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: 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: 1923-11-22
Summary:

Today, for the last time, Coronet Theatre will be screening 'Garrison's Finish,' the exciting drama featuring Jack Pickford. Tomorrow, the theatre will be screening 'Cinderella's Twin' starring Viola Dana. The Coronet Theatre has announced the screening of D.W.…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-11-24
Summary:

Coronet Theatre will be screening 'Cinderella's Twin' featuring Viola Dana, for the last time today. Next week, 'Orphans of the Storm' D.W. Griffith's masterpiece is to be presented with a special musical setting.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-11-27
Summary:

Coronet Theatre will be screening a United Artists Corporation release, entitled 'Orphans of the Storm.' The D.W. Griffith directed film features Monte Blue, Miss Lillian and Miss Dorothy Gish. The film is an adaptation of Kate Claxton's 'The Two Orphans' and exhibits…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-11-28
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is screening 'Orphans of the Storm,' an elaborated development of D'Ennery's famous play 'The Two Orphans.' D.W. Griffith worked day and night for over a year to make sure that every element of the film is historically correct.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-11-29
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is currently screening the D.W. Griffith masterpiece entitled 'Orphans of the Storm' featuring Misses Lillian and Dorothy Gish. The last time the two actresses appeared together was in Mr. Griffith's 'Hearts of the World.' The United Artists Corporation…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-12-03
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is screening 'Orphans of the Storm.' The picture has received a great deal of favourable comment.

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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: 1923-12-05
Summary:

Coronet Theatre will be screening 'Orphans of the Storm' today and tomorrow only. Big crowds are sure to be the order.

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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: 1910-09-23
Summary:

It is New York correspondent of the Observer witnessed a demonstration of Edison's new invention, the kinetophone. A man shown on a screen was seen throwing an iron ball on the floor. There was a perfect reproduction of sounds, including that of a motor horn.

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Headline: Bijou Theatre
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1912-10-21
Summary:

Mr. Bob Stevenson is offering a splendid programme at the Bijou this week. The sketch 'A Gossip by the Wayside' is the most amusing dialogue between Mr. Stephenson and Miss Ada Rowley. 'The Fisherman's Son' is a magnificent picture story; 'Love and a Motor,' an…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-04-15
Summary:

The kinetophone is Mr. Thomas A. Edison's latest invention. Hong Kong will be able to see it in the evening of the 23rd. at the Theatre Royal. He took a newspaperman to his experimental theatre and explained that the kernel was the absolute synchronisation of the movements in the motion…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-04-28
Summary:

The first public exhibition of the Edison Kinetophone is to take place tonight at 9 p.m. (at Theatre Royal), and Hong Kong theatre-goers will be startled by the life-like reproductions of synchronised motions and sounds.

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Headline: Local
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-04-29
Summary:

Edison's latest invention, the Kinetophone, is described in today's paper. A demonstration was given in the Theatre Royal last night

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-04-29
Summary:

A large number of people assembled at the Theatre Royal last night to witness the first demonstration in Hong Kong of Edison's latest invention Kinetophone, the union of moving picture with voice was pleasing and effective. The first item was a short description of the invention, given by a…

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Headline: The Kinetophone
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-05-02
Summary:

The Kinetophone has been attracting large audiences to the Theatre Royal. The combination of voice and picture is not yet perfect, but it is well ahead of the picture alone, and is capable of improvement. There was a trifling mishap last night, when a spring broke, but the matter was promptly…

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Headline: The Kinetophone
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-05-03
Summary:

The Kinetophone programme at Theatre Royal was greatly appreciated, though many members of audiences felt dissatisfied at the failure of the D.C.L.I. band to put in an appearance until half time and a similar thing occurred on Tuesday night.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-09-03
Summary:

The successor to Mr. Madariaga, Senior P. Villaverde, made his first appearance at the Victoria Theatre as pianist and conductor on Saturday last. The drama screened last night 'The Wreck of the Aurora' was particularly interesting. Kinetophone is soon to be introduced at the Victoria…