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: 1921-12-12
Summary:

Phenomenal business has been experienced by Northern cinemas fortunate enough to secure Charlie Chaplin's wonderful comedy, 'The Kid,' according to reports received locally. In Shanghai, it crowded the Victoria Theatre for two weeks at $2 per seat, and after a further four nights…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-12-14
Summary:

The most noteworthy feature of Charlie Chaplin's masterpiece 'The Kid' after the acting of the great comedian himself is the wonderful performance of the boy actor Jackie Coogan.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-12-19
Summary:

Charlie Chaplin's masterpiece 'The Kid' comes to the Coronet Theatre this evening. This wonderful comedy has everywhere been proclaimed the great comedian's finest picture, even better than 'Shoulder Arms.' Jackie Coogan has been acclaimed the cleverest child actor…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-12-20
Summary:

Charlie Chaplin's new production, 'The Kid,' featuring Jackie Coogan, has already established a reputation for itself in Hongkong. It was shown to crowded houses – not a seat vacant for the first time yesterday. Film review included.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-12-28
Summary:

Few there were who, before they saw Charlie Chaplin in 'The Kid,' ever imagined that the whimsical little comedian was capable of such pathos. Just such another surprise is provided by Nazimova in 'The Brat,' the remarkably fine picture which the coronet management have…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1921-12-31
Summary:

Aptly is Nazimova, the Russian star who takes the chief part in 'The Brat,' the wonderful picture which the Coronet management are screening tonight and during the New Year holidays. It is clearly the same Nazimova that lifted 'Revelation' and 'The Red Lantern'…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1922-01-12
Summary:

Charlie Chaplin's wonderful comedy 'The Kid' ingeniously clever, irresistibly humorous, comes to the Coronet Theatre again this evening.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1922-02-04
Summary:

For the last time, Coronet Theatre will screen 'The Kid' featuring Charlie Chaplin, this evening.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1922-06-24
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is going to screen three comedies this week, starting from Monday. The first comedy will be Charlie Chaplin's two-part comedy 'Pay Day.' Film synopsis included. The other two comedies are Harold Lloyd's 'Never Weaken' and Larry Semon's '…

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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: 1922-08-05
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is screening 'Peck's Bad Boy' featuring Jackie Coogan who made a successful appearance in 'The Kid' with Charlie Chaplin.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-10-15
Summary:

Last night, Coronet Theatre presented a Metro Pictures production entitled 'The Prisoner of Zenda.' The film was directed by Rux [sic] Ingram.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-10-18
Summary:

The Coronet Theatre is going to screen a Richard Bartholmess [sic] feature entitled 'Tol'able David.' Film synopsis included.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-10-19
Summary:

Tolable [sic] David' is the screen version of Joseph Hergesheimer's novel and is closely watched by the critics. Hergesheimer wrote 'Tolable David' while he was living in the mountains of Virginia. The story portrays the real-life conditions of the mountain people and is…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-10-22
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is going to screen 'Tolable David' featuring Richard Bartholmess [sic]. The story originally appeared under Joseph Hergesheimer's signature in the Saturday Evening Post and the author lent his personal services to the production of the film.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-10-31
Summary:

Coronet Theatre is screening 'Hearts are Trumps' this week. The film exhibits some spectacular scenes like the one from the Royal Academy and a view of an avalanche. The film features Alice Torry [sic] of 'Prisoner of Zenda' and is directed by Rex Ingram.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1923-11-19
Summary:

Today and tomorrow, Star Theatre will be screening the screen version of Anthony Hope's novel 'Prisoner of Zenda.' The Rex Ingram directed film features Alice Terry. On Wednesday, the theatre will be screening 'Dr. Jack' featuring Harold Lloyd.

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

Next week, Coronet Theatre will be screening a First Nation [sic] attraction entitled 'Trouble' featuring Jackie Coogan and Queenie. The duo was also featured in 'Peck's Bad Boy.' The play has been compared to 'The Kid.' Film synopsis included.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-01-03
Summary:

Today, Star Theatre will be screening 'Trouble' featuring Jackie Coogan who became famous in 'The Kid' with Chaplin. Little Jackie is the big man of the picture.

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1924-11-04
Summary:

World Theatre will be screening 'Behind the Curtain' for the last time today. Mary Pickford's 'Mary Ain't Guilty' commences its run tomorrow. 'Kean' continues until Thursday at the 2:30 and 7:15 shows. Queen's Theatre, on the other hand, is screening…