A History Of Film Exhibition And Reception In Colonial Hong Kong: 1897 To 1925
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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1897-10-14 - 1897-10-16
Summary:

The latest improved projecting machine in which the vibration so noticeable and trying to the eyes is now entirely eliminated. Views of the Queen's Jubilee in London will be the special feature of the Entertainment. The following scenes will be shown: A dispute between Bicyclists; The…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1897-10-15 - 1897-10-16
Summary:

The Cinematograph for one night only. The latest improved projecting Machine in which the vibration so noticeable and trying to the eyes is now entirely eliminated. Views of the Queen's Jubilee in London will be the special feature of the Entertainment. The following scenes will be shown: A…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1897-10-18 - 1897-10-20
Summary:

Matinee for children, when the Queen's Jubilee Views will be exhibited besides other interesting and amusing for the little folks. As for the 9.15 p.m. section, last opportunity to see the Queen's Jubilee Pictures and others so highly spoken of by the press. Booking at the Robinson…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1897-10-20 - 1897-10-20
Summary:

The Cinematograph was a grand success. This was the last opportunity to see The Queen's Jubilee Pictures and other beautiful views; Seats can be reserved at W. Robinson & Company's Stores. Johnson & Charvet are the proprietors.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1897-10-21
Summary:

Messrs Johnson and Charvet repeated their exhibition of the Cinematograph at the Theatre Royal last night. The screened film includes 70 distinct photographs; The Spanish dance 'Bolero'; The Jubilee procession passing Green Park; the most comical and laughter provoking picture 'A…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1897-11-20
Summary:

Miss Elsie Adair's entertainment continues in Theatre Royal. With additional performers Mrs. Jewell and Miss Lee Jarvis.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1897-11-20
Summary:

At the Theatre Royal tonight, Miss Elsie Adair, assisted by several Hongkong amateurs, will give another performance. And fifteen views of the Jubilee procession will be shown on the vitascope. Mrs Jewell, and Miss Lee Jarvis, the celebrated comic opera prima donna, is to contribute several…

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Headline: Elsie Adair
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1897-11-22
Summary:

The Theatre Royal was fairly well filled on Saturday night by the performance from Elsie Adair, Mr. Vanderlip. Mrs. Jewel and Mr. C. T. Robinson. A number of new and old views were shown with the Vitascope and the graphic fidelity which some of them were animated was warmly applauded by the…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1904-09-08
Summary:

It has been announced that Norma Whalley, the actress, who recently obtained a divorce from Sherrie Matthews, in New York, was married on August 2 to E. P. Clarke, son of Sir Edward Clarke, K.C. The ceremony took place in St. James' Church, Piccadilly.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1907-11-19
Summary:

The artistic character of 'living pictures' shown in the theatre Royal last night deserved a larger house. The entertainment of the highest class is provided. Sir Approval, Lady Lugard's little friends, the son of the Colonel and Mrs. Darling appreciate the 'living pictures…

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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: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1908-03-06
Summary:

In the court of Summary Jurisdiction, yesterday afternoon Miss Latour sued the proprietor of a cinematograph in Dex Voeux Road for $75, alleged to be due as salary. Mrs. Coggin sued the same defendant for $20.80, also alleged to be due as salary. The defendant was a Belgian named Dufresne. Mr.…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1908-03-21 - 1908-04-03
Summary:

Des Voeux Road (Opposite to Central Market) For a short season only. Commencing Tuesday, 24th March. 3 performances each evening. Walter E. Deaves' and Vaudeville Co. with English Marionettes. Tour of the World. Price and schedule details included.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1908-05-08
Summary:

The Victoria Cinematograph with its newest and up-to-date films continues to draw large audiences nightly. The pictures are undoubtedly greatly appreciated as evinced by the hearty applause evoked, the 'Cabman Mystified' and the 'Lost Umbrella,' being particularly good. The…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1908-05-16
Summary:

Crowded 'houses' still continue to prevail at this pleasant place of entertainment in the Des Voeux Road. The films shown are up-to-date and are placed on the scene in a very steady manner. Tonight and tomorrow night will witness a special programme, including duets by Mrs. Pastor and…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1908-05-18
Summary:

A change of programme is announced for the Victoria Cinematograph tonight, and the pictures shown will include a most exciting chase after Automobile Thieves in America. Engel Troupe and Mrs Pastor will also appear.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1908-05-26 - 1908-06-04
Summary:

Artists: Mrs Pastor, Messrs Cavajal, Arthur Harris, Geo. B. Ray. New films every second day. Two performances nightly. Schedule details included. Don't forget the address: Des Voeux Road (Pottinger Street Corner).

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1908-06-05 - 1908-06-11
Summary:

Artists: Mrs Pastor, Mr Cavajal. New films every second day. Two performances nightly. Schedule details included. Don't forget the address: Des Voeux Road (Pottinger Street Corner).

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1908-06-12
Summary:

The Victoria Cinematograph received a series of new films by the last mail from Europe, some of which will be exhibited on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. The piece de resistance is one entitled 'The Poor Mother' and it is said to be highly dramatic. Monday next will be the last…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1908-06-12 - 1908-06-15
Summary:

Artists: Mrs Pastor, Messrs Cavajal, Arthur Harris, Geo. B. Ray. New films every second day. Two performances nightly. Schedule details included. Tickets can also be obtained at the Robinson Piano Co. Don't forget the address: Des Voeux Road (Pottinger Street Corner).