Posts By: Patrick Corcoran

NATO Releases CinemaSafe Welcome Back to the Movies Video

(Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles, Calif. – 8 September 2020) As movie theaters continue to re-open in the United States, the National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) today released a CinemaSafe “Welcome Back to the Movies” video. The 60-second animated video demonstrates the CinemaSafe health and safety protocols moviegoers will see when they return to… Read more »

Coalition of Businesses Applaud Introduction of RESTART Act; Urge Swift Enactment

July 2, 2020/Washington, DC: The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association, Live Events Coalition, National Association of Theatre Owners, National Independent Talent Organization, National Independent Venue Association, National Restaurant Association, Outdoor Amusement Business Association, Sports Events and Tourism Association, and The Broadway League applaud the introduction of the RESTART Act in the House of Representatives… Read more »

Study Shows Shorter Theatrical Windows Reduce Home Video Revenue

(Los Angeles, Calif. – 14 April 2020) With movie theaters shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, studios have accelerated home release for some titles that were already in theatrical release when the industry shut down. Without theaters available, the release window was temporarily irrelevant for those movies. These unique circumstances, however, do not signal… Read more »

Coronavirus Resources for Exhibitors

We have put together a list of resources for exhibitors to refer to. This information is intended to be used as a general resource and does not constitute legal advice. Please consult with individual counsel for any legal advice related to the contents of these resources or the coronavirus pandemic more generally. State Reopening Information and… Read more »

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 »