Apparently Cobb had a legislative fiat passed in 1980 that created a government agency that runs tourism, conventions, etc. that owns the Galleria and has acquired adjacent properties over the years. The Board is made up of elected officials from Marietta, Smyrna, and Cobb governments and life-tenure bureaucrats appointed by those governments. They have appointed the manager as the sole authority over what qualifies as screening and the manager decides which events are "screened".I agree with you, UtiP. But again, I'd like to know what government agency is operating out of the Galleria. If it is the government agency that operates the Galleria, then that is the classic self licking ice cream cone.
Pretty much every year . . .That is interesting that the Cobb Galleria is a government building. Is that right? Didn't we just have a GeorgiaCarry.org convention last year at the Renaissance Waverly, and couldn't we walk around the Galleria carrying? I know I carried all over the Galleria in 2016's convention.