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: 1898-01-20 - 1898-01-31
Summary:

The wonderful animatoscope will be on exhibition for a short time in Hong Kong, at No. 5, Arsenal Street, Queen's Road East, commencing from the 23rd January, and so forth. The Animatoscope is the Latest Invention of the Wizard Edison, and produces Pictures Life-Size and True to Nature,…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1898-10-01
Summary:

(Tientsin, Sept. 19) There is a great deal of talk among respectable Chinese regarding the theatres now running on the German concession, in which female actresses appear on the stage. They complain that they are such as would not be allowed by the Chinese authorities, and that in the case of…

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Headline: Bijou
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-02-22 - 1913-02-25
Summary:

Pathe Gazette's World's News in Picture including 'Wiffles Tries Cinema Acting', 'School of Gymmasts', 'A Ture Fish Story', 'Rinking Mad'and drama film 'Nais Miscoulin'; Performance by Miss Cecile Stephano, Miss Dollie Swift and Miss…

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Headline: Bijou
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1913-02-22 - 1913-02-25
Summary:

Programme at 9:15 p.m. World's news in pictures, Pathe Gazette, is included. Programme including a fine scenic, 'The River Clyde'; 'School of Gymnasts' [sic]; 'A True Fish Story'; 'Rinking Mad.' The drama, Nais Miscoulin. Performances by Miss Cecile…

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Headline: Bijou
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-02-24 - 1913-02-25
Summary:

9.15 programme: World's News in Pictures by Pathe Gazette, 'Wiffles Tries Cinema Acting,' 'The River Clyde' (a fine scenic), 'School of Gymnasts' [sic], 'A True Fish Story,' and 'Rinking Mad'; 'Nais Miscovlin' (drama); performances…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-06-06 - 1916-06-06
Summary:

Films screenings including 'The Lady Camille' (5 reels), 'Port of Salonica' (War Series), 'True Love Never Did Run Smooth' and 'Rabid Rabbit'; Boxing and fencing performances

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-06-07 - 1916-06-08
Summary:

Films screenings including 'The Lady Camille' (5 reels), 'Port of Salonica' (War Series), 'True Love Never Did Run Smooth' and 'Rabid Rabbit'; Boxing and fencing performances

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-06-07
Summary:

The main feature at the Victoria Theatre is 'The Lady Camille,' which is adapted from the story by Dumas. There was also a good string of comic pictures which were fully enjoyed, and a film entitled 'The Port of Salonica,' a good war picture.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-06-16
Summary:

England's National Theatre, Drury Lane, is occupied by the cinematograph. The War Office recognized the cinematograph and allowed it to visit the seat of war. The earnings of English film actors in America can indicate the size and resources of the film business. With its scope, the dignity…

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Headline: Palisade
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-09-04
Summary:

Big attendances have again been the rule at the Palisade open-air theatre at Kowloon, and our original prophecy that the place had only to be known in order to be appreciated seems to have come true. On Saturday, the 7th episode of Mr. E. Phillips Oppenheim's mystery serial 'The Black…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-09-05 - 1916-09-05
Summary:

Screening of 'The Black Box' (8th episode), Nordisk's 'The Golden Calf', 'Jim the Mule Boy', 'When Dreams Come True', 'Soldiers of Misfortune', 'Bunny's Mistake', 'A Stolen Purse' and 'Double Crossed';…

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Headline: Palisade
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1916-09-05 - 1916-09-07
Summary:

(Out-of-door pictures, location near post office, Kowloon) The eighth episode of 'The Black Box' (by Universal) in 2 parts are displayed tonight. Photo of the actor (Herbert Rawlinson) included. Dramas including 'The Golden Calf' in 3 parts (by Nordrisk), 'Jim the Mule…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-09-06 - 1916-09-06
Summary:

Screening of 'The Black Box' (8th episode), Nordisk's 'The Golden Calf', 'Jim the Mule Boy', 'When Dreams Come True', 'Soldiers of Misfortune', 'Bunny's Mistake', 'A Stolen Purse' and 'Double Crossed'

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1917-04-05
Summary:

There is no doubt whatever that a determined attempt is being made in certain quarters to discredit the kinemas. The appointment of a Commission of Inquiry, an unofficial body, it is true, but composed of responsible and reputable men and women, has been seized upon as an excuse to create a…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1917-07-17
Summary:

There was a large audience at the Victoria Theatre last night, when 'The Battle of the Ancre' was screened, and it is hardly necessary to say that it quite came up to expectations, depicting, as it did. The film, from the point of view of a true record of what is going on in France,…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1917-07-28 - 1917-08-16
Summary:

Tonight, the great Tran's Atlantic serial, 13th episode of 'Liberty' in 2 parts, 'The Final Turn'; comic: 'The Course of True Love Never Ran Smooth.'

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Headline: Bijou Theatre
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1917-07-28 - 1917-08-03
Summary:

Screening of 'Liberty' (13 episode), 'The Final Turn' and 'The course of true love neve runs smooth' (Comic)

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1918-12-06 - 1918-12-02
Summary:

Jack and the Beanstalk' is chosen by William Fox. This film can make your dreams in fairy tales come true even though you are not a child.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1918-12-09 - 1918-12-10
Summary:

The mastermind of William Fox has discovered the you wanted to see this tale. Jack, the Princess, the Giant, even the titanic beanstalk are there before you. You can see 'Jack and the Beanstalk' in the being.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-12-09 - 1918-12-10
Summary:

You can see a picture of the whole story--a picture filled with all the elusive charm and mystery which pervaded the reading of the story on that cold, stormy night. The genius of a score of man has perfected the moving-picture process that you might see your favourite tale in life; and the…