The Movie Theater’s 100th Birthday

100 years ago today, the movie theater was born.  The first modern movie theater opened this day in 1905 on Smithfied St. in Pittsburgh, entertaining thousands (96 at a time) for a nickel.  You can read more about it at

Another Pittsburgh movie tradition is coming back this week also.  George Romero’s Land of the Dead opens this week, premiering Wednesday in downtown Pittsburgh.  Romero’s first movie, the original Night of the Living Dead, was filmed in a cemetary and farm in Evans City, just a little south of where I live, and premiered in downtown Pittsburgh.