoria Theatre with 'In Society.' Performances by The Dutchman and The Jew and Mdme Lloyd. Late trams are served. Booking at Moutrie's. Price details included.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1905-03-04
Summary:

At the Police Court, Lai Keng, the lessee of the Ko-shing Theatre, Queen's Road West, was summoned on two charges: (1) On February 26, obstructing the gangways and exits of the theatre; and (2) permitting people to stand in the gangways. Li Ching, manager of the theatre, deposed that he…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1908-01-26
Summary:

We understand that the Victoria Cinematograph is offering two performances for the benefit of the poor of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul; one today and the other on 2nd Feb.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1908-01-28
Summary:

The Victoria Cinematograph is giving two performances on behalf of the poor under the charge of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. A special attractive programme has been arranged and a good house is expected as it is for the benefit of the poor.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1908-02-07
Summary:

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul sent us a statement showing that the benefit performance given on their behalf by the Victoria Cinematograph returned them a net sum of $100.50. The Society tender heartfelt thanks to Messrs Ramos and Ramos, the proprietors of the Cinematograph.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1908-02-07 - 1908-02-13
Summary:

Tonight! Tonight! First appearance in Hongkong of Prof. Carl Rozello, the entertaining English magician and society entertainer. Performances by Melle Yvonne D'Arthis, Miss Nellie Loftus, Little Miss Irene. New films, humoristic and sentimental. Machado's String Band. Time 9 to 11.…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1908-02-08
Summary:

The Hon. Secretary, Mr. Jose M. de Graca writes about the two performances offered by the 'Victoria Cinematograph,' and writes about the profit and the cost for the performance. The Committee of the Society wanted to thank Messrs. Ramos y Ramos [sic], the proprietors.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1908-02-10
Summary:

Speaking at the Society of Arts, Mr. F. Martin Duncan described that the origin of the cinematograph was originated as far back as 1826 by Sir John Herschel, who, while dining with a friend, asked the latter how he would show both sides of a shilling at once. He was not satisfied with the…

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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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Headline: Science Marvels
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1908-08-06
Summary:

Some of the latest achievements of scientific research were on view at Burlington House, the headquarters of the Royal Society, London. Prof. Arthur Gamage showed an extraordinary arrangement of electrical instruments; another interesting device is the adaptation of the cinematograph from…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1909-03-04 - 1909-03-05
Summary:

Miss Viola C. Cooper. New English and German songs. Reappearance of Miss Oeoilia and Mr Verard, French artistes. Throne Jessie and Steve Adson, society entertainers. Don't forget the address: Des Voeux Road (Pottinger Street Corner).

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1909-03-12 - 1909-03-24
Summary:

(No. 2 Zetland Street, Corner of Hoorain-Ali's, near Clock Tower) Tonight and every evening. 9 to 11 p.m. Miss Rosa Barnes, the celebrated society entertainer. Prof. W. Vincent, conjuror and illusionist. Continual change of films. Price details included.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1909-03-18 - 1909-03-20
Summary:

(No. 2 Zetland Street, Corner of Hoorain-Ali's, near Clock Tower) Tonight and every evening. 9 to 11 p.m. Miss Rosa Barnes, the celebrated society entertainer. Prof. W. Vincent, conjuror and illusionist. Continual change of films. Extra performances daily 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Price details…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1909-03-22 - 1909-03-23
Summary:

(No. 2 Zetland Street, Corner of Hoorain-Ali's, near Clock Tower) Tonight and every evening. 9 to 11 p.m. Miss Rosa Barnes, the celebrated society entertainer. Prof. W. Vincent, conjuror and illusionist. Continual change of films. Extra performances daily 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Price details…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1909-03-25 - 1909-03-27
Summary:

(No. 2 Zetland Street, Corner of Hoorain-Ali's, near Clock Tower) Tonight and every evening. 9 to 11 p.m. Miss Rosa Barnes, the celebrated society entertainer. Prof. W. Vincent, conjuror and illusionist. Continual change of films. Extra performances daily 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Price details…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1909-03-29 - 1909-03-30
Summary:

(No. 2 Zetland Street, Corner of Hoorain-Ali's, near Clock Tower) Tonight and every evening. 9 to 11 p.m. Miss Rosa Barnes, the celebrated society entertainer. Prof. W. Vincent, conjuror and illusionist. Continual change of films. Extra performances daily 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Price details…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1909-03-31 - 1909-03-31
Summary:

(No. 2 Zetland Street, Corner of Hoorain-Ali's, near Clock Tower) Tonight and every evening. 9 to 11 p.m. Miss Rosa Barnes, the celebrated society entertainer. Prof. W. Vincent, conjuror and illusionist. Continual change of films. Next week! 'English Olympic Games, 1908,' as…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1909-04-01 - 1909-04-05
Summary:

(No. 2 Zetland Street, Corner of Hoorain-Ali's, near Clock Tower) Tonight and every evening. 9 to 11 p.m. Miss Rosa Barnes, the celebrated society entertainer. Prof. W. Vincent, conjuror and illusionist. Come and see the 'Olympic Games.' Price and schedule details included.…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1909-04-07 - 1909-04-10
Summary:

(No. 2 Zetland Street, Corner of Hoorain-Ali's, near Clock Tower) Tonight and every evening. 9 to 11 p.m. Miss Rosa Barnes, the celebrated society entertainer. Prof. W. Vincent, conjuror and illusionist. On Good Friday, 9 p.m. performance, 'Passion Play.' Price and schedule…