A History Of Film Exhibition And Reception In Colonial Hong Kong: 1897 To 1925
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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1898-04-07
Summary:

A complete change of programme was presented last night, at the entertainment given by Carl Hertz, in the City Hall. A number of remarkably lifelike pictures were shown by the cinematograph, 'A Call on the London Fire Brigade' being receiver with great enthusiasm. 'Persimmon…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1898-04-11
Summary:

There will doubtless be a big holiday audience present at the Theatre Royal this evening, to witness the performance of Carl Hertz. Also the cinematographe pictures were enthusiastically received, the fight between gunboats and the turn-out of the London Fire Brigade being re-shown.

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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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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: 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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Headline: The Coronet
Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1919-12-24
Summary:

A screen classic that critics have placed in the same category with 'The Birth of a Nation' and 'Hearts of the World' has been produced under the title of 'The Hearts of Humanity.' It will be exhibited at the Coronet tomorrow with Dorothy Philips in the principal…

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Headline: The Coronet
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1920-04-26 - 1920-04-26
Summary:

On Broadway, a line three blocks long waited at the strand theatre to see D. W. Griffith's 'The Great Love,' Artcraft Pictures. David Wark Griffith, producer of 'The Birth of a Nation,' 'Intolerance,' 'Hearts of the World' and 'Broken Blossoms…

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1921-02-24
Summary:

A glimpse of Harold Lloyd in his comedy 'High and Dizzy' and another good picture starring Mae Marsh, 'The Beloved Traitor' are showing today and tomorrow in Coronet Theatre. Noted that Miss Marsh made her fame in Griffith's great picture 'The Birth of a Nation.…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1921-08-20 - 1921-08-20
Summary:

Wherever moving pictures are shown the name of D. W. Griffith is a name to conjure with! A new Griffith production is a screen event of the first importance. You remember the splendours of 'Intolerance' and that masterpiece, unforgettable 'Hearts of the World,' 'Way Down…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-11-11 - 1921-11-14
Summary:

Tonight at 9.15 p.m., Clara Kimball Young in 'The Foolish Virgin,' by Thomas Dixon [sic], author of 'The Birth of a Nation.' Latest Topical Budget and Comedies. Booking at Messrs. Mehta & Co.

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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1921-11-11 - 1921-11-14
Summary:

Tonight 9.15 p.m., Clara Kimball Young in 'The Foolish Virgin' by Thomas Dixon, author of 'The Birth of a Nation.' Latest Topical Budget and Comedies. Booking at Messrs Mehta and Co. Tel 951.

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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: 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: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1923-01-11
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Newspaper Source: The China Mail
Publication Date: 1923-01-18
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Headline: At the Coronet
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-01-27 - 1923-01-27
Summary:

You must not confuse D. W. Griffith's recent productions with his earlier work! The following are recognised the world over as his masterpieces! 'The Birth of a Nation,' 'Intolerance,' 'Hearts of the World,' 'The Great Love,' 'The Idol Dancer,…