posted March 08, 2009 02:20 PM
In the Seattle area, General Cinemas featured "starving artists" paintings hung on the lobby walls. I recall seeing these paintings in the 1970s when the Everett Mall I II III and Aurora Cinema I II opened, and I remember their opening ads proudly announcing an "art gallery" as one of their "many" amenities. At some point in time, they went away but I can't remember when.
The only other chain I am aware of that featured art for sale in the lobby was National Amusements Showcase Cinemas.
From: San Francisco, CA
Registered: Feb 2003
posted March 08, 2009 06:19 PM
I imagine GCC and NA both having art galleries may have had something to do with their proximity to each other? Perhaps because they shared architects back in the 60's/70's?