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Theater Owners Call For Aid To Movie Theaters In Lame Duck Session Congress

Bipartisan SOS Act and Aid to Workers Urgently Needed (Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles, Calif. – 9 November 2020) The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO), Monday called for Congress and the Administration to act now to save local movie theaters devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic by passing relief legislation targeted to their circumstances. The… Read more »

CinemaCon 2021 Moves to August 23-26

(Washington, D.C. – 6 November 2020) CinemaCon 2021, originally scheduled for April 26-29 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, has been rescheduled for August 23-26, 2021, it was announced today by CinemaCon Managing Director Mitch Neuhauser. Ongoing international travel restrictions and limits on large gatherings caused by the COVID-19 pandemic prompted the decision.  CinemaCon, the… Read more »

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 »