III No. 8
publication of the National Association of Theatre Owners
in In Focus
the Presidents Desk
NATO president John Fithian discusses movie piracy, and what
can be done to stem its pervasiveness.
New plexes for Regal, Kerasotes, Pacific and Great Escape;
Stone rolls to GTC; and the Cherry Bowl turns 50.
CineMedia theatrecasts pro soccer; Digital Cinema Lab gets
a satellite package; cinematographers seek standards.
Autumn brings new movies from directors
Sofia Coppola, Mike Figgis, Tim McCanlies, Robert Rodriguez,
John Sayles and more.
Additions to August.
SBC starts a new U.K. circuit with 354 Warner Village auditoria;
a Portugal chain expects to swell from 67 to 120 screens.
An update on the post-”Hulk” comic-book movies.
Plus, the folks behind “2 Furious” rocket toward
a slew of new projects.
Jonathan Yarowsky looks at “flex-time” legislation;
Steven John Fellman offers advice
Former exhibitor Howard Lichtman remembers when his Canadian
circuit introduced rolling-stock ads in the 1980s.
Built By Association
Mid-States NATO exec Belinda Judson relates how exhibitors’ efforts
helped turn the tide on important legislative proposals.
Specialty exhibition vet Jonathan Forman
talks about Chaplin, “Schmidt” and
New NATO Members
Cinema owners who joined up.
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of industry happenings.
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A list of advertisers in this month's print edition of In
A sharp increase in U.S. screens, among other things, may
have precipitated a renaissance for specialty cinema.
The Sum of All Frears
The director of “Dirty Pretty Things” talks
about Audrey Tautou, Julia Roberts, Jack Black, Burt Lancaster