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: 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: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1905-05-02
Summary:

L. S. Robert Willa, (No. 63) placed Pang Kai before Mr. Haseland, at the Police Court on Monday, charged with assaulting him whilst in the execution of his duty at the Ko Shing Theatre on the 29th ultimo. Wills stated that defendant, while in the theatre, would not sit down, thereby obstructing…

4
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…

5
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…

7
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.

12
Headline: Boxing
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1907-11-13
Summary:

Arrangements have been made for a meeting at the City Hall on Dec 7 between Billy Bellew and Roberts of the Dockyard Police. On Thursday nest Billy meets Taff Childs, and they are expected to go 10 rounds for a side stake of 200 at the Victoria Cinematograph.

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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: 1908-09-12
Summary:

Numbers of singers, including Miss Rosita Diralda, Miss Violet Russel, orchestra under Mr F. Gonzales, Mr Donald Harvey, Mr Harry Gould, Mr Leckie, Signor Torras, Miss Giralda, had been performed and number of films had been shown in the middle of the events, firstly 'Her first Bike Ride,…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1908-10-08 - 1908-10-26
Summary:

(2 Zetland Street 2) Miss Tena Latour in entirely new songs. Every night at 9:15 p.m. Manila Orchestra. Director - Mr. F. Gonzales. New songs nightly.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1908-10-27 - 1908-11-03
Summary:

Tonight! Every night at 9:15 p.m. Manila Orchestra. Director - Mr F. Gonzales. New songs nightly. New pictures every second night.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1908-11-16
Summary:

Mrs. May, president of the Ministering Children's League, wants to specially thank Mrs. Tomkins, Mrs. Peter, Mrs. Eves, Miss Loureiro, Mrs Jordan, Mrs. Seth, Mrs. H. W. Bird, for helping Messrs. W. Powell and Company, Messrs Lane Crawford and Company, Wesmann Limited, Chazalon and Company,…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1909-03-30
Summary:

Mr F. Arnold, sub-manager of the Pathe Cinema Machine Co., summoned Mr V. D. Casley, of the Star Cinematograph, for an infringement of a trademark, belonging to the plaintiff company. Mr D. V. Steavenson, of Messrs Deacon, Looker and Deacon, appeared for the prosecution, and Mr Reader Harris, of…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1909-05-27
Summary:

In addition to the liberal programme of interesting pictures shown at the Hongkong Cinematograph, which is under new management, Mr. Harold F. Evelyn, a New Zealander, gave a display of feats of strength and showed by keeping time to music the great command he has of each muscle.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1909-06-24
Summary:

The death of Mr. F. F. F. Kiene in Tacoma, Washington, is announced. The deceased was well-known in Hongkong for many years. He was engaged in the insurance business, and afterwards went into business in Zetland St. as an auctioneer, in premises now occupied as a cinematograph.