A History Of Film Exhibition And Reception In Colonial Hong Kong: 1897 To 1925
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Headline: The New Theatre
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1911-05-24
Summary:

An application was received from Messrs. Palmer and Turner for permission to erect two water closets and six urinals at the New Victoria Theatre, Des Voeux Road Central.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1910-01-15
Summary:

In a month or so a new cinematograph hall will be opened by Messers Ramos and Ramos, proprietors of the Victoria and Hongkong Cinemagraphs beside others in the Far East, on the site now occupied by the Hongkong Cinematograph in Des Voeux Road. Messrs Palmer and Turner are the architects.…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1914-02-04
Summary:

The Theatre Royal made improvements in the past two years. Messrs. Palmer and Turner will set the most elaborate scenes and few theatres have better arrangements in this respect. Also, there are new electric installation and curtain designed by Mr. Denman Fuller.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1922-05-11
Summary:

On Empire Day (May 24th), Kowloon's new cinema, the Star Theatre, will be opened with a gala performance. The new enterprise is the work of Mr. Lee Yue-cheong, who has belonged the distinction of possessing one of the biggest and certainly the most attractive looking theatre building in the…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1904-03-11
Summary:

Messrs. Palmer and Turner sent in an application for permission to sink a well on Marine Lot No. 185 adjoining the new Tai Ping Theatre, for the purpose of filling the tanks with water to be used in a case of fire. Dr. Pearse mentioned that the purpose of a well is for drinking water.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1911-05-25
Summary:

The new Victoria Theatre, built by Messrs Ramos and Ramos, of the Empire Cinematograph, opens tomorrow evening at 9 o'clock. The theatre, which has taken nine months to complete, is the finest of its kind in Hong Kong. It was built by Messrs. Palmer and Turner. The accommodation is greater…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1911-05-27
Summary:

The new Victoria Theatre, a fine building in Des Voeux Road, erected by Messrs. Ramos and Ramos, was opened last night, the initial performance being well attended, in spite of the attraction at the City Hall. The theatre is capable of seating upwards of 800 persons, the chairs being of the tip-…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-07-24
Summary:

A new Theatre with a seating capacity of thirteen hundred people and fitted with up-to-date technology is under construction near Queen's Road Central opposite D'Aguilar Street. The theatre will be 65 feet high, 212 feet long and 63 feet wide. The humungous Theatre will have twice the…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1910-04-04
Summary:

Messrs Ramos and Ramos, proprietors of the 'Victoria' Cinematograph in Des Voeux Road, conceived the idea some time ago of erecting a theatre worthy of the Colony, and they secured the site on which stood the old Hongkong Cinematograph, opposite the market. Portion of this site was…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1909-12-07
Summary:

Hongkong is to have two new theatres. Perhaps three! Two are cinematograph theatres. The foundations of the first are now being laid opposite the Central Market, on the plot of land between Des Voeux Road and the Praya where now stands the Hongkong Cinematograph. This land has been acquired by…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-09-13 - 1921-09-15
Summary:

Tonight at 9.15 p.m., a grand attractive programme, Mitchell Lewis & Florence Turner in 'Fool's Gold.' Performances by The Gibson Family Entertainers. Admission: $1 and 60 cents. Matinee programmes: 5.15 p.m. from Tuesday to Thursday, 'As a Man Thinks,' 2.30 and 7.15…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1921-09-13 - 1921-09-15
Summary:

Mitchell Lewis and Florence Turner in 'Fool's Gold.' Also 'The Gibson Family Entertainers,' a first-class combination featuring their own original oceanic absurdity entitled 'Fun on a Battleship.' Matinee programmes: 5.15 p.m., Tuesday to Thursday, 'As a…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-07-25
Summary:

Improvements are being carried out, under the supervision of Messrs. Palmer and Turner, in the City Hall and the Theatre Royal. St. George's Hall, the St. Andrew's Hall and the small rooms are having new floors for dancing. The building is also being redecorated.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1921-09-13 - 1921-09-15
Summary:

Tonight at 9.15 p.m., a grand attractive programme: Mitchell Lewis and Florence Turner in 'Fool's Gold,' a big 6-reel super-production with strong supporting cast. Also the Gibson Family entertainers, a first-class combination, featuring their own original oceanic absurdity…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-06-20
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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1920-06-05
Summary:

At the Hongkong Theatre this week, William Fox presents a magnificent drama in 'Rough and Ready,' in which the famous William Farnum plays the leading part. He is supported by Violet Palmer.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1919-03-15
Summary:

It was a very contented audience which left the Victoria Theatre last night at the conclusion of Fredony's wonderful entertainment, especially from the performance of Miss Tessie Turner. The supporting picture programme is an excellent one and will be repeated for two more nights.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-09-03
Summary:

Chinese, particularly, have been interested in the screen production by their Shanghai compatriots of the film known as 'Her Sacrifice' which has enjoyed a brief run at the Queen's Theatre during the 2:30 and 7:15 performances. 'The Judgment of the Storm,' a Palmer…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1921-07-02 - 1921-07-02
Summary:

And see a romance that bubbles with youth and laughter, Blanche Sweet in 'Simple Souls,' from the novel by John Hastings Turner. Illustration included.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-09-15
Summary:

The World Theatre's patrons are enjoying the new role of Mitchell Lewis as well as the return to the screen of Florence Turner in 'Fool's Gold' which is now being shown and which will continue to be a feature of the matinees until Monday next.