A History Of Film Exhibition And Reception In Colonial Hong Kong: 1897 To 1925
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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-12-25
Summary:

The Coronet Theatre has been renovated and refurnished throughout. New features have been introduced including children's plays. Mr. H. W. Ray is the new Manager of the Coronet. The first performance under the new management took place yesterday was 'Jack and the Beanstalk.'

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1918-12-31
Summary:

The first 'super' film at the Coronet Theatre, 'Jack and the Beanstalk,' which has been succeeded at the evening presentation by another Fox film, 'The Walls of Jericho.' The film has wonderful acting and photography. Film synopsis included. Also, an amusing comedy…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1919-01-06
Summary:

New York' is being screened at the Coronet Theatre again tonight. "Jack and the Beanstalk" is being shown again on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon.

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Headline: The Coronet
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1919-01-09
Summary:

The management of the Coronet Theatre has improved the lighting and new arrangement for the pictures screened, including 'New York,' 'Jack and the Beanstalk,' 'Runaway Romany.'

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1920-01-23
Summary:

There is a varied programme of pictures provided for the patrons of the Victoria Theatre this week. The final episode of 'The Terror of the Range' is to be screened together with 'The Yellow Ticket,' featuring Fannie Ward. And also a film version of 'Jack and the…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-07-29
Summary:

Exciting much interested comment among local cinema-goers is the movie play 'Judith of Bethulia.' This was the first big film that the master producer, D. W. Griffith ever made, and comparisons are being drawn with his later works, such as 'Intolerance' and 'Way Down…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1925-05-29
Summary:

Lillian Gish in her greatest role! The ethereal little star who tugged at heartstrings in such big productions as 'The Birth of a Nation,' 'Broken Blossoms,' 'Orphans of the Storm' and 'Way Down East' at last has a role that tests her full powers. In Henry…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1925-09-09
Summary:

Truly, one of the most beautiful pictures ever made, is 'Way Down East,' now showing to full houses at the Queen's Theatre. Lillian Gish, in this picture, does some of the best acting of her career. Film synopsis included.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1925-12-29
Summary:

(By H. W. R. to the S. C. M. Post) When the time comes to write the story of the rise of the moving picture there will, I believe, be found two names that will 'lead the rest;' those of Charles Chaplin and D. W. Griffith. David Wark Griffith has been called the Dickens of the screen.…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-05-22
Summary:

Those who like kinema thrills will not be disappointed in 'Conflict,' the remarkable picture which Coronet audiences are enjoying this week. Priscilla Dean, who plays the part of the heroine, outdoes herself. The scene in which she rescues her lover from death in a raging torrent on…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-06-09
Summary:

In making the big South Sea drama 'Idol Dancer,' which the Coronet is showing today and tomorrow, the whole Griffith Company nearly found watery graves. The Company went to Jamaica to take this picture. They wanted a big storm. They went out in a small steamer and found their storm.…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-10-18
Summary:

Richard Barthelmess in 'Tol'able David' will be the next star offering at the Coronet, after the conclusion of the run of 'The Prisoner of Zenda.' As regards Barthelmess, his work is sufficiently well-known – in Way Down East, etc. Richard Barthelmess, as the youngster…

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Headline: Cinema Prices
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-10-19
Summary:

(To the Editor, S. C. M. Post) I feel bound to reply to Unklutch's latest sneer at 'so-called super-productions.' The pictures for which the Coronet increased prices during the past twelve months were: 'Way Down East,' 'The Three Musketeers,' 'Intolerance…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-12-04
Summary:

We have written a tale of our lives. For a sheltered people's mirth, in jesting guise, but ye are wise, and ye know what the jest is worth.' Such as the apt quotation used by a leading New York journalist in a criticism of D. W. Griffith's monumental picture 'Way Down East.…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-12-05
Summary:

A picture, that without any claim to being the thriller at one time so dear to the film public, but yet containing the greatest genuine thrill in moving pictures,' is one description of 'Way Down East.' In the last act, the possibilities of the situation were so large that Mr.…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-12-06
Summary:

Way Down East,' which in many people's opinion, is still Griffith's best picture, will be shown at the Coronet commencing tomorrow, for a short season only. The two films show entirely different aspects of the producer's genius. 'Orphans of the Storm' is a strong…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-12-07
Summary:

The wonder attraction of the contemporary stage is announced for presentation at the Coronet Theatre, where D. W. Griffith presents tonight his great screen enlargement of 'Way Down East.' It is not a mere expanding of the stage play of the same name. Rather, 'Way Down East'…