A History Of Film Exhibition And Reception In Colonial Hong Kong: 1897 To 1925
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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1924-01-09
Summary:

Coronet Theatre conducted a Popular Pictures voting contest with a prize of $50. Among the voting for two hundreds film, the following films were consider as the most popular selections, which included: 'Shoulder Arms,' 'Quo Vadis,' 'My Four Years in Germany,'…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1924-03-15
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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1912-05-02
Summary:

There appear the so-called 'talking pictures,' a synchronization of the cinematograph and the phonograph by electrical science, are already in craze in London and Paris. So premising have been these reproductions of plays and operas that two prominent producers, Charles Frohman and…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1913-09-16
Summary:

A remarkable incident is reported from Whistable. During the exhibition of the 'Quo Vadis' films at the local picture palace one visitor became greatly agitated, and was overcome by his emotion that he fainted and had to be carried out of the building. It was reported that the visitor…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1913-10-07
Summary:

The article mentioned the strong growth of the cinema business in Great Britain and America. These important and interesting facts of the wonderful growth of cinema are given by Mr. Valentia Steer in his book, The Romance of the Cinema. Mr. Steer also mentioned the cinematograph has caught the…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1915-11-17
Summary:

Ashes of Happiness' is a two part dramatic coloured picture in which family misunderstanding is at last happily received. 'Snow sports in Switzerland' is an excellent 'interest' film; while the British Gazette and several good comics make up an attractive evening.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1915-12-04
Summary:

The current programme at the Victoria Theatre includes 'Colonel Heeza Liar, explorer' which provokes the audience to roars of laughter. Other good humorous films are 'Friend of the Family,' 'Knight Errant' and 'Bunny and a game of golf,' while 'The…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1916-01-12
Summary:

The Victoria Theatre provides entertainment with variety. 'Wiffles and the Millionaire' is a comedy, 'The Broken Oath' is a long dramatic picture. The 'interest' side is well maintained by films of the Bombay iron and steel industry, 'The Hidden Nest Egg'…

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Headline: The Coronet
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1919-01-08
Summary:

Last night at the theatre, the 5-part Pathe play 'Runaway Romany' was screened. This interesting film depicts Marion Davis in the title role. Other attractions are the British Gazette, 'Zizi,' a comedy and an orchestra which discourses popular music. Tomorrow, Haddon Chamber…

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Headline: The Coronet
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1919-01-24
Summary:

At the Coronet last night there was a long programme of interesting films, including British Gazette, 'The Corsican Sisters,' 'Unlucky Thirteen' and 'The Rose of the Rancho.'

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Headline: The Coronet
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1919-02-17
Summary:

Hell's Hinges' and two comics proved a great draw in Coronet last night. Tonight, Tuesday and Wednesday, another capital programme 'Caligula,' a 4-acts portrays the life of Roman Emperor will play. There is also a popular comic 'Lonesome Luke – Plumber' and a…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1919-04-05
Summary:

Last night in Victoria Theatre, a fine 7-part film 'The Price of a Good Time' was shown. Film plot included. Other funny comics and British Gazette were also able to maintain a good reputation for the theatre. On Monday, there is to be a fine Pathe film 'Loaded Dice' in which…

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Headline: The Coronet
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1920-01-05
Summary:

Throughout the New Year Holidays the Coronet Kinema continued to draw large houses, the chief feature being the five part film entitled 'The Warning' in which Mr. Henry Kolker takes the part of a dipsomaniac and shows what lengths of ruination a prosperous family is brought through…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1921-02-24
Summary:

A glimpse of Harold Lloyd in his comedy 'High and Dizzy' and another good picture starring Mae Marsh, 'The Beloved Traitor' are showing today and tomorrow in Coronet Theatre. Noted that Miss Marsh made her fame in Griffith's great picture 'The Birth of a Nation.…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1921-03-03
Summary:

Those who visited the Coronet last night, undoubtedly came away with the satisfaction of knowing that 'Thirty a Week' thoroughly deserves the reputation that has preceded it here. The film starred Tom Morre and Tallulah Bankhead. Film plot included. Another programme includes the first…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1921-03-29
Summary:

The Sack of Rome' continues to draw capacity houses at the Coronet Theatre. The producer previously produced 'Quo Vadis.' The Coronet Orchestra, with Mr. A. Scheninam at the piano, adds greatly to the enjoyment of this film masterpiece.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1921-03-30
Summary:

The Sack of Rome' is produced by Enrico Guazzoni, the well-known maker of 'Quo Vadis' and other famous Italian pictures. Plot and production notes are included.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1921-04-14
Summary:

Featuring Dorothy Dalton in the principal role, 'Love Letters,' a Paramount drama in 5 reels was screened for the first time at the Hongkong Theatre. The thrilling drama 'Dawn' will be repeated. On Sunday, the chief attraction will be 'Our Better Selves' with Fannie…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1921-07-30
Summary:

The film version of Sir Arthur Wing Pinero's 'Mind the Paint Girl' will be seen at the Empire Theatre, starring Anita Stewart. An unusually British Gazette showing Wonderful Derby scenes, views from air, views of Canton will also be included. While tomorrow Mary Pickford, will be…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1921-10-24
Summary:

The Whispering Chorus' is the current attraction of Coronet Theatre. Film synopsis included. In addition to the usual British gazette and colour studies of dancing, a fil of great local interest is shown under the title 'Hongkong.' Familiar Street scenes, West Point singsong girls…