A History Of Film Exhibition And Reception In Colonial Hong Kong: 1897 To 1925
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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1916-06-16
Summary:

England's National Theatre, Drury Lane, is occupied by the cinematograph. The War Office recognized the cinematograph and allowed it to visit the seat of war. The earnings of English film actors in America can indicate the size and resources of the film business. With its scope, the dignity…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1919-07-25
Summary:

The fifth and sixth episodes of the serial film 'The Moon Child' will be screened at the Hongkong Theatre at the matinee and 7.15 p.m. performance next Saturday. At night, the production by Thomas Dixon, entitled 'The Fall of a Nation' will be shown for the first time. The…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1919-08-01
Summary:

The Birth of a Nation' was a tax upon self-control, but far more wearing upon a director must have been in the preparation of the spectacle 'Intolerance' which, at the Coronet Theatre promises to be the sensation of the season. Film synopsis included.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1919-12-05
Summary:

The beginning of the winter finds the British film in a much stronger position. The article included opinions from Mr. William A. Brady and also talked about the British productions. One of the most important development is the formation of the Alliance Company, which has purchased probably the…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-05-27
Summary:

Countless film features have been shown here with Norma Talmadge in the starring role. This is perfectly true of 'The Wonderful Thing,' a First National picture directed by Herbert Brenon. Harrison Ford is also in the film and there is also the novelty of a real American society leader…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-05-29
Summary:

For the last time tonight, Hongkong cinema-goers will have an opportunity of seeing 'The Face in the Dark' starring Mae Marsh who made such a hit in 'Birth of a Nation' and 'Intolerance.' 'The Face in the Dark' is the current feature at the Queen's…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-07-30
Summary:

Sweeping forward with fine dramatic action, 'Kindred of the Dust,' the feature film showing at the Star Theatre this evening, is a picture that holds the interest to the very end. Credit for this is due to two people, the first being the author of the story, Peter B. Kyne, and the…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-11-03
Summary:

The Face in the Fog,' has not belied its title, and the story of a crook whose change into a peaceful citizen, and back again to his former life when the circumstances demand it, has appealed to the crowds who make the Coronet their favourite weekend engagement. Lionel Barrymore, who plays…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-11-06
Summary:

The Kid' is now showing at the Coronet. In this film, Charlie broke from his old farces and gave full scope to his powers of expressing pathos. Jackie Coogan was worthy to work with the celebrated film genius. The five-year-old boy was a miniature Charlie Chaplin. Film synopsis included.…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-11-08
Summary:

Jackie Coogan, who is showing what a 'Kid' he is at the Coronet, visited the Stoll studios at Cricklewood when he was in England and was shown around. Two films were taken of him, one as a character from one of P. G. Wodehouse's stories. At the time of his visit, a big ballroom…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-12-08
Summary:

Following on Charlie Chaplin in 'Behind the Screen,' the Star Theatre is featuring Chaplin in perhaps his greatest picture – a picture made famous in that it shows Jackie Coogan, who was one of Charlie's 'discoveries.' 'The Kid' has a human element in it, but…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1925-02-13
Summary:

Miriam Cooper, the actress who bewitched thousands by her portrayal of one of the Cameron sisters in 'The Birth of a Nation' and in 'Intolerance' will appear at the Queen's Theatre today in 'Serenade,' an R. A. Walsh-First National Attraction. Playing opposite…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1925-05-29
Summary:

Lillian Gish in her greatest role! The ethereal little star who tugged at heartstrings in such big productions as 'The Birth of a Nation,' 'Broken Blossoms,' 'Orphans of the Storm' and 'Way Down East' at last has a role that tests her full powers. In Henry…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1925-08-19
Summary:

We have been hearing a great deal lately of the weakening of British prestige in the Far East through our official failure to understand the worldwide importance of cinemas. There are 22 cinemas in Korea and 16 in Manchuria. They appeal only to Koreans, who like American pictures. In Shanghai,…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1925-12-29
Summary:

(By H. W. R. to the S. C. M. Post) When the time comes to write the story of the rise of the moving picture there will, I believe, be found two names that will 'lead the rest;' those of Charles Chaplin and D. W. Griffith. David Wark Griffith has been called the Dickens of the screen.…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-08-17
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Headline: Cinema Prices
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-10-18
Summary:

(To the Editor, S. C. M. Post) It may be quite possible to see an excellent film programme very cheaply in England. But in a place like Hongkong, which will not support many amusement enterprises, there must naturally be a slightly increased price. In a town like this where a picture of the…

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Headline: Cinema Prices
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-10-19
Summary:

(To the Editor, S. C. M. Post) I feel bound to reply to Unklutch's latest sneer at 'so-called super-productions.' The pictures for which the Coronet increased prices during the past twelve months were: 'Way Down East,' 'The Three Musketeers,' 'Intolerance…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-10-19