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: 1914-12-21
Summary:

The picture 'The Plaything of His Luck' was screened on Saturday evening at Victoria. The bill also includes the Gaumont Graphic, 'Artemio in Love' and 'The Strength of Men.' Mr. Bert Flatt and Miss Flo Brooks performed.

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

The New Hongkong Cinematograph was well filled last evening by an appreciative audience, who thoroughly enjoyed both the pictures and the music. The programme was of a capital description. 'A Daughter of Eve' in five reels, was the premier film. A Gaumont Graphic film was also quite…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-09-11
Summary:

At the New Hongkong Theatre, a fine four-part Italian film, 'The Waitress Countess,' is being shown. The Gaumont Graphic contains a number of well-taken and most interesting photographs dealing with the war and other matters of topical interest, and there are further attractions in the…

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Headline: Bijou Theatre
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1917-04-21
Summary:

The Bijou Theatre is screening two very interesting pictures tonight: 'The Corsair,' a detective drama in six parts; and a Gaumont Graphic, showing the Allies in the East. There will be several changes of programme next week, on account of management having arranged to show a series of…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1918-01-21
Summary:

This afternoon, at 5.15, the Victoria Theatre has a big attraction, for 'Quo Vadis?' is to be screened. This magnificent picture is in seven parts. For tonight, there is a splendid programme, including the third and fourth episodes of 'The Great Secret,' as well as Pathe…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-03-28
Summary:

The performances at the Coronet yesterday were signalised by capacity houses who immensely enjoyed 'The Sack of Rome,' produced by the author of 'Quo Vadis?' the film sustains the claims made for it as being a beautiful spectacular panorama of Rome under the temporal power of…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-09-15
Summary:

At the Hongkong Theatre, starting from today until Friday, a very fine Paramount picture in five parts entitled 'The Yankee Girl' is being screened, in which Blanche Ring takes the leading role. A two-part comedy, 'Distilled Love' featuring the well-known comedy star Alice…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-10-26
Summary:

The World Theatre's star film 'The Source' is an interesting picture with a plot staged in a lumber camp. Film synopsis included. Other films shown are the Gaumont Graphic and a very funny comedy. At 5.15, the star film is 'Melting Millions,' and first three episodes of…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1922-07-13
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is going to screen 'The Romance of Happy Valley,' today. The film is written by Griffith, the same master hand of other films like 'The Birth of a Nation,' 'Intolerance' and 'Way Down East.' Lillian Gish is the lead actress.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1922-11-14
Summary:

Yesterday, Coronet Theatre screened 'Way Down East' where it managed to get full houses in all the three performances. The longish sort of film is directed by D. W. Griffith and is being shown daily at 2:30, 5:30 and 9 o'clock. The film has a simple melodramatic plot but is being…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1922-11-18
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is going to screen the Griffith film entitled 'Way Down East' tonight and tomorrow.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1922-11-20
Summary:

Coronet management has decided to screen Griffith's 'Way Down East' for three more days. Ministers of the gospel are being invited to attend as the management's guests.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1922-11-21
Summary:

Way Down East' will remain at the Coronet for today and tomorrow.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-01-05
Summary:

Kowloon Theatre is screening for the first time today 'Homespun Folks' which exhibits all the walks of American rural life. Resembling 'Way Down East,' the film is drenched with varieties of human appeal.

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Headline: Homespun Folks'
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-01-11
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is screening for the first time 'Homespun Folks' which highlights the beautiful landscape of rural American life. Appealing to human emotions, the picture becomes a rival to 'Way Down East.'

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-05-21
Summary:

All this week, Coronet Theatre is going to screen 'Conquest' featuring Priscilla Dean. Some of the scenes of this film are comparable only to the great ice break scene in 'Way Down East.' Film synopsis included.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-06-09
Summary:

While filming the drama 'Idol Dancer' in Jamaica, Griffith and his company sank in the water while they went out on a small streamer in search of a particular scene. But American seaplanes rescued them and their lives were saved. Tomorrow, Coronet Theatre will be screening 'Idol…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-12-05
Summary:

Way Down East' is one of the few films that is being booked for return visits and will shortly return to Hongkong.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-12-06
Summary:

Coronet Theatre will be screening 'Orphans of the Storm' for the last time today. Then the theatre will show the 'revival' of 'Way Down East' from Friday to Sunday. As far as re-screening of films based on its popularity with the general public is concerned, Coronet…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-12-07
Summary:

The famous film 'Way Down East' is to be screened at the Coronet Theatre today. It will have a special run of three days and nights.