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Atlanta’s arts community relies on support from SunTrust and Turner. So what do the latest corporate shakeups mean?
With the news that SunTrust Bank had been acquired by BB&T and that the Turner Broadcasting name will soon be a thing of the past under AT&T's acquisition of WarnerMedia, many Atlanta nonprofits are asking questions about what these changes mean for corporate support of the arts in the city.
Viva Videodrome, the Atlanta video rental store that refuses to die
Videodrome, the roughly 2,000-square-foot shop at the corner of North Highland and North avenues, is the last video store standing in Atlanta that is not of the XXX variety. It is an oasis for film buffs (and the occasional visiting celebrity) who are suckers for special features, director’s cuts, or not letting Netflix’s algorithms ration out their media diets.
Film booster: Christopher Escobar
The purchase of one historic building seems strikingly auspicious for Atlanta’s growing film community: Chris Escobar’s acquisition of the Plaza Theatre.