TIL Nickelodeon is named after the first theater in the world exclusively devoted to showing motion pictures. Opened on June 19, 1905 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Nickelodeon’s name was concocted from nickel (the cost of admission) and the ancient Greek word odeion, a roofed-over theater.

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  1. Craziest part is that the name of the first nickelodeon proprietor was Douglas Yancy Fuhnë. Can you imagine being a parent and making your kid’s middle name Yancy?

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