Posts By: Phil Contrino

Classic Cinemas’ Chris Johnson to Receive 2024 NATO Marquee Award at CinemaCon 2024

The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) will honor Chris Johnson, the chief executive officer of Classic Cinemas, with the 2024 NATO Marquee Award during next year’s CinemaCon. The announcement came today from Mitch Neuhauser, the managing director of CinemaCon. CinemaCon, the official convention of NATO, will be held April 8th-11th, 2024 at Caesars Palace… Read more »

NATO Applauds Tentative Agreement Between SAG-AFTRA and the AMPTP

“On behalf of movie theatre owners and more than 100,000 employees across the country, NATO applauds SAG-AFTRA and the AMPTP for reaching an agreement. This is a very important moment for our entire industry and the millions of moviegoers in America and around the world who enjoy the cinematic experience. We are excited that production… Read more »

NATO Releases Statement on WGA & AMPTP Tentative Agreement

“On behalf of movie theaters across the country, NATO applauds the AMPTP and the WGA for reaching an agreement. This is a very important first step toward ensuring that movies made for the big screen will continue to reach their massive audiences at cinemas worldwide,” said Michael O’Leary, NATO’s President & CEO.

NATO Releases Statement on Summer Box Office Hitting $4 Billion

“This summer has seen movie lovers continue to flock to movie theaters, and it has been one for the history books,” says Michael O’Leary, President & CEO of the National Association of Theatre Owners. “Surpassing $4 billion for the first time since 2019 is a testament to the power of the moviegoing experience, the overall strength of our industry, and the… Read more »

NATO Releases Statement on Strong July Box Office

“July was incredible for people who love going to the movies in cinemas with friends and family.   This month now ranks as one of the top-performing Julys in the history of motion pictures.  Consumer enthusiasm and excitement continues to grow as our partners in the creative community and at the studios continue to release… Read more »