NATO is the movie theater industry’s advocate in Washington, D.C. With a broad membership that ranges from the largest movie theater chains to hundreds of Main Street cinema owners, NATO unites the entire exhibition community into a strong, common voice.

A nationwide network of NATO members engages decision-makers at the federal, state and local levels.  NATO’s government affairs staff monitors federal legislation and mobilizes resources to achieve the most favorable outcome for members.  We collaborate with NATO’s Regional Association representatives to educate federal, state and local lawmakers on issues important to exhibitors through an active grassroots network.