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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nickelodeon_(movie_theater)

The nickelodeon was the first type of indoor exhibition space dedicated to showing projected motion pictures. Usually set up in converted storefronts, these small, simple theaters charged five cents for admission and flourished from about 1905 to .... Neighborhood nickelodeons, which were the majority of movie theaters in ...

www.history.com/this-day-in-history/first-nickelodeon-opens

On this day in History, First nickelodeon opens on Jun 19, 1905. ... movie “ factories” (as the earliest production studios were called) were formed. ... Housed in a tent, the theater's first screening included a short called New York in a Blizzard.

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Jun 17, 2005 ... On June 19, 1905, the Nickelodeon opened in Pittsburgh, Penn. ... 100th Anniversary of First-Ever U.S. Movie Theater ... He bought a machine called a cinematograph from a Frenchman named Lumiere ... These storefront theaters were, in fact, the most explosive development in the history of entertainment.

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www.filmsite.org/1905-filmhistory.html

1905. Harry Davis and John Harris opened their first movie theater, dubbing it a ... their first nickelodeon (theatre), a building that they called the Cascade Movie ...

www.filmsite.org/pre20sintro2.html

The innovative Lumiere brothers in France, Louis and Auguste (often called "the founding fathers ... The first public test and demonstration of the Lumieres' camera-projector system (the ... By 1905, virtually all movie projectors used the Latham Loop. ... The earliest 'movie theatres' were converted churches or halls, showing ...

www.britannica.com/art/nickelodeon-motion-picture-theatre

nickelodeon: Early motion-picture theater, so named because admission ... Nickelodeons offered continuous showings of one- and two-reel films, lasting ... which opened in Pittsburgh in 1905, these theatres were makeshift facilities lodged in.

www.post-gazette.com/ae/movies/2005/06/19/You-saw-it-here-first-Pittsburgh-s-Nickelodeon-introduced-the-moving-picture-theater-to-the-masses-in-1905/stories/200506190169

Jun 18, 2005 ... A Hill District film distribution company got into the theater business, eventually ... at the Pittsburgh Nickelodeon in 1905 -- a comedy called "The Baffled ... The short films were just curiosities then, often called "chasers," since ...

historycooperative.org/the-history-of-the-hollywood-movie-industry

Nov 12, 2014 ... Around 1905, “Nickelodeons”, or 5-cent movie theaters, began to offer an ... The early 1940's were a tough time for the American film industry, ...