(To the Editor, S. C. M. Post) The Coronet Theatre, of Hongkong, has recently been showing a film entitled 'The Thief of Bagdad.' The film itself was very good, but may I ask why it is that the public of Hongkong are forced to pay such exorbitant prices at this theatre whenever they are showing an attraction? This film has been shown at Covent Garden Theatre in London, and a very good seat could be obtained there for the sum of two shillings and four pence. Yet, the Coronet, which is a very third-rate theatre compared with Covent Garden, charged one and two dollars. The system of prices amounts to this: the Chinese people pay one dollar, and as the white people of Hongkong are hardly expected to sit amongst the Chinese, they have to pay two dollars. This seems to me a very unfair practice.
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The Thief of Bagdad (View more)
Lotta Woods (scenario editor)
A recalcitrant thief vies with a duplicitous Mongol ruler for the hand of a beautiful princess.
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