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: 1918-12-23
Summary:

Children, young and old alike, are keenly anticipating the opening of the Coronet (late Bijou) Theatre tomorrow. For the occasion, the wonderful ten-part film, 'Jack and the Beanstalk' is to be screened at 4.30 and 9.15 p.m. This is the first film pantomime ever shown in Hong Kong and…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1918-12-28
Summary:

The Coronet Theatre is offering from tonight until the end of the year, another great Fox picture, 'The Walls of Jericho,' featuring Edmund Breese. This film has been adapted from the famous play by Alfred Sutro. The play ran for two years at the Garrick Theatre, London, and one year…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1918-12-30
Summary:

There is a most excellent programme now running at the Coronet Theatre. It will continue for two nights more. The principal attraction is the splendid five-part film, 'The Walls of Jericho,' adapted from Alfred Sutro's play and featuring William Breese. Film synopsis included.…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-01-02
Summary:

The Coronet is justifying exceptions. Its pictures are clean and free from penny dreadfulness. Another acquisition is 'New York,' a five-part story which is woven round New York Society. The film is well-portrayed and finely acted and is to be screened today. It is a Pathe production.…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-01-07
Summary:

The difficulties at the Coronet Theatre in connection with the light have been overcome and the screening of the films is now all that could be desired, the picture is much nearer and larger, and consequently more brilliant than before. The front rows of the second class seats which were brought…

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Headline: At the Coronet
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-01-14
Summary:

Samson,' the picture that is now showing at the Coronet, is a film that can be truly described as magnificent. Those who saw William Farnum in 'When a Man Sees Red' will realise of what this great artist is capable. When we say that he is every bit as good in 'Samson' we…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-01-17
Summary:

Scots folks should see 'The Daughter of MacGregor' now appearing at the Coronet Theatre. The location of the scenes – in Scotland and Florida – is arresting, by reason of its very simplicity at times, thus giving that variety so essential nowadays in the successful photoplay.…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-01-21
Summary:

Enterprise and success usually go hand in hand and there is every reason to anticipate that the Coronet's new enterprise of giving a 'continuous' performance will be crowned with success. Briefly, the scheme is this: Those who are in their seats at the matinee performance at 5.15…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-01-28
Summary:

The Coronet Theatre was packed to the doors, last night when the first (evening) screening of William Fox's comedy 'The Yankee Way' took place. It is said that Mr. George Walsh has succeeded in giving us something new in the movie and a quite distinctive 'picture'…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-02-17
Summary:

The Coronet Theatre, with characteristic enterprise, has secured a magnificent film d'art, which is to be screened at the matinee today and again tonight. This is 'Caligus,' and it is in every sense a remarkable production, showing wonderful scenes of ancient Rome and the cast…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-03-06
Summary:

The management of the Coronet Theatre believes in moving with the times. Its latest demonstration of the enterprise is the completion of arrangements whereby lighting current is able to run a five-part film without any interruption in its continuity, while it will now also possible to run a five…

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Headline: Coronet Theatre
Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-03-12
Summary:

Those who have not seen the splendid all-comedy programme at the Coronet Theatre should not miss visiting this popular hall tonight when it will be screened for the last time. It is seldom that patrons of any cinema are given the opportunity of seeing Charlie Chaplin, Max Linder and Harold Lloyd…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-03-17
Summary:

There is a big attraction offering at the Coronet Theatre tonight when 'The Escape' will be screened for the first time in Hong Kong. This is one of D. W. Griffith's famous pictures. It is a story which will make people think and as usual, it is magnificently staged. Film synopsis…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-03-22
Summary:

There was a large audience at the Coronet Theatre last evening, when a most interesting and exciting new film was screened entitled 'The Secret Client.' The picture is a very fine one and particularly clear. A 'Charlie Chaplin' film was also shown and was greatly appreciated…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-04-01
Summary:

The Pathe's Gazette showing the Armistice celebrations at Home and the surrender of some of the vessels of the German Fleet is attracting good crowds to the Coronet Theatre. Yesterday, at the two sessions, there were full houses. In advertising the film, the Coronet management advised…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-04-04
Summary:

The high standard of excellence at which the Coronet has always aimed and has succeeded in well establishing is sustained by the pleasing programme being given tonight and tomorrow. This includes an absorbing drama entitled 'The Children of the House.' Film synopsis included. In…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-04-29
Summary:

At the Coronet Theatre, 'Madcap Madge' is drawing packed houses. With an eye to wholesome production, the management of the Coronet has always screened the nest. 'Madcap Madge' is in this category. It is a comedy of unusual interest that cannot fail to please and amuse the…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-05-06
Summary:

Quite a treat is billed at the Coronet today, when Smith and Bella Jackson, negro comedians and dancers, are to take the boards. Those who have not seen negroes dance would be astonished at the graceful execution of the different Negro reels. Besides this, 'Champion Charlie,' depicting…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-05-13
Summary:

The management of the Coronet Theatre, in its usual enterprising manner, screened yesterday Charles Darrell's famous melodrama 'When London Sleeps' in four parts. The film version of this drama, which had been performed in almost every town in the British Isles, closely follows…

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Newspaper Source: Hong Kong Telegraph
Publication Date: 1919-05-16
Summary:

With the customary idea of supplying films that are a pleasure to see and free from penny-dread-fullness, the Coronet Theatre management yesterday presented an excellent picture programme, the star film being 'More Trouble.' The piece is excellently acted by Frank Keenan. Film synopsis…