Where was the first nickelodeon?

The forerunner to the modern movie theater, the nickelodeon, first opened in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, near Pittsburgh, in 1905.

The nickelodeon showed motion pictures with musical accompaniment.

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  1. Hi,
    Just FYI: the first Nickelodeon was on Smithfield Street in Pittsburgh. The second Nickelodeon was in McKeesport on Fifth Avenue. Don’t feel bad, though, Jeopardy presented the McKeesport connection as a fact, too.
    (I was entertainment editor of the McKeesport Daily News).
    Thanks, Dave

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