A History Of Film Exhibition And Reception In Colonial Hong Kong: 1897 To 1925
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Headline: Bijou
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1902-02-10 - 1902-02-13
Summary:

Grand classic drama, The Martyrs. Performance by Eileen Murray and R. H. Stephenson. London graphic as a new feature (Gaumont Co.).

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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: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1903-02-14 - 1903-02-24
Summary:

Department store ad. Sale of Cinemagraphs in various prices. Mentioned that Cinemagraphs can be worked by a child.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1903-06-19
Summary:

At the meeting of Sanitary Board yesterday afternoon the following letter was read from the Colonial Secretary, the Hon. F. H. May, was regard to the closing of Chinese theatres. The letter stated that persons attending the theatres would probably be less crowded together than if they remained…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1905-02-25
Summary:

The Bijou Variety Entertainers opened their concert at the St. Patrick's Hall to a small but appreciative audience. Performers included W. Hunt, George Burnett, H. W. Ray, Violet Quinn, G. James, The Passaros, F. Winckelsett. A very pleasant evening was concluded by some slides from the…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1905-09-16 - 1905-09-25
Summary:

Two performances nightly from 7.15 p.m. to 9 p.m. and from 9.15 p.m. to 11 p.m., starting from tonight. The programme includes 'Chinderella' [sic], 'The Eruption of Mount Pelle' and 'Destruction of St. Pierre, Martinique' for tonight and 'Passion Play' for…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1905-09-26
Summary:

The Royal Biograph conducted by Mr F. Neuman who has a fine collection of pictures. The pictures shown included scenes in the Russo-Japanese war, land and seascapes, street scenes from Shanghai and India, and many other humorous and interesting character. The biograph was set in the tent which…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1905-12-25
Summary:

Prof. F. Starr sailed recently from New York for Africa. He hopes to have new light upon their origin and ancestry by making a series by making a new video. He will also ask Mr. Samual Verner, another scientist, for help. Prof. Starr hopes to throw new light upon their origin and ancestry by…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1906-01-13
Summary:

We understand that the Reception Committee for the entertainment of H. R. H. Prince Arthur of Connaught, on his arrival in the Colony next month decided at their meeting yesterday to invite the public, both European and Chinese. H. R. H. dine with the Chinese Community in the Ko Shing Theatre.…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1906-05-21
Summary:

A large audience, mostly Chinese, filled the Ko Shing Theatre on Saturday, when Mr. Stevenson had a number of special films on the bioscope. The entertainment was a great success, and the graceful dancing of Carmencella was highly appreciated.

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Headline: Public Auction
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1906-08-16 - 1906-08-17
Summary:

Public auction of furniture and household goods, including a complete Bioscope.

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Headline: Public Auction
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1906-11-27 - 1906-11-29
Summary:

Public auction of miscellaneous goods and one Bioscope with films.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1907-08-26 - 1907-11-18
Summary:

New film arrive weekly. Price 43 cents (Straits Currency) per metre. Sole agent for the Straits, Burmah, Java, Sumatra, Siam, Hongkong, The Philippines, etc.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1907-09-17 - 1907-10-26
Summary:

New Films arrive weekly, price 43 cents per metre (Straits Currency). F. Dreyfus is the sole agent for The Straits, Burmah, Java, Sumatra, Siam, Hongkong, The Philippines, etc.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1907-10-31 - 1907-11-14
Summary:

New Films arrive weekly, price 43 cents per metre (Straits Currency). F. Dreyfus of the Boston Steamship Company, is the sole agent for The Straits, Burmah, Java, Sumatra, Siam, Hongkong, The Philippines, etc.

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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: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1908-03-09 - 1908-03-12
Summary:

New films. Latest novelties. The London Horse Show, at which His Majesty King Edward and H. R. H. the Prince of Wales were present. Sisters and brothers. Engel. Song and dance. And other artists. Films and apparatus for sale. Don't forget the address: Des Voeux Road, Pottinger Street.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1908-07-18
Summary:

The Alexandra Cinema-Theatre is visiting Hong Kong. Their performance last night in a hall at No. 2 Zetland Street started shortly after eight. With the Manila String Band in attendance, and with Mr. Gongiles at the piano, the first performance was a song 'Honey Boy' by Miss Thelma.…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1908-09-01 - 1908-09-07
Summary:

(2 Zetland Street 2) The best cinematograph show in Hong Kong. Every night at 9:15 p.m. Miss R. Giralda - Spanish dances. Miss Hortensia - Spanish songs. Mr Torras - Tenor songs. New songs nightly. New pictures every second night.