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: 1897-04-27
Summary:

Last night, Professor Charver gave a luminary exhibition of the latest invention in phantasmagoria in St. Andrew's Hall to a select party of press representatives and other gentlemen. There is a description of the screening of Cinematograph: a long strip of photographic film is wound from…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1906-11-06
Summary:

After a cinematograph exhibition which was held at the Royal Palace at Racconigi, Piedmont, Italy, King Victor Emmanuel shook hands with the entertainer.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-03-12
Summary:

There are lots of somebodies in Hongkong, and they were all at the University opening yesterday. The writer described the experience of the scenic railway, which proved to be quite worth the entrance fee. There was a full cargo of passengers this trip. It was a wonderful train. First it brought…

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Headline: The Cinemas
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-04-18
Summary:

Hongkong has had little cause to complain of lack of entertainment for many months past, yet through it all the Victoria and Bijou Cinemagraphs have maintained their own as attractions and seldom fail to draw large houses. At the Victoria, the Quealys made success, while the sisters Price were…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-10-10
Summary:

Much indignation was aroused in Budapest last month over a schoolboy named Dionys Kovalik diving from the Franz Josef Bridge into the Danube for a cinematograph picture and thereby meeting his death. Two of the employees at the theatre who photographed the scene have been arrested.

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Headline: Bijou
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-03-08 - 1913-03-11
Summary:

Tonight at 9.15, all new pictures, dramas and comics; The Latest News (Pathe Gazettes); performance by Bonetta and Stephano; next week, 'Les Miserables' (from the world story of Victor Hugo) will be produced at the Victoria Theatre.

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Headline: Bijou
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-03-08 - 1913-03-11
Summary:

Screening of The Latest News; Performance by Miss Violet Bonetta and Miss Cecile Stephano; 'Les Miserables' will be produced at the Victoria Theatre under the combined direction of Mr. R. H. Stephenson and Messrs Ramos and Ramos

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-03-11 - 1913-03-14
Summary:

Two performances at 7.15 pm for films and 9.15 pm for full programme; performance by Ardla; the magnificent picture 'A Lion Let Loose' and 'The Two Loves'; about end of March, 'Les Miserables' (from the world-story by Victor Hugo) will be produced at Victoria…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-03-11 - 1913-03-15
Summary:

Dance performance by Miss Freda Ardea; Film screening of 'A Lion Let Loose' and 'The 2 Loves';'Les Miserables' will be produced at the Victoria Theatre, which under the combined direction of Mr. R. H. Stephenson and Messrs Ramos and Ramos

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Headline: Bijou Theatre
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-03-17
Summary:

Saturday night's programme at the Bijou, including St. Patricks tide, Miss Stephano and Miss Violet Bouettes' singing, is extremely good. A film portraying Victor Hugo's novel 'Les Miserables' will be exhibited about the end of the month at the Victoria, under the joint…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-04-10
Summary:

The two long films 'The Bohemian Girl' and 'The Ironmaster' that will be projected at Victoria Theatre this week are extremely beautiful. Miss Freda Arden will sing and dance. In a few days under the combination management of Messrs Ramos and of Mr. R. H. Stephenson of the…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-05-05
Summary:

There was a large attendance on Saturday night and 'The Usurer' was shown at the Victoria. Miss Ardea also gained popularity. 'Les Miserables,' a film of Victor Hugo's great work, is expected daily.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-05-14 - 1913-05-15
Summary:

Tonight and for a few nights only, 'Les Miserables', by Victor Hugo at 9 p.m. sharp. Late car to the Peak. Late ferry to Kowloon. Booking at Moutrie's.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-05-15
Summary:

Les Miserables' was shown for the first time in Hong Kong at the Victoria Theatre last night and attracted a large audience. It is being produced under the combined direction of Messrs Ramos, Ramos and Co. and Mr. R. H. Stephenson. It is the adaptation of Victor Hugo's story. The story…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-05-15
Summary:

Victor Hugo's 'Les Miserables' is the story being given at the Victoria Theatre with the aid of magnificent films which take 3 hours to operate. The story is such as rivets the attention, and the successful exhibitions in Shanghai, India, and other parts of the world will surely…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-05-16
Summary:

The popularity which we prophesied for the great film 'Les Miserables' has been more than fulfilled. There was another packed house at the Victoria last night to witness Victor Hugo's wonderful story in picture.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-05-16
Summary:

A large number of audience was disappointed as they were not able to watch Victor Hugo's 'Les Miserables' due to the huge demand. Film plot included.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-05-19 - 1913-05-19
Summary:

Screening of Victor Hugo's 'Les Miserables' and new films; Performance by Miss Nora Moore; Late Car to the Peak

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-05-22
Summary:

One of the finest films ever seen in the East is 'Les Miserables.' Victor Hugo, Mr. R. Lemaitre, the manager of Pathe Freres, are congratulated for this success. We understand several new films of striking originality are to be shown in the East for the first time by this enterprising…

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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…