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  • noun Plural form of nickelodeon.

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Examples

  • According to historian Nan Enstad, “during the same years that working women went on strike in unprecedented numbers, they were creating a motion picture ‘craze’” when “neighborhood theaters, called nickelodeons, boomed after 1905.”

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • Those made by the Seeburg Company were also called nickelodeons because they played when a coin was inserted into a slot.

    Heart of the West [Annotated]

  • The Auburndale man restores player pianos and "nickelodeons," the nickel-operated music machines that enlivened dance halls and speakeasies in the 1920s.

    WBBH - News

  • Progressive reformer Jane Addams called for tight regulation of the moral content of the motion pictures shown in nickelodeons, allowing only stories that encouraged thrift, sobriety, communal sacrifice, and the work ethic.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • In 1907 the Chicago Tribune denounced nickelodeons as being “without a redeeming feature to warrant their existence” and “ministering to the lowest passions of childhood.”

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • These machines -- calliopes, nickelodeons, and German jahrmarkt organs -- were visually juxtaposed in fast crosscuts, their sounds mixed with those of the more conventional violin, piano, accordion and banjo, all of them deconstructed via musical sampler that detuned, altered, and arranged the rhythmic whimsy into an "imaginary orchestra" soundtrack.

    Rodney Punt: Annie Gosfield in Concert -- The Industrial Age Goes Avant-Garde

  • These machines -- calliopes, nickelodeons, and German jahrmarkt organs -- were visually juxtaposed in fast crosscuts, their sounds mixed with those of the more conventional violin, piano, accordion and banjo, all of them deconstructed via musical sampler that detuned, altered, and arranged the rhythmic whimsy into an "imaginary orchestra" soundtrack.

    Rodney Punt: Annie Gosfield in Concert -- The Industrial Age Goes Avant-Garde

  • These machines -- calliopes, nickelodeons, and German jahrmarkt organs -- were visually juxtaposed in fast crosscuts, their sounds mixed with those of the more conventional violin, piano, accordion and banjo, all of them deconstructed via musical sampler that detuned, altered, and arranged the rhythmic whimsy into an "imaginary orchestra" soundtrack.

    Rodney Punt: Annie Gosfield in Concert -- The Industrial Age Goes Avant-Garde

  • These machines -- calliopes, nickelodeons, and German jahrmarkt organs -- were visually juxtaposed in fast crosscuts, their sounds mixed with those of the more conventional violin, piano, accordion and banjo, all of them deconstructed via musical sampler that detuned, altered, and arranged the rhythmic whimsy into an "imaginary orchestra" soundtrack.

    Rodney Punt: Annie Gosfield in Concert -- The Industrial Age Goes Avant-Garde

  • These machines -- calliopes, nickelodeons, and German jahrmarkt organs -- were visually juxtaposed in fast crosscuts, their sounds mixed with those of the more conventional violin, piano, accordion and banjo, all of them deconstructed via musical sampler that detuned, altered, and arranged the rhythmic whimsy into an "imaginary orchestra" soundtrack.

    Rodney Punt: Annie Gosfield in Concert -- The Industrial Age Goes Avant-Garde

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