Posts By: Patrick Corcoran

Theater Owners Celebrate A Robust 2019 Box Office And Note Strength Of Upcoming Films

2019 second-highest box office ever 2020 and 2021 offer a broader and more diverse slate; more tentpoles from wider range of distributors Movies grossing under $100 million grossed the same in 2018; unaffected by streaming What disruption really looks like (January 10, 2020 -Los Angeles, Calif.) Theater owners today celebrated the confirmation of the second… Read more »

NATO Executive Board Approves Resolution to Begin Exhibitor-Led Testing of Digital Cinema Technologies

(Beverly Hills, Calif. – October 1, 2019)  The Executive Board of the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO), at the association’s annual Membership and Board Meetings at the Beverly Hilton, 23-24 September 2019, approved a resolution (attached) laying out aspects of a digital cinema technology evaluation program. “Digital cinema has opened up the door to… Read more »

Global Cinema Federation Releases Position Papers

(Barcelona, Spain – 11 June 2018)  The Global Cinema Federation (GCF) today released five position papers on key areas of concern and interest to cinema operators worldwide. The papers released today will guide the GCF in its efforts to advocate and educate on these issues on behalf of cinema operators around the world. The full… Read more »

Support for the Emergency Grant Program of the Pioneers Assistance Fund

Most of you know about the Will Rogers Motion Pictures Pioneer Fund. But you may not be aware of that organization’s Bernie Myerson Emergency Grant program. Individuals employed by a motion picture theater company and who have encountered short-term, emergency financial stress, can apply for assistance. Many victims of Hurricane Harvey, and now Irma, have… Read more »