Now we enter the realm of the shopping mall and its many cinematic variations. America's first suburban-style shopping mall, Seattle, Washington's NORTHGATE CENTER, was officially dedicated in April 1950.

A year and a half after its grand opening, NORTHGATE CENTER added a mall-connected motion picture theater, which could now be viewed as the nation's very first Shopping Mall Cinema. In the next month, Greater Boston's SHOPPERS' WORLD followed suit with its own "mall movie house".