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: 1915-03-13
Summary:

One of the local cinematograph theatres has been screening a film founded on a novel by Gabriele D' Annunzio. The manufacturers tend to produce morbidly sensational novels rather than dramatised or photographic representations of recognised plays. When Victor Hugo's 'Les…

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Headline: Victoria
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1916-01-31
Summary:

In point of plot and of acting 'The Sin of Jean Perlot' is one of the greatest successes Messrs Pathe have achieved. Other items include Pathe's British Gazette, the French Troops in Alsace, some comics and an American drama entitled 'The Heart of Maggie Malone.'…

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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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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1917-05-30
Summary:

An excellent new programme was put on at the Victoria Theatre last evening, which included Pathe's British Gazette and 'The High Hand,' a six-part film dealing with American labour and political questions.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-12-22
Summary:

The popularity of cinemas will be enhanced this festive week and the management of the Coronet Theatre, ever cognizant of the needs of the public, have led the way with an arrangement for a number of super productions which, cramped into the span of a week's screening, will provide…

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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: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1922-07-31
Summary:

Today, Coronet Theatre is going to screen the famous 1922 Derby which was won by Captain Cuttle. The Theatre will also present two comedies, 'Her Unwilling Husband,' starring Blanche Sweet and 'Now or Never,' starring Harold Lloyd.

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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: 1923-03-16
Summary:

Next week, World Theatre is going to screen French author Victor Hugo's story's film version entitled 'Les Miserables.' The William Fox production featuring William Farnum promises to be original to the great French writer's story.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-03-21
Summary:

Beginning from today, World Theatre is going to screen a William Fox production entitled 'Les Miserables' starring William Farnum. Written by French author Victor Hugo, the story depicts the unique features of Paris. The producer has tried his best to make the reproduction historically…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-03-22
Summary:

Yesterday, World Theatre presented a William Fox production 'Les Miserables.' The realistic drama strongly appeals to the emotions of the audience. The film features William Farnum who leaves nothing undone to perform the role of Jean Valjean in the most realistic manner. The play is…

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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: 1923-08-24
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.