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: 1898-10-01
Summary:

(Tientsin, Sept. 19) There is a great deal of talk among respectable Chinese regarding the theatres now running on the German concession, in which female actresses appear on the stage. They complain that they are such as would not be allowed by the Chinese authorities, and that in the case of…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1901-10-25
Summary:

Extensive alterations and improvements are being made upon the Lyceum Theatre at Shanghai, which has often been described as the best theatre in the Far East. The N. C. Daily News concludes: 'Safety has been attended to in its fire-exits, comfort in the many ways.' It is a pity the…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1902-02-15 - 1902-03-01
Summary:

The university buildings will be opened on Monday, March 11th, 1912 at 11 a.m. and followed by a six days' bazaar. A great variety of European, Chinese and Japanese articles are for sale. Exhibition of Chinese porcelains, military and naval entertainments, etc. are included.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1902-05-12
Summary:

Barnes' Twentieth Century Entertainers are as smart a variety combination as has visited Hongkong, and that their work is being appreciated is testified by the fact that the number of their patrons has increased nightly since they opened. Harry Gray, as a comedian, has few equals. The…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1902-05-14 - 1902-05-15
Summary:

Owing to the unsettled state of the weather, the Theatre will be closed and will re-open on Friday evening, on which occasion there will be a Grand Military Night. Box plan at the Robinson Piano Co.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1902-05-14 - 1902-05-15
Summary:

Owing to the unsettled state of the weather, the Theatre will be closed and will re-open on Friday evening, on which occasion there will be a grand military night. Saturday night, last grand farewell performance. Booking at the Robinson Piano Co.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1902-05-16 - 1902-05-17
Summary:

Grand Military Night; See the Biograph, presenting the moving pictures of the Dreyfus Trial, including the scenes introduction. Saturday night, last grand farewell performance. Booking at the Robinson Piano Co.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1904-08-01
Summary:

There was a crowded audience at the Metropole Theatre on Saturday night. At one time, it seemed that the night would be wet, but the drizzling rain soon ceased and this encouraged the hesitating one. The performers met with a warm reception, their acting being well applauded. The author later…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1904-09-26
Summary:

We still await authentic 'Views of interiors' from Lama. Perhaps ultimately cinematograph pictures will come, but the short occupation as far has not gratified our curiosity much. A humorist at the British Association meeting propounded a new theory of our expedition into Tibet. The…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1905-07-15
Summary:

The attendance at Chinese theatrical performances does not appear to be affected by hot weather. The Ko Shing, West Point is continually crowded and sometimes literally packed, so that the authorities are compelled to step in to ensure public safety. A Chinese official from Ko Shing was summoned…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1906-09-27
Summary:

Some time ago the proprietors of the Cheung Lok Theatre, at the Longevity Temple, had permitted the admission of more people than the theatre could hold, and therefore some disturbance was created. Some persons who were jealous at these proprietors' big profit, petitioned the authorities,…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1907-01-24
Summary:

Canton, January 22 – A Chinese merchant named Chu Tsun Chung sent a petition to the Department of Agriculture, Arts and Commerce, applying for the monopoly of showing the Cinematograph to the people. The Director of the Department, in reply says that as the cinematograph has been introduced by…

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Headline: The New Theatre
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1907-03-08
Summary:

Canton, 8th March – The authorities are still not satisfied with the annual royalty offered by the tenderers, Messrs. Wing Fuk & Co. for the lease of the new theatre at Chun Lung Hou at the eastern section of the new bund.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1907-12-06 - 1907-12-14
Summary:

Pictures which have never been exhibited; Two Performances each night; Military in uniform and children half price

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1907-12-07 - 1907-12-16
Summary:

Comfortable, interesting, pictures which have never been exhibited. Two performances each night, from 6.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. and 9 to 11 p.m. Price: first-class 50 cents, second-class 25 cents, military in uniform and children half-price.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1909-02-01
Summary:

The Mayor of New York has summarily revoked all licences for cinematograph exhibitions throughout the city. It is announced that he will not issue any fresh licences until satisfied that adequate precautions are taken against fire. Cinematograph shows have grown recently into a gigantic…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1910-01-19
Summary:

The attention of the authorities is called to the inadequate chair service at the Theatre Royal for the past two nights. Residents have been compelled to walk to the Peak tramway station, and many a much longer distance.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1910-04-16
Summary:

Nearly 400 miles of cinematograph films have been accumulated for copyright purposes at the national library of France. The authorities are at a loss to know what to do with them.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1910-06-17
Summary:

London, June 16 – There is great consternation in sporting circles over the attitude of the authorities in regard to the Jeffries-Johnson fight for the heavy-weight world's championship. For the moving pictures privileges alone, the sum of £30,000 has been fetched, but this is nothing…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1910-12-14
Summary:

Canton, 14th December – The land investment society here has been erecting buildings in the Eastern Suburb, near Tai-sha-tou, and among the buildings there is a new theatre in course of erection. The authorities have issued institutions prohibiting the building of this public place of…