A History Of Film Exhibition And Reception In Colonial Hong Kong: 1897 To 1925
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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1905-12-18
Summary:

On the site of Longevity Monastery, a new style of shops and houses with verandahs like these in Hong Kong will be built. There will be ample roads for rickshas with footpaths on both sides for people to walk upon. On the northeast corner a big theatre like the Taiping Theatre, of Hong Kong,…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1907-01-05
Summary:

A very good story is told of Mr. Sidney Dark, the dramatic critic, and this year's President of the O.P. Club, who took the chair at the Old Savoyards dinner, Mr. Dark, as is well-known, is the critic of the 'Daily Express,' and went into the sub-editor's room one evening…

3
Headline: Benefit Night
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-10-12
Summary:

The Victoria cinematograph was packed last night, the occasion being a benefit performance to the popular manager, Mr. Blake. There was a full programme, and every item was thoroughly enjoyed. Mr. R. H. Stephenson, the manager of the Bijou Scenic theatre, kindly assisted with the programme, as…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-05-17
Summary:

A Chinaman and a Eurasian came to blows in the semi-darkness and created a disturbance at a Singapore picture show last night. They were eventually separated, and the audiences returned from this exciting interlude to view further pictures.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1913-10-07
Summary:

The article mentioned the strong growth of the cinema business in Great Britain and America. These important and interesting facts of the wonderful growth of cinema are given by Mr. Valentia Steer in his book, The Romance of the Cinema. Mr. Steer also mentioned the cinematograph has caught the…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-10-09
Summary:

Six years ago the total number of employees in cinematograph theatres in Great Britain was about 500. They now exceed 125,000. Their weekly wage-bill probably runs into £250,000 or more. The number of people visiting the cinemas per week must be well over eight million. These and many other…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1914-01-01
Summary:

During a recent cinematograph show in Solo, Java, a lady fell from a box seat into the pit and fractured a bone. Her screams in the dark caused a panic amongst the audience and many persons were injured in the general rush.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1914-04-28 - 1914-04-30
Summary:

Films screenings including 'Bob Gets Strong', 'Light After Darkness' (in 2 parts), 'The Plumber and the Lunatics', 'Pocahontas', 'The Massuer's Ruse' and 'Tweedledum Rears a Pupil'; Screening of Gaumont Graphic

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1914-04-30 - 1914-04-30
Summary:

Tonight at 9.15, Gaumont Graphic, 'Bob Gets Strong' (comic), 'Light after Darkness' in 2 parts (interesting), 'The Plumber & The Lunatics' (comic), 'Pochontas' [sic] (drama), 'The Masseur's Ruse' (comedy), 'Tweedledum Rears a Pupil…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1914-07-15 - 1914-07-17
Summary:

Films screening of 'Wiffles and the Millionaire' (3 parts, 4,000 ft) and 'A Lighthouse in Darkness'; Screening of Pathe's British and American Weekly; Coming performance by Albert Morrow

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1914-07-16 - 1914-07-17
Summary:

For 3 nights only, the laughable comedy 'Wiffles and the Millionaire' in 3 parts - length 4,000 feet, a thrilling drama'A Lighthouse in Darkness,' and 'Pathe's British & American Weekly'; performance by Morrow.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1915-03-12 - 1915-03-12
Summary:

Film screening of'Deeds of Darkness' (2 parts, 4,000 ft); Also some new comic, new interesting; Coming screening of Pathe's Latest war pictures, 'War of Wars' (6 parts)

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1915-03-12 - 1915-03-15
Summary:

On Mar 12, the startling & thrilling detective film 'Deeds of Darkness' in 3 parts - length 4,000 feet; also new comic, new interesting and Pathe's latest War Pictures; the magnificent picture 'War of Wars' in 6 parts, expected in a few days,

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1915-03-13 - 1915-03-16
Summary:

Film screening of 'Deeds of Darkness' (2 parts, 4,000 ft); Also some new comic, new interesting; Coming screening of Pathe's Latest war pictures, 'War of Wars' (6 parts)

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1915-08-18 - 1915-08-18
Summary:

Films screenings including 'Lost in the Dark' (3 parts, 4,000 ft) and 'A Good Excuse' (2 parts)

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Headline: Bijou Theatre
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1915-08-19 - 1915-08-20
Summary:

On Aug 18th, 19th & 20th, the dramatic story 'Lost in the Dark' in 3 parts length 4,000 feet; 'A Good Excuse,' a comedy in 2 parts.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1915-08-19 - 1915-08-20
Summary:

Films screenings including 'Lost in the Dark' (3 parts, 4,000 ft) and 'A Good Excuse' (2 parts)

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-03-03
Summary:

In addition to the performance of the Melbourne Company at the Victoria Theatre. 'The Spell of Darkness' will be screened for the first time. The film's opening scenes were taken in the Champagne region in France. Film synopsis included.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-03-14
Summary:

Something entirely different' is being advertised for tonight's show by the Melbourne Company at the Victoria, and judging from excerpts extracted for 'Suzanne,' it should be a musical treat. Wagner, Tschaikowsky, Sullivan, Mendelssohn, Chas. Aucliffe [sic], Sidney Jones, etc…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-03-14
Summary:

The Melbourne Company will stage a miniature musical comedy called 'Suzanne,' members included Tosti, Stephen Adams, Edwin Green, Arthur Sullivan, Tschaikowsky, Sidney Jones, Lionel Monckton, Wagner and Miss Ada Edney with Mr Tom Melbourne.