A History Of Film Exhibition And Reception In Colonial Hong Kong: 1897 To 1925
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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: 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: 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: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-01-07
Summary:

Coronet Theatre was going to screen 'Uncharted Seas' featuring Alice Lake and Rudolf Valentino. Today, Coronet management announces the withdrawal of 'Uncharted Seas' which steadily gained popularity over the period of its screening. Griffith's masterpiece 'The…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-01-10
Summary:

Commencing tomorrow, Coronet Theatre will be screening D.W. Griffith's film 'The Birth of a Nation.' The film exhibits the events of the American Civil War. Although it was first made some years ago, it is still considered a first-class attraction both in England and America.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-01-11
Summary:

Griffith's big production 'The Birth of a Nation' featuring Lillian Gish and Henry B. Walthall will be a screened at Coronet Theatre today for its first showing in Hongkong. The setting is of America during the period between 1860 and 1870.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-01-14
Summary:

So great was the number of applications for seats to see 'The Birth of a Nation' at the Coronet Theatre on Saturday evening, that four dollars a seat was freely offered.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1923-11-17
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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1924-01-11
Summary:

D. W. Griffith's big spectacular film, 'The Birth of a Nation' will commence at the Coronet tomorrow.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1924-01-14
Summary:

The Birth of a Nation,' Griffith's big picture, broke all record for attendance at the Coronet over the weekend. The acting of Lillian Gish and Henry B. Walthall in the main role. Film plot included.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1924-01-15
Summary:

The 'Birth of a Nation' is proving a big success this week at the Coronet. The next offering is the rural masterpiece, 'Quicy Sawyer Adams' [sic].

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1924-01-16
Summary:

After the run of 'The Birth of a Nation,' now at the Coronet, the big rural drama 'Quincy Adams Sawyer' is promised.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1924-01-17
Summary:

The Coronet announces the last showing of 'The Birth of a Nation' for today. Followed tomorrow will be 'Quincy Adams Sawyer,' starring Lon Chaney and Blanche Sweet. Film plot included.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1924-04-05
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Headline: Cinema Notes
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1924-05-27
Summary:

Mae Marsh, who has starred in 'Birth of a Nation' and 'Intolerance,' is now supported by Alec. B Francis and Niles Welch in 'The Face in the Dark' which will be put on at the Queen's Theatre tonight till Thursday. Film plot included. First National's…

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Headline: Cinema Notes
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1924-05-28
Summary:

The Face In The Dark' will be screened till Thursday at the Queen's Theatre. Mae Marsh, who acted in 'Intolerance' and 'Birth of a Nation,' is the heroine of the film. No words of praise can be sufficient to extol Norma Talmadge's performance in 'The…