George B McClellan Cartoon feature

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New York City Closes All Nickelodeons

By December 24, 1908

New York City Mayor George McClellan, Jr. revokes the licenses of all nickelodeons (around 550) after public outcry over film decency.

Nickelodeons were an early iteration of the movie theater and cost a nickel to enter.


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