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Why Were the First Cinemas Called Nickelodeons?

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The first cinemas were called Nickelodeons because they featured moving pictures, illustrated songs, lectures and slide shows. The name of this type of film was popularised in 1905 by Harry Davis and John P. Harris who were operating a film theatre in Pennsylvania. Nickelodeon is a Greek word that means roofed over theatre.
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