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: 1909-12-30
Summary:

The Salon Cinema Theatre, Wyndham Street, is now in working order. The building had been thoroughly renovated and made fireproof in all its parts. All seats have a clear view of the stage, and to effect this improvement the walls have been considerably raised, also the floor at the entrance.…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1910-04-04
Summary:

Messrs Ramos and Ramos, proprietors of the 'Victoria' Cinematograph in Des Voeux Road, conceived the idea some time ago of erecting a theatre worthy of the Colony, and they secured the site on which stood the old Hongkong Cinematograph, opposite the market. Portion of this site was…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1910-07-09
Summary:

Even though it was good many years ago, now the old theatre in Hong Kong is too small, badly ventilated and its acoustics are the despair of every operatic and dramatic company that ventures to produce a piece within its walls.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1911-03-28
Summary:

St. Petersburg, March 7 -The disaster at Bologi was caused by the explosion of a cinematograph lantern. The film represented a collision between two trains. The showman had previously announced that there would be appropriate crashing, and the spectators assumed that the explosion was part of…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1911-05-27
Summary:

The new Victoria Theatre, a fine building in Des Voeux Road, erected by Messrs. Ramos and Ramos, was opened last night, the initial performance being well attended, in spite of the attraction at the City Hall. The theatre is capable of seating upwards of 800 persons, the chairs being of the tip-…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-05-31
Summary:

It is easy to understand why Mr. R. H. Stephenson, or 'Bob' Stephenson as his intimates call him, the popular lessee and manager of the Bijou Scenic Theatre, is looking forward with such pleasurable anticipation to his forthcoming trip to Australia. The Bijou closes down after this…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1912-11-28
Summary:

There was a capital house at the Victoria Theatre last night, when the Raymond Teal Musical Comedy Company opened their season. There are performances from Miss Corinne Carkeek, Mr. E. Z. Gabble and Mr. Fritz Fields. The company will continue till the close of the first week in December.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1914-11-26 - 1914-11-28
Summary:

The magnificent coloured drama, 'The Secret of the Wall' in 4 parts - 5,000 feet long, very exciting; also 'Millionaire Milkman,' 'Womanly Curiosity,' and 'Bad Desire'; 2nd series War Pictures in 2 parts on Tuesday; performance by the band of the 25th…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1915-01-30
Summary:

A Russian gentleman has asked the Ministry of Interior to issue him a passport for travelling through the walled cities in Chihli. He states that he will give moving picture shows in every city he visits.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-02-10
Summary:

New regulations governing sign-boards have been issued by the bureau of internal revenue. Theatres or cine houses displaying posters on exterior walls must pay an annual tax.

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Headline: Other Cases
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-03-29
Summary:

A Chinese proprietor of a cinematograph show at West Point was fined $7 or 14 days for putting advertisement posters in a prohibited place, viz. a Government wall.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1916-05-18 - 1916-05-20
Summary:

The fifth and sixth episodes of 'Exploits of Elaine' on Friday, 19th May, 1916. Comics including 'Rum and Wall Paper' (by Keystone) and 'Tiny Jim and His Sister.' Pathe's British gazette included. Performances by Humphrey Bishop and his London star company on…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-05-19 - 1916-05-22
Summary:

Films screenings including 'Exploits of Elaine' (5th and 6th episodes), 'Rum and Wall Paper' (Keystone) and 'Tiny Jim and His Sister'; Screening of Pathe's British Gazette; Coming performance by Humphrey Bishop and London Star Company

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1917-03-07
Summary:

In the past five years the United States has produced about 73,000,000 bales of cotton. The moving picture business depends upon cotton, for the films are made of pyralin, which lends itself to manufactures ranging from toys to scientific instruments. – Wall Street Journal

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1917-07-18 - 1917-07-20
Summary:

From July 18-20, showing two thrilling dramas: 'Mistress of the Air' in 3 parts and 'A Hole in the Wall' in 3 parts.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1917-07-18 - 1917-07-18
Summary:

Screening of 'Mistress of the Air' and 'A Hole in the Wall'

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1917-07-19 - 1917-07-20
Summary:

Tonight: Screening of 'Mistress of the Air' and 'A Hole in the Wall'

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1918-03-14 - 1918-03-16
Summary:

From Mar 15-18, 9.15 pm performance, Pearl White in 'The Fatal Ring,' episode 1 (3 parts) 'The Purple Diamond,' episode 2 (2 parts) 'The Crushing Walls'; British & American Gazettes.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-03-15 - 1918-03-18
Summary:

Programme March 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th. Tonight at 9.15 p.m., Pearl White in 'The Fatal Ring,' episode 1 (3 parts), 'The Purple Diamond,' and episodes 2 (2 parts), 'The Crushing Walls.' British and American Gazettes, etc. Booking at Anderson's. March 15…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-12-11 - 1918-12-12
Summary:

Jack and the Beanstalk,' the film that cost one hundred thousand pounds to produce--with its thirteen hundred children, its diminutive stars, its eight-and-a-half-feet giant, its castle and its walled city, built solely for this wonderful production--has an appeal to grown-ups as well as to…