In 1905, the country’s first nickelodeon opened in Pittsburgh, PA, and an art form was born. Over time, the city made other major contributions to the medium – its native son, Andy Warhol, crafted experimental films that helped define a generation, and it was here that horror director George Romero unleashed hordes of the undead, in turn bringing substance to an often dismissed genre. Today, the area attracts industry professionals and big projects, earning it the nickname Hollywood of the East.
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