The movie theater industry experienced a record-breaking year in 2018, both domestically and globally. In the U.S., $11.8 billion in box office receipts represented a 6.8 percent improvement over 2017 and an all-time record. Similarly, though less dramatic, the international figure of $29.8 billion also set a record, though that
PRESS RELEASE The Independent Cinema Alliance (ICA) has reached an agreement with former Regal Cinemas executive and industry veteran Rob Del Moro to lead the Cinema Buying Alliance, formerly the NATO Cinema Buying Group. The Cinema Buying Alliance (CBA) is a new entity, wholly owned and managed by the Independent
By John Fithian, President & CEO, National Association of Theatre Owners Pop quiz. First question. Of the 59 movies (not counting documentaries) Netflix has released in calendar year 2018, how many have you seen or how many can you name? Second question. What’s the highest-grossing Netflix movie of all time?
PRESS RELEASE _________________________________________________________ (Washington, D.C. and North Hollywood, Calif. – 28 June 2018) The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO), announced today the election of Ellis Jacob, President and CEO of Cineplex, Toronto, Canada, as Chairman and Rolando B. Rodriguez, Chairman, President and CEO of Marcus Theatres, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, as
by John Fithian, President, NATO, and Jackie Brenneman, Counsel and Director of Industry Relations, NATO It started last October when a group of women went public with their stories of sexual assault and harassment at the hands of a very powerful movie mogul. The group of women joining the outcry
Washington, D.C. and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. – 11 December 2017) The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) today praised the announcement by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the legalization of movie theaters. For nearly four decades the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has not permitted the operation of movie cinemas.
PRESS RELEASE (Washington, D.C. and North Hollywood, Calif. – 4 October 2017) The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO), announced today the election of new officers to two-year terms by the Executive Board of Directors at the association’s annual meeting, 27-28 September 2017 at the Marriott Hotel in Marina del
By John Fithian, President & CEO, National Association of Theatre Owners According to many recent press reports, several leading distributors and exhibitors have engaged in one-on-one discussions about the future of movie release windows models. After those reports were first published, many NATO members contacted the association with their questions and
By Kathy Conroy, Vice President & COO, National Association of Theatre Owners Thank you for participating in CinemaCon 2017! Welcome to the largest and most significant gathering of movie theater owners and operators in the world. The leaders of exhibition, distribution, and industry partners have come together this week to celebrate
Last summer, NATO launched our Young Members Committee (YMC). I’m happy to report that following the launch the YMC developed and conducted a survey focused on millennials that we’ll now be sharing with the entire membership. We surveyed a little over 2,000 millennials from diverse backgrounds in order to hear