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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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: 1924-07-19
Summary:

Few movie plays have excited more comment than 'The Sheik,' the big feature film now showing at the Coronet Theatre. The story has been adapted from a popular novel and the scenario has been screened by a famous movie concern like Paramount. Rudolph Valentino excels himself in the…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-07-21
Summary:

Magnificent is the word for 'The Sheik,' the great feature film now showing at the Coronet Theatre, for magnificent it is in every detail. A wonderful story, brilliant acting, and staging – which impresses the beholder most it is at times hard to say, but certain it is that taken…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-07-22
Summary:

Today represents the last opportunity that Hongkong cinema-goers of seeing 'The Sheik,' the wonderful Paramount picture which has been drawing large audiences at the Coronet Theatre as the feature attraction for the last five days.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-08-09
Summary:

Whether it is by design or accident that the Coronet Theatre this evening offers 'The Shriek of Araby' does not really matter, the only thing that concerns local cinema-goers is the fact that they are thus able to compare Mack Sennet [sic]'s famous burlesque with the picture…

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

The Shriek of Araby,' Mack Sennet's [sic] delightful burlesque of 'The Sheik,' will be shown at the Coronet Theatre again today. The inimitable Ben Turpin plays the leading role.

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

Hongkong cinema-goers have their last opportunity this evening of seeing 'The Shriek of Araby,' Mack Sennet's [sic] clever burlesque of 'The Sheik,' which was shown in the Colony a couple of weeks ago. 'The Shriek of Araby,' is being screened at the Coronet…

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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…