A History Of Film Exhibition And Reception In Colonial Hong Kong: 1897 To 1925
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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1922-06-08
Summary:

The development and growth of the film industry and its place in modern life were discussed by Mr. Wilmer with a reporter of the Telegraph yesterday. Mr. Wilmer is well-known as a leading figure in the cinema trade, being a partner in the firm of Wilmer and Vincent of New York, an enterprising…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1922-07-31
Summary:

Today, Coronet Theatre is going to screen the famous 1922 Derby which was won by Captain Cuttle. The Theatre will also present two comedies, 'Her Unwilling Husband,' starring Blanche Sweet and 'Now or Never,' starring Harold Lloyd.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1920-08-06
Summary:

Notwithstanding counter attractions, the attendance at the Hongkong theatre has been very large during the week, and as the 'Seven Deadly Sins' series is coming soon to an end, and a new production from William Fox is being now announced, it is expected that the patronage will be…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-01-04
Summary:

New Scala Theatre screened a 'super' production film entitled 'Passion.' This will be the first screening of a German film in London since the outbreak of the war in November. The film was screened in Germany under the name of 'Madame du Barry' [sic] featuring Mlle…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-08-24
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is going to screen 'The Mark of Zorro' featuring Douglas Fairbanks. The period is that of Mexican California about a hundred years ago. Quality performance from Mr. Fairbanks makes the film an absolute treat to watch. Film synopsis included.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-08-28
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is currently screening 'The Mark of Zorro' featuring Douglas Fairbanks who plays a dual role in the movie. The film is set in old California when it was under the Mexican government and a colony of Spain. Film synopsis included.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-09-17
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is going to re-screen the Fairbanks success 'The Mark of Zorro' for one more day only. On Saturday, 'Robin Hood' with special music will be put on.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-10-10
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is going to screen 'Captain Fly-by-Night,' until Saturday. The story was written by Johnston M'Culley [sic] who also wrote the story of 'The Mark of Zorro' which featured Douglas Fairbanks. Mr. M'Culley has made the action scenes of 'Captain Fly…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-10-18
Summary:

The Coronet Theatre is going to screen a Richard Bartholmess [sic] feature entitled 'Tol'able David.' Film synopsis included.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-10-19
Summary:

Tolable [sic] David' is the screen version of Joseph Hergesheimer's novel and is closely watched by the critics. Hergesheimer wrote 'Tolable David' while he was living in the mountains of Virginia. The story portrays the real-life conditions of the mountain people and is…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-10-22
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is going to screen 'Tolable David' featuring Richard Bartholmess [sic]. The story originally appeared under Joseph Hergesheimer's signature in the Saturday Evening Post and the author lent his personal services to the production of the film.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-12-04
Summary:

The run of Griffith's 'Orphans of the Storm' featuring Dorothy and Lillian Gish has been extended until Thursday. The film is probably more famous than other big hits like 'Mark of Zorro' and 'Robin Hood' at the 'Little House.'

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-02-11
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is going to screen 'The Mollycoddle' featuring Douglas Fairbanks. The film is on the order of Mr. Fairbanks' 'Mark of Zorro' and is in the nature of a joyous interlude.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-04-21
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is going to screen 'Passion' this evening. The story revolves around the life of Madame du Barry, the celebrated favourite of Louis XV. The film boasts its wonderful acting, scenic grandeur and the majestic beauty. Film synopsis included.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-04-22
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is currently screening a screen classic 'Passion.' The story revolves around the life of Madame du Barry.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-04-23
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is currently screening the great historical film 'Passion.' Appropriate music by the Coronet Orchestra has been provided.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-04-25
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is going to screen Pola Negri's historical film entitled 'Passion,' for the last time this evening. The story revolves around the life of Madame du Barry. The film is filled with good acting, dramatic setting and superb settings.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-05-07
Summary:

Local cinema-goers have their last chance this evening of seeing Pola Negri in her great historical film 'Passion.' The picture is at the Star Theatre.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1925-03-11
Summary:

Coronet Theatre will be screening a First National attraction, 'The Fighting Blade,' featuring Richard Barthelmess, who is famous for his role in 'Tol'able David.' The cast also includes Miss Dorothy Mackaill, Mr. Frederick Burton. The film is full of thrill. Film…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1925-03-16
Summary:

Last night, Queen's Theatre screened Richard Barthelmess' 'The Bright Shawl.' The film is compared with productions like 'Sonny' and 'Tol'able David.'