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NATO Hails Inclusion of Movie Theaters in Relief Legislation

Calls for bipartisan solution for pandemic relief (Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles, Calif. – 20 October 2020) The movie theater operators of America are desperate for help from Congress. Without such help, 70% of the theaters in the country could file for bankruptcy or close permanently by the end of the year. More than 70,000… Read more »

Creative Community’s Call For Federal Aid To Movie Theaters Hits 120 Signatures

READ THE FULL LETTER HERE J.J. Abrams, Clint Eastwood, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, many others join in call to Congress (Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles, Calif. – 16 October 2020) Amid intense negotiations on a new pandemic relief package, an open letter to Congressional leaders calling for Federal aid to movie theaters has received 120… Read more »

Global Cinema Federation Urges Governor Cuomo To Allow New York Movie Theaters To Open

READ FULL LETTER HERE No COVID-19 cases linked to movie theaters anywhere in the world; New York’s continued closure threatens the cinema industry worldwide (Washington, DC – 14 October, 2020) The Executive Committee of the Global Cinema Federation (GCF), a worldwide grouping of major cinema operators and internationally-active trade bodies representing cinema exhibition’s global interests, today… Read more »

NATO, DGA, MPA, and the Creative Community Call For Aid To Movie Theaters

Letter to Senate and House Leadership highlights the vital importance of movie theaters to the economic and cultural health of the country (Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles, Calif. – 30 September 2020) The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) along with the Directors Guild of America (DGA), the Motion Picture Association (MPA), and more than… Read more »

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 »