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: 1905-08-03
Summary:

Amusement Tax' was instituted a year or two ago in Russia, for founding an institution for the poor, under the title of the 'Empress Marie Foundation.' The tax is laid upon every amusement ticket sold, and the managers increase the price accordingly. Already more than 1,000,000…

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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: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1908-07-21
Summary:

The newly established Alexandra Cinema-Theatre in Zetland Street is a district addition to Hongkong's amusements and should prove a great success. The films shown are new and amusing, the orchestra makes sweet music. Signor Torras, the tenor, Miss Russell, and little Miss Thelma, all sing…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1908-08-24
Summary:

At the Alexandra Cinema-Theatre on Saturday evening a very large and enthusiastic audience gathered to witness the farewell performances of Miss Violet Russel and Little Thelma, who have had just concluded a two months' successful engagement with the management of the above theatre.…

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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: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1908-09-23
Summary:

There is an impressive ceremony in the Taiping Theatre to celebrate the birthday of Confucius.

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

There was a bumper house at the Victoria Cinematograph on Sunday evening, when Miss P.E. Macdonald held her benefit performance. Mille Cecilia and Mr L. Verard continue to please the large audiences while Miss Violet Russell and Little Thelma are great favourites. The pictures thrown on the…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1909-07-28
Summary:

The foundation stone of the new Bandmann Theatre at the junction of Queen's Road and Matthew Road, Bombay, was to be laid by Brigadier General Cater.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1909-10-13
Summary:

To the Editor S. C. M. Post – The writer was astonished that men of the educational attainments of Mr. Lau Chu Pak, Mr. Tam Tze Kong, Mr. Leung Pui Chi, and others should have been so weak-minded as to kneel down and kowtow thrice, three times in succession, before the effigy of Confucius (a…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1909-12-07
Summary:

Hongkong is to have two new theatres. Perhaps three! Two are cinematograph theatres. The foundations of the first are now being laid opposite the Central Market, on the plot of land between Des Voeux Road and the Praya where now stands the Hongkong Cinematograph. This land has been acquired by…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-05-13
Summary:

Miss Le Sage of the Dallas Musical Comedy Company, who was performing in Hongkong a few weeks ago, died in the Victoria Hospital at Tientsin.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-11-26
Summary:

Ground was broken yesterday at Yaumati for the foundations of an up-to-date cinematograph theatre for the residents of that neighbourhood. The capacity will be between 500 and 600 people and the theatre is expected to be ready by the end of January.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-11-09
Summary:

A verdict of 'Death from misadventure' was returned at the inquest on Edith Louise Koester, 35, formerly a film actress who was found dead in bed at her rooms in Guilford-street Russell square. She was accustomed to takimg vernal to overcome insomnia, and a quantity of the drug was…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1917-03-12 - 1917-03-12
Summary:

Band night; Screening of 'Two Little Vagabonds', Chaplin Comedy 'Charlie At Work' and 'Sage Brush Leading Lady'

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1920-08-07
Summary:

The newest organisation to enter the field of film production is the James B. Leong Productions, Inc., with offices at 1240 Maral Strong Bldg, Los Angeles, California, which was incorporated under the laws of State of California, 27th October 1919, with James B. Leong, President and General…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1920-09-20
Summary:

Fighting Cressy,' in which Jesse D. Hampton and Pathe present Blanche Sweet at the Coronet Theatre for three more days, is adapted from Bret Harte's Story, 'Cressy.'A splendid cast, including Russell Simpson, Edward Peil, Walter Perry, Frank Lanning, Pell Trenton, Antrim…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1920-10-29
Summary:

Blanche Sweet appears at the Coronet Theatre today and for four days in her newest Jesse D. Hampton-Pathe feature, 'The Deadlier Sex.' Miss Sweet is given excellent support by Mahlon Hamilton as the man who wanted nothing that money could buy; Winter Hall her father; Russell Simpson as…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1921-03-22
Summary:

Excavations for the foundation of a brick building to be used as a cinema are being made on a vacant site in Connaught Road Central (next to the Sun Company), which has been leased by the Government to Mr Lai Pak Hoi for five years.

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Headline: Flickers
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1922-04-14
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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1922-04-17
Summary:

The preparation for the foundations of the big building which is to occupy the Queen's Road-Pedder Street corner (Old Post Office site) is proceeding apace. However, this building will not occupy all of the sites. One of the owners, the purchaser of the Queen's Road frontage, where the…