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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 »

Moviegoers Send Over 200,000 Letters To Congress Through #SaveYourCinema Campaign

(Washington, D.C.. – 27 July 2020) – The National Association of Theatre Owners’ #SaveYourCinema campaign has inspired moviegoers across the country to send over 200,000 letters to Congress in support of more relief measures for cinemas of all sizes. Launched in mid-July, the campaign urges Congress to enact the RESTART Act (S. 3814/H.R. 7481), which… 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 »