Star Cinematograph

Wyndham Street,
Hong Kong

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The Star Cinematograph was situated in the Central District on the Hong Kong Island, and managed by Mr.Caslly, an American gentleman.

An article published by the English language newspaper The China Mail on 16th March, 1909, said "The building is so adapted that there will be the maximum ventilation possible, while there are two large double doors, allowing of a speedy exit in case of panic. Cleanliness has also been studied, and the floor will be of inlaid tiles, which will be thoroughly washed every day. The films to be shown have never been seen in the Orient
before, and several distinct novelties in the direction will be provided."

The original opening date of the cinema was on 20th March, 1909, but had to be postponed to 22nd March, 1909 due to the light problem. The films shown at the cinema included “Rescued from an Eagle’s Nest”, “Cupid’s Arrow”, “A Comedy of Errors”, “A Roll of Linoleum”, “Automobile Thieves”
etc.

The management of the cinema claimed the films shown at the films were imported from the USA. Besides films, its programmes also included
vaudeville shows performed by visiting artists.

Its exact closing date is unavailable.

Contributed by Raymond Lo
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