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: 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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Headline: The Coronet
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1919-11-17
Summary:

The Come Back,' the principal item in the Coronet Theatre programme, is thoroughly deserving of the crowded houses it is drawing nightly. Harold Lockwood and May Allison have done an excellent work in the leading parts. Film plot included. The programme also includes Harold Lloyd's…

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Headline: Coronet Theatre
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1919-12-16
Summary:

The last chance of seeing Anatole France's great work 'Thais' will be given to patrons of the Coronet Theatre tonight. Some magnificent acting is seen by Mary Garden. Film plot included. Pathe's news pictures are very interesting. Local boxers will be interested in the films…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1920-04-09
Summary:

Here is a picture that should break all records in attendance. It fairly bristles with good features, the chief one being the star, Geraldine Farrar. 'Shadows' is at the Coronet. In addition to it, there is an interesting Pathe News, showing scenes from London, California and Paris,…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1920-05-01
Summary:

The Crimson Gardenia' is the most perfect film that the Coronet has yet screened. The musical programme that the Coronet orchestra supplies to accompany it is on the same high level. Owen Moore gives a good account of himself. In addition to it, there is a striking Pathe Newsreel and a…

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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: 1925-05-20
Summary:

Lon Chaney, whose work as the fake cripple in 'The Miracle Man' stands out as a bit of remarkable acting, to say nothing of his other impersonations, has added another characterization to his long list in his appearance as 'Quasimodo' and 'Oliver Twist.' 'The…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-11-09
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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-12-08
Summary:

David W. Griffith's masterful motion picture elaboration of 'Way Down East' is now showing at the Coronet Theatre. Again, as in the case of 'The Birth of a Nation,' Griffith has turned to a success of the stage for his material. When Lottie Blair Parker and Joseph…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-01-07
Summary:

Alice Lake and Rudolf Valentino in 'Uncharted Seas,' appear for the last time today at the Coronet. A splendid programme of films has been arranged to follow. The feature will be 'Are You a Failure,' a picture with a very novel story. Lloyd Hughes and Madge Bellamy take the…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-01-10
Summary:

Upon the conclusion of the run of 'Are You a Failure?' the comedy now showing at the Coronet, Griffith's greatest spectacular film 'The Birth of a Nation' is due. Film plot included. A superlative cast includes Lillian Gish, Henry B. Walthall, Mae Marsh, Miriam Cooper,…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-01-11
Summary:

The picture that made D. W. Griffith's name, 'The Birth of a Nation' commences its showing at the Coronet today. The acting is marked by that sincerity which the big producer always insists upon. Lillian Gish and Henry B. Walthall take the main parts. The film which was made some…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-01-12
Summary:

The Birth of a Nation,' presented last night at the Coronet, lives up to all the good things that have been said about it. To make the historical event interesting, it has been necessary to include a little romantic interest. This is most adequately presented by Lillian Gish and Henry B.…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-01-14
Summary:

Crowded houses have welcomed D. W. Griffith's 'The Birth of a Nation' at the Coronet. Lillian Gish and Henry B. Walthall are the stars. As a representation of history, 'The Birth of a Nation' is unparalleled in movie annals. There is also a charming love story, treated…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-01-16
Summary:

Griffith's big picture, 'The Birth of a Nation,' has met with much popular approval during its run here. The work of Lillian Gish and Henry B. Walthall stands out as amongst the finest ever seen here. The next Coronet attraction is 'Quincy Adams Sawyer,' which is…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1922-11-10
Summary:

Way Down East,' a production of David Wark Griffith based on the old play by Lottie Blair Parker, will come to the Coronet Theatre on Monday. David Wark Griffith is known for 'The Birth of a Nation,' 'Intolerance,' 'Broken Blossoms,' and 'Hearts of the…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1921-10-17
Summary:

Scarlet Pimpernel,' from Baroness Orczy's novel, was shown on the screen at the World Theatre. Dustin Farnum and Winifred Kingston take the main roles in the film. Film synopsis included. Pathe News and two good comedies are also in the programme.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-04-30
Summary:

Cinema-goers must laugh their last laugh over Buster Keaton in 'The Scarecrow' and sigh their last sigh over Lon Chaney in 'Nomads of the North' this evening for these two excellent pictures will have been replaced tomorrow by the great Universal picture 'The Hunchback…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-05-01
Summary:

Victor Hugo was eminent as one of the greatest dramatic poet of his day before he gave to the world, in 1831, his great tragic romance, 'Notre Dame de Paris,' the magnificent film version of which comes to the Coronet Theatre this evening under its original title of 'The Hunchback…

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Headline: Hongkong Nights
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-05-02
Summary:

The new Queen's Theatre, erected by the Hongkong Engineering and Construction Company, is an example of what the Colony can do to provide for the comfort of the theatre-going population. Nor are there many theatres in the Far East much better than our maligned municipal venture – the…