A History Of Film Exhibition And Reception In Colonial Hong Kong: 1897 To 1925
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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-08-26
Summary:

The much-advertised picture 'The Lightning Raider,' one of the best of Pathe's productions, in which Pearl White, the worldwide known cinema star, takes the principal part, will be screened at the Victoria Theatre on Thursday night and is certain of success.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-08-29
Summary:

The Victoria Theatre management asks us to announce that, owing to the Empress of Russia being delayed at Manila, the two artists, Mr. Baroen and Miss Rosetti, who were to appear tonight at the Victoria, will not do so. Consequently, the musical programme will not be included in their bill.…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-09-06
Summary:

For tomorrow night a treat has been arranged by the enterprising management of the Victoria Theatre. The third and fourth episodes of 'The Lightning Raider,' featuring Pearl White, will be released and the string band from the s. s. Venezuela will play a critical selection of music.…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-09-20
Summary:

A very fine programme is being shown form tonight at the Victoria Theatre. The new episodes of 'The Lightning Raider' are just as engrossing as their predecessors and a very funny Harold Lloyd comedy 'Look Out Below' will also be screened. Altogether the bill is varied and…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-09-27
Summary:

At the Victoria Theatre tonight, besides new episodes of 'The Lightning Raider' the programme will consist of bright songs, duets and dances contributed by that English company 'The Prize Packets.' The Company has been drawing good houses since Thursday and there is every…

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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: 1919-09-06
Summary:

A very well-arranged programme is announced by the Victoria Theatre management for tomorrow night. The screening of 'The Lightning Raider,' which was disturbed by 'The Globe Trotter' taking the house, will continue regularly in future. The film is featuring Pearl White and…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1919-09-20
Summary:

The new programme that the Victoria Theatre management is showing tonight is a very fine one. There is one of the most excruciating comics in which Harold Lloyd has taken part, entitled 'Look out Below.' Also the 7th and 8th episodes of 'The Lightning Raider' depict Pearl…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1919-09-22
Summary:

The Victoria Theatre had a packed house on Saturday night when episodes 7th and 8th of 'The Lightning Raider' were screened. Harold Lloyd seems to be making a great name for himself amongst photoplay lovers for 'Look Out Below.'

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1919-10-09
Summary:

In the 12th episode of Pathe's new serial 'The Lightning Raider' featuring Pearl White, which was shown at the Victoria Theatre last night, there is a thrilling incident where an automobile is dashed over a high cliff. Episode plot included.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1922-11-14
Summary:

Yesterday, Coronet Theatre screened 'Way Down East' where it managed to get full houses in all the three performances. The longish sort of film is directed by D. W. Griffith and is being shown daily at 2:30, 5:30 and 9 o'clock. The film has a simple melodramatic plot but is being…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1922-11-18
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is going to screen the Griffith film entitled 'Way Down East' tonight and tomorrow.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1922-11-20
Summary:

Coronet management has decided to screen Griffith's 'Way Down East' for three more days. Ministers of the gospel are being invited to attend as the management's guests.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1922-11-21
Summary:

Way Down East' will remain at the Coronet for today and tomorrow.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-01-05
Summary:

Kowloon Theatre is screening for the first time today 'Homespun Folks' which exhibits all the walks of American rural life. Resembling 'Way Down East,' the film is drenched with varieties of human appeal.

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Headline: Homespun Folks'
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-01-11
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is screening for the first time 'Homespun Folks' which highlights the beautiful landscape of rural American life. Appealing to human emotions, the picture becomes a rival to 'Way Down East.'

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-05-21
Summary:

All this week, Coronet Theatre is going to screen 'Conquest' featuring Priscilla Dean. Some of the scenes of this film are comparable only to the great ice break scene in 'Way Down East.' Film synopsis included.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-06-09
Summary:

While filming the drama 'Idol Dancer' in Jamaica, Griffith and his company sank in the water while they went out on a small streamer in search of a particular scene. But American seaplanes rescued them and their lives were saved. Tomorrow, Coronet Theatre will be screening 'Idol…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-12-05
Summary:

Way Down East' is one of the few films that is being booked for return visits and will shortly return to Hongkong.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-12-06
Summary:

Coronet Theatre will be screening 'Orphans of the Storm' for the last time today. Then the theatre will show the 'revival' of 'Way Down East' from Friday to Sunday. As far as re-screening of films based on its popularity with the general public is concerned, Coronet…