Another Hawaii Theater Ad, 1920.

COMING! COMING!

AN AMAZING PERFORMANCE

HAWAII THEATER.

Friday, Aug. 13  Saturday, Aug. 14.

“THE HOLE IN THE WALL.”

EPISODE I.

THE MASKED RIDER.

Who, What and How is the Horseman Masked?

There are 30 films that are Amazing, with Fast Action [Puahiohio?] and Chicken skin; the amazing and astonishing acts will be shown weekly, ever increasing in fascination and emotion. Each episode will end with something that will leave you having a hard time breathing, and you will return home unable to sleep thinking about seeing the coming episode.

So too of

KENNETH HARLAN in THE TREMBLING HOUR

Matinees—FRIDAY, 12 M. and 4:30. Evening—Two Showings, 6:30-8:30.

SATURDAY, 10 A. M. and 4:30.

Entrance—15c, 25c, 40c, including war tax [auhau kaua].

[The things you can find on the internet these days! See here for more information on this movie, and a clip!!]

(Kuokoa, 8/13/1920, p. 3)

E HOEA MAI ANA! E HOEA MAI ANA!

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XVIII, Helu 33, Aoao 3. Augate 13, 1920.

1 thought on “Another Hawaii Theater Ad, 1920.

  1. Serial movies were hugely popular at this time. As this ad says, one episode would be shown each week, and the last scene of each episode would always have one or more of the main characters in some terrible danger which it appeared they could never survive. The most famous of these was “The Perils of Pauline”, starring Pearl White, but there were many others.

    Serials at this time were meant for adults, but by the 1930s they had evolved to being intended for children and were shown at kiddie matinees on Saturdays. The last serials were made in Hollywood in the early 1950s.

    The Indiana Jones films of more recent years were largely inspired by the wild action of older serial movies.

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