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: 1897-04-27
Summary:

Last night, Professor Charver gave a luminary exhibition of the latest invention in phantasmagoria in St. Andrew's Hall to a select party of press representatives and other gentlemen. There is a description of the screening of Cinematograph: a long strip of photographic film is wound from…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1902-01-15 - 1902-01-15
Summary:

(Des Voeux Road Central) From 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. and 9:15 to 11:15 p.m. Tonight and tomorrow night. The handsome picture, 'Battling Nelson v. Ad. Wolgast,' in 40 rounds, with 4000 feet long. Miss Lynda Davies is coming on January 26.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1902-01-17 - 1902-01-19
Summary:

(Des Voeux Road Central) From 7:15 to 8:45 p.m. and 9:15 to 11:15 p.m. The handsome coloured picture, 'Tristan and Isolda,' 3000 feet long, for a few nights only. Last performance by Harris and Vernon tomorrow night. Miss Lynda Davies is coming on January 26.

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Headline: Illegal Hawking
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1905-10-04
Summary:

Cheng Kwai Hung, a hawker of vegetables, for which he has a licence, found hawking theatre tickets more profitable than his own avocation. He went to Po Yan Street to carry on his new line of business. Unfortunately before he had been there very long, he was spotted by Chinese lukong No. 390 in…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1905-11-02
Summary:

The Bandmanns only stopped one night to perform. They were forced to perform in the Chinese Theatre in King Street, but the audience were enthusiastic. All the Penang ladies are longing for a fancy dress ball due to the charisma of the actors Harry Cole who played Jim Cheese.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1906-12-14
Summary:

A fresh method of entertaining passengers on a long voyage is to be tried by an Italian steamship company. British ship owners have been approached time after time to install a bioscope, but they have turned a deaf ear to every project, and it had been left to a foreign company to initiate a new…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1907-02-18
Summary:

Tuesday, February 12 – Tang I, an unemployed pleaded guilty to stealing a long coat from the Chung Hing Theatre. He got three weeks and four hour stocks.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1907-06-01
Summary:

Canton, May 30 – In consequences of the recent fire at Sam Kong, where about 500 persons were burnt to death in a theatre. Viceroy Chow has instructed the Provincial Treasurer and the Provincial Judge to send a special officer to investigate in order to give satisfactory compensation to the poor…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1907-09-02
Summary:

Cinematograph people have received a consignment of films by the French Mail, which shown for the first time in Hong Kong at Weismann's hall, Wyndham Street. One of the films is over 1300 feet long and the price of admission was fifty cents and a dollar. Every two or three nights the…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1907-09-06
Summary:

The Cinematograph Pathe will show 'The Harlequin's Love Story' tomorrow which is over 1600 feet long and is beautifully coloured.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1907-09-06 - 1907-09-19
Summary:

Tonight! News pictures, Saturday night showing 'The Harlequin's Love Story,' a film over 1600 feet long. Matinee, 4 p.m. Saturday. Performances every night at 9 p.m. including Sundays.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1907-09-07
Summary:

The Cinematograph Pathe in Weismann's hall continues to attract good audiences by a very special attraction – 'The Harlequin's Love Story.' The film is over 1600 feet long and said to be extremely amazing. Other films will also run through at the same time.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1907-10-07
Summary:

The Cinematograph Pathe at Weisman's large hall had a number of new films, varying from 1,100 to 1,500 feet long on Saturday night. One, illustrative of a tour round the world, was much admired.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1907-11-26 - 1907-11-30
Summary:

The Cinematograph Pathe will exhibit the 'Passion Play, Oberammergau,' film 6000 feet long. Also many other films, comic, dramatic & sensational, never seen in Hongkong. Booking at Messrs S. Moutrie & Co.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1907-11-27
Summary:

The Cinematograph Pathe, which has been exhibiting at Café Weismann with great acceptance for some time back, is branching out. Following the success of its open air exhibition at the Cricket Fete it is to exhibit in the City Hall next Saturday evening. The chief feature of the exhibition will…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1907-12-21
Summary:

The HongKong Cinematograph will exhibit pictures of the Passion Play on the night of 21-24 December. The films are 6000 feet long, and promise to be the most interesting and appropriate for this time of the year.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1907-12-24 - 1907-12-24
Summary:

Screening of 'The Great Passion Play', a film of 6000 feet long; Performance from the Madam Abdala's Troupe, sweets would be distributed during the interval

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1907-12-25 - 1907-12-25
Summary:

Screening of 'The Great Passion Play', a film of 6000 feet long; Performance from the Madam Abdala's Troupe, sweets would be distributed during the interval

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1907-12-27 - 1907-12-27
Summary:

Screening of 'The Great Passion Play', a film of 6000 feet long; Performance from the Madam Abdala's Troupe, sweets would be distributed during the interval

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1908-02-11
Summary:

The Victoria Cinematograph advertises a special attraction this evening in the shape of a splendid film, 3,000 feet long, illustrating the manoeuvering of the British Fleet. The film is said to be really wonderful.