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: 1902-05-05 - 1902-05-07
Summary:

Performances by Miss Rosa Barnes, Mr Harry Gray, Miss Malvena Moore, Mr John R. Reynolds, Miss Agnes Freed, Don Frances and Frank Frances, Madame Weber, Mr Tom Queen, Miss Marie Barton and Mr Joe Somers. The Biograph showing all the latest stirring scenes from South Africa during the War. Harry…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1902-05-05 - 1902-05-08
Summary:

The Company have arrived by the S.S. 'Rosetta Maru' and will positively open on Thursday, 8th May, at the Theatre Royal. Performances by Miss Rosa Barners, Harry Gray, Malvena Moore, John R. Reynolds, Agnes Freed, Don Frances and Frank Frances, Madame Weber, Tom Queen, Marie Barton and…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1907-07-23
Summary:

The Cinematograph entertainment in Weismann's Cafe attracted many people. The machine was an excellent one and showed the moving pictures with steadiness and brilliancy. The comic films were extremely amusing, the 'Electric Belt' in particular being screamingly funny. The '…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1907-09-23
Summary:

It was a private view of the wonderful photographs taken of wild birds on their nests, feeding their young, etc. by Messrs. Richard and Kearton. The photographs were taken by a bioscope. They were run through in film form on the bioscope machine.

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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: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1908-02-19
Summary:

Philadelphia, January 14 – Rhode's Opera House was on fire last night when an amateur performance entitled 'The Scottish Reformation' was given. At the rear of the balcony was a cinematograph apparatus, placed by criminal oversight in front of the principal balcony exit.

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

On Wednesday, Emil T. Bunje, manager of the Asiatic Petroleum Co., charged Herbert John May, chief engineer of a steamer, with having behaved in a disorderly manner, and having used abusive and insulting language whereby a breach of the peace might have been occasioned at the Alexandra Theatre.…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1910-01-05
Summary:

Mr. Cherry Kearton entertained the distinguished audiences at the Alhambra with a series of splendid moving pictures of his adventures in British East Africa. There were many other fascinating pictures of wild beasts and birds, a delightful film of 'Jackson's Dancing Bird' dancing…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1911-11-29
Summary:

The ricksha coolies who congregate outside the Victoria Theatre, have been making themselves very objectionable of late. When the patrons of the cinematograph come out the coolies make a wild rush for the entrance, regardless of the danger of knocking pedestrians down.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1911-11-30
Summary:

The ricksha coolies who congregate outside the Victoria Theatre, have been making themselves very objectionable of late. When the patrons of the cinematograph come out the coolies make a wild rush for the entrances. Six men were summoned at the Magistracy yesterday, but were let off with the…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1912-10-05
Summary:

Mr. E. B. John, the president of the Globe Moving Picture Shows of California, came to Hong Kong together with Mr. W. H. Lynch. They made a tour of the world, took scenic and industrial films which will be shown all over the world and that also will be made use of by the Educational Department…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-04-18
Summary:

Calgary, Alta., March 19 – Arthur J. Aylesworth, the theatre manager of the city, goes to the wilds of Alaska in order to find the subjects for the movies, an attempt to take the study of natural history a great step forward. A year will probably elapse before the party again reaches Calgary.…

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Headline: Bijou
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-05-03 - 1913-05-06
Summary:

9.15 Programme: Special wild West drama, 'Byaid of the Lariat,' great three part drama; 'The Weaker Vessel'; 'Liberty Hall' (comic); News of the World (Pathe Gazette & Gaumont Graphic); performance by Violet Bonetta; matinees details included.

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Headline: Bijou
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-05-24 - 1913-05-27
Summary:

Films screenings including 'The Sheriff's Daughter', 'Wild Wales', 'Training Fighting Cocks', 'The Beloved Vagabond' and 'The Savage'; Also screening of News of The Day by Pathe Gazette; Performance by Miss Violet Bonetta; 7.15 p.m. pictures…

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Headline: Bijou
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1913-05-24 - 1913-05-27
Summary:

A Pathe-colored American drama, 'The Sheriff's Daughter.' Other pictures including 'Wild Wales' and 'Training Fighting Cocks.' The comic, 'The Savage.' The drama, 'The Beloved Vagabond.' Pathe gazette included. Performance by Miss Violet…

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Headline: Bijou
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-05-24 - 1913-05-27
Summary:

9.15 Programme: Fine Pathe-color American drama, 'The Sheriff's Daughter,' 'Wild Wales' (a beautiful scenic), 'The Savage' (comic), 'Training Fighting Cocks' (interest), 'The Beloved Vagabond' (drama), and News of the World (Pathe Gazette);…

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Headline: Bijou
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-05-28 - 1913-05-29
Summary:

9.15 Programme: Special Attraction, Wild West in Hongkong, genuine cow boys in the original frontier playlet; the world-famous picture, 'Custer's Last Fight' (U. S. Cavalry overpowered by Indians); the picture of pictures, the thing you all want to see, 'The Charge of the…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-05-30 - 1913-05-30
Summary:

Special programme showing pictures by Pathe Freres; Performance by Miss Violet Bonetta, R.H. Stephenson, Professor Gonzales and the Wild West Players

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-06-20 - 1913-06-20
Summary:

Tonight, Friday, June 20th, complimentary benefit tendered Col. Bob Love, a monster programme, wild west stunts, human weight lifting; performances by Moore and the professor of the Victoria Theatre; matinees and price details included. Box plan at Robinson Piano Co., Ltd.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-09-24
Summary:

Buffalo Bill's Wild West' and 'Pawnee Bill's Far East,' duly catalogued and advertised for sale, has been publicly auctioned. The two Bills have two enterprises and made money while the sun shone. Their chief mistake was their failure to read the signs of the times…