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: 1917-03-31
Summary:

There was a packed house at the Victoria Theatre last night and a most interesting programme was gone through, including Pathe's British and American Gazette, 'Despised' (a two-part play), 'The Star Boarder' (introducing Charlie Chaplin), 'The Great War' , and…

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Headline: The Coronet
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-05-25
Summary:

Katherine MacDonald capitalised as the 'American Beauty' has certainly made an auspicious start as a First National star in 'The Thunderbolt,' an original creation by J. Grubb Alexander, which is the current attraction at the Coronet. She is supported by Thomas Meighan,…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1922-05-17
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is going to screen 'The Penalty' this evening. The film is written by Gouverneur Morris, staged by Rex Beach and produced by Goldwyn. Lon Chaney is playing the leading role, who also played a key role in 'The Miracle Man.'

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1922-08-17
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is going to screen 'The Devil to Pay' featuring Joseph Dowling who made himself famous in 'The Miracle Man.' Film synopsis included.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-01-11
Summary:

Kowloon Theatre is going to screen 'The Sin of Martha Queed' featuring Joseph Dowling who is famous for his performance in 'The Miracle Man.'

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-08-24
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is going to screen 'The Mark of Zorro' featuring Douglas Fairbanks. The period is that of Mexican California about a hundred years ago. Quality performance from Mr. Fairbanks makes the film an absolute treat to watch. Film synopsis included.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-08-28
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is currently screening 'The Mark of Zorro' featuring Douglas Fairbanks who plays a dual role in the movie. The film is set in old California when it was under the Mexican government and a colony of Spain. Film synopsis included.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-09-17
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is going to re-screen the Fairbanks success 'The Mark of Zorro' for one more day only. On Saturday, 'Robin Hood' with special music will be put on.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-10-10
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is going to screen 'Captain Fly-by-Night,' until Saturday. The story was written by Johnston M'Culley [sic] who also wrote the story of 'The Mark of Zorro' which featured Douglas Fairbanks. Mr. M'Culley has made the action scenes of 'Captain Fly…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-12-04
Summary:

The run of Griffith's 'Orphans of the Storm' featuring Dorothy and Lillian Gish has been extended until Thursday. The film is probably more famous than other big hits like 'Mark of Zorro' and 'Robin Hood' at the 'Little House.'

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-12-27
Summary:

World Theatre will be screening a Benjamin B. Hampton production 'The Killer' which is inspired from Stewart Edward White's novel. The film features Claire Adams, who is famous for her work with little Frankie Lee of 'The Westerners' and 'The Miracle Man.' The…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-02-11
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is going to screen 'The Mollycoddle' featuring Douglas Fairbanks. The film is on the order of Mr. Fairbanks' 'Mark of Zorro' and is in the nature of a joyous interlude.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-02-18
Summary:

Star Theatre will be screening a film described as second 'Miracle Man' entitled 'The Faith Healer' featuring Milton Sills who is quite famous among professional cinema people. Griffith's 'One Exciting Night' is scheduled to follow tomorrow.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-08-25
Summary:

Queen's Theatre will be screening 'Prisoners of Love' featuring Betty Compson who is famous for her role in 'The Miracle Man,' till Thursday. Others in the cast include Ralph Lewis, Roy Stewart, Clara Horton and Emory Johnson.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1925-03-19
Summary:

World Theatre will be screening the Universal production 'The Gaiety Girl.' The film is the screen version of I. A. R. Wylie's 'The Inheritors.' The film features Mary Philbin who is famous for her work in productions like 'Merry-Go-Round,' 'Fool's…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1925-03-19
Summary:

Star Theatre will be screening a Paramount attraction entitled 'Ladies Must Live' this evening. This was the last picture made by the late Mr. George Loane Tucker who is famous for being the maker of 'The Miracle Man.'

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1910-09-23
Summary:

It is New York correspondent of the Observer witnessed a demonstration of Edison's new invention, the kinetophone. A man shown on a screen was seen throwing an iron ball on the floor. There was a perfect reproduction of sounds, including that of a motor horn.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-04-15
Summary:

The kinetophone is Mr. Thomas A. Edison's latest invention. Hong Kong will be able to see it in the evening of the 23rd. at the Theatre Royal. He took a newspaperman to his experimental theatre and explained that the kernel was the absolute synchronisation of the movements in the motion…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-04-28
Summary:

The first public exhibition of the Edison Kinetophone is to take place tonight at 9 p.m. (at Theatre Royal), and Hong Kong theatre-goers will be startled by the life-like reproductions of synchronised motions and sounds.

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Headline: Local
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1913-04-29
Summary:

Edison's latest invention, the Kinetophone, is described in today's paper. A demonstration was given in the Theatre Royal last night