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: 1915-03-13
Summary:

One of the local cinematograph theatres has been screening a film founded on a novel by Gabriele D' Annunzio. The manufacturers tend to produce morbidly sensational novels rather than dramatised or photographic representations of recognised plays. When Victor Hugo's 'Les…

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Headline: A Fine Film
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-07-31
Summary:

D. W. Griffith's 'Intolerance,' which is to be the attraction at the Coronet Theatre for three nights commencing tomorrow, Friday, has been playing to capacity houses wherever shown. The production to be given here is an exact duplicate of that used in the Liberty Theatre, New…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-12-22
Summary:

The popularity of cinemas will be enhanced this festive week and the management of the Coronet Theatre, ever cognizant of the needs of the public, have led the way with an arrangement for a number of super productions which, cramped into the span of a week's screening, will provide…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-12-12
Summary:

Phenomenal business has been experienced by Northern cinemas fortunate enough to secure Charlie Chaplin's wonderful comedy, 'The Kid,' according to reports received locally. In Shanghai, it crowded the Victoria Theatre for two weeks at $2 per seat, and after a further four nights…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-12-14
Summary:

The most noteworthy feature of Charlie Chaplin's masterpiece 'The Kid' after the acting of the great comedian himself is the wonderful performance of the boy actor Jackie Coogan.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-12-19
Summary:

Charlie Chaplin's masterpiece 'The Kid' comes to the Coronet Theatre this evening. This wonderful comedy has everywhere been proclaimed the great comedian's finest picture, even better than 'Shoulder Arms.' Jackie Coogan has been acclaimed the cleverest child actor…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-12-20
Summary:

Charlie Chaplin's new production, 'The Kid,' featuring Jackie Coogan, has already established a reputation for itself in Hongkong. It was shown to crowded houses – not a seat vacant for the first time yesterday. Film review included.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-12-28
Summary:

Few there were who, before they saw Charlie Chaplin in 'The Kid,' ever imagined that the whimsical little comedian was capable of such pathos. Just such another surprise is provided by Nazimova in 'The Brat,' the remarkably fine picture which the coronet management have…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-12-31
Summary:

Aptly is Nazimova, the Russian star who takes the chief part in 'The Brat,' the wonderful picture which the Coronet management are screening tonight and during the New Year holidays. It is clearly the same Nazimova that lifted 'Revelation' and 'The Red Lantern'…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1922-01-12
Summary:

Charlie Chaplin's wonderful comedy 'The Kid' ingeniously clever, irresistibly humorous, comes to the Coronet Theatre again this evening.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1922-02-04
Summary:

For the last time, Coronet Theatre will screen 'The Kid' featuring Charlie Chaplin, this evening.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1922-06-24
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is going to screen three comedies this week, starting from Monday. The first comedy will be Charlie Chaplin's two-part comedy 'Pay Day.' Film synopsis included. The other two comedies are Harold Lloyd's 'Never Weaken' and Larry Semon's '…

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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: 1922-08-05
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is screening 'Peck's Bad Boy' featuring Jackie Coogan who made a successful appearance in 'The Kid' with Charlie Chaplin.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-03-03
Summary:

So successful has been the exhibition of the film 'Les Miserables' at the Apollo Theatre, Shanghai, and so great the demand for seats, that the management decided to continue the same programme for 3 nights. We understand this magnificent film will be shown in Hongkong at an early date…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-05-05
Summary:

There was a large attendance on Saturday night and 'The Usurer' was shown at the Victoria. Miss Ardea also gained popularity. 'Les Miserables,' a film of Victor Hugo's great work, is expected daily.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-05-12
Summary:

Tomorrow is the last night of Howard Sisters at the Victoria Theatre. On Wednesday, 'Les Miserables,' which has been long expected, will be screened.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-05-15
Summary:

Victor Hugo's 'Les Miserables' is the story being given at the Victoria Theatre with the aid of magnificent films which take 3 hours to operate. The story is such as rivets the attention, and the successful exhibitions in Shanghai, India, and other parts of the world will surely…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-05-16
Summary:

A large number of audience was disappointed as they were not able to watch Victor Hugo's 'Les Miserables' due to the huge demand. Film plot included.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1913-05-20
Summary:

Tonight is the last night of 'Les Miserables' at the Bijou Theatre. Those who have not seen this perfectly produced and finely acted drama should not miss this opportunity. Seats can be booked at Moutrie's.