Stories of America’s Past
Welcome to America Comes Alive!, a site I created to share little-known stories of regular people who made a difference and changed the course of history. Look around and see what inspires you! — Kate Kelly
On June 19, 1905, showman Harry Davis opened the first-ever nickelodeon (theater) in Pittsburgh, PA. Soon nickelodeons were opening across the country. They were named for the cost charged each patron (5 cents) and the Greek word for “theater.” The shows generally featured live vaudeville acts and the showing of short silent films.
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