433 Smithfield Street,
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Previously operated by: Harris Amusement Co.
Source: Allegheny County: A Sesquicentennial Review, (r974.885 K17).
“19 June 1905-The first theater in the world devoted exclusively to the exhibition of motion pictures was the ‘Nickelodeon’, which was opened by Harry Davis in an empty store at 433-435 Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It had 96 seats taken from Davis' theaters. Among the first films were "Poor But Honest” and “The Baffled Burglar”. It was later enlarged to seat 200.
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