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: 1916-02-24
Summary:

The Melbourne Comedy Company, Eileen Melbourne, Tom Melbourne, scored another big success at the Victoria Theatre. Tonight is the last night of this programme. The 'movies' consist entirely of comedies with the exception of Pathe's Gazette.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1919-08-09
Summary:

This afternoon at the matinee and the 7.15 performance the 9th and 10th episodes of the serial film 'The Moon Child' will be screened, and tomorrow, 'One of Millions' and 'The Bull's Eye' will be exhibited, and comedies will be shown at intervals.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1919-08-23
Summary:

The management desires to inform the public that, owing to the late arrival of steamers, there will be no 'Moon Child' episodes shown this week. Paramount's 'The Explorer,' featuring Lou Tellegen, will be screened tomorrow. Mme. Sarah Bernhart, makes her debut as a…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1909-02-05
Summary:

The Alexandra Cinematograph, No. 2 Zetland Street, showed many beautiful films of varied subjects like pictures of comedy, travel and educational advantage. The machine is a particularly good one, and the entertainment well repays a visit.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-06-26
Summary:

Glass Houses,' the current feature at the Queen's Theatre, is a good picture in that it is amusing, exciting and is quite original. Viola Dana is the heroine and she is supported by Gaston Glass. The programme is made up by a newsreel which is interesting although some of the events…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-06-27
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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-11-26
Summary:

Douglas Fairbanks is said to have put his last shirt on, or in, the production of his own film, 'The Thief of Bagdad' which is coming to the Coronet on Friday next. When shown at Drury Lane, it moved an eminent person to say: 'The Thief of Bagdad is one of the films that in one…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-11-28
Summary:

The name of Douglas Fairbanks has been sufficient to arouse interest in the Coronet Theatre's latest picture which commences tomorrow. Apart from that, there has been additional interest in the theme which has excited the restless Douglas to such a magnificent production. All the pantomimes…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-12-01
Summary:

Commencing its seventh, and it is to be hoped equally successful year, the Coronet Theatre does so with notices on its portals reading: 'House full – this show.' In 'The Thief of Bagdad,' we find the restless Douglas Fairbanks at his superlative best. It is appreciated in…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-12-01
Summary:

Cinema patrons have nothing to grumble at the fare recently, and now, provided for them, particularly at the Coronet and Star Theatres. At the former, we have Douglas Fairbanks probably the most popular of all male screen artists. At the Star, we have Rudolph Valentino who is rapidly coming to…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-12-06
Summary:

(To the Editor, S. C. M. Post) Sir, we consider that 'The Thief of Bagdad,' as appeared on the screen of the Coronet, is a lesson given to many of us that 'happiness must be earned,' but still it has a very deep significance to me. It gives me something of the evolution of…

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Headline: Cinema Prices
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-12-09
Summary:

(To the Editor, S. C. M. Post) The Coronet Theatre, of Hongkong, has recently been showing a film entitled 'The Thief of Bagdad.' The film itself was very good, but may I ask why it is that the public of Hongkong are forced to pay such exorbitant prices at this theatre whenever they…

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Headline: Cinema Prices
Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-12-12
Summary:

(To the Editor, S. C. M. Post) We do not wish further to increase the bulk of the perennial correspondence on cinema prices – there is much that we could write, but has it not been written already ad nauseam? We do, however, consider the following cutting from the London Observer theatre…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1924-12-17
Summary:

For the brief period of two nights only, the Coronet is to show Douglas Fairbanks' 'The Thief of Bagdad.' Circumstances do not permit a longer run, and, as many who saw it on its first showing will want to see it again. In this picture, Douglas Fairbanks is shown in an altogether…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1925-02-19
Summary:

The Adolph Zukor prize has been awarded by a distinguished body of judges to Rafael Sabatini for his novel 'Scaramouche' produced on the screen by Rex Ingram. Mr. Zukor offered the prize to the writer whose story of play made the best picture to be produced on the screen and publicly…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1925-03-20
Summary:

Every movie play has its critics. Even 'The Thief of Bagdad' was no exception to the rule. Therefore, it must only be expected that certain people will find fault with the 'Moon of Israel,' the British film now showing at the Coronet Theatre. It is taken from the famous book…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1925-10-16
Summary:

Kowloon audiences are notably quick to appreciate any divergence from the usual in their amusement programmes. Mr. Tod Sanborn was billed to perform. He is a musician whose medium is that difficult, i.e., xylophone. Last night's programme included the Sextette from Lucia de Lammermoor.…

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1925-10-17
Summary:

Mr. Tod Sanborn, with his xylophone, delighted another appreciative audience at the Star Theatre last night. Smouldering Fires, with Pauline Frederick in the leading role, together with a comedy and the usual Gazette, completed one of the best programmes seen at the Star.

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Newspaper Source: South China Morning Post
Publication Date: 1923-10-09
Summary:

Charles Ray's latest success 'A Tailor-Made Man' is to be shown at the Star tonight. Ray's name is well enough known to be an assurance of a first-class picture, and in his present production, he has a rather more attractive part than ever before. An excellent comedy and a…