III No. 5
publication of the National Association of Theatre Owners
in In Focus
the Presidents Desk
John Fithian reports that NATO has joined
with the MPAA, the RIAA and others to form a free-trade coalition..
Riverfront and Cinema Latino double their sizes; anti-piracy
trailers head to cinemas; GTC names two new execs.
Regal CineMedia hosts a digi-concert; manufacturers form a
d-cinema association; Madstone reconsiders strategy.
Sequels to “Charlie’s
Angels,” “Dumb and Dumber,” “Rugrats
in Paris,” and “The Fast and the Furious.” Plus: “The
Hulk”! Also, Late
Additions to May.
A consortium buys the United Kingdom’s largest cinema
chain; Toho takes over Virgin Japan; Kieft & Kieft buys
32 Ufa sites.
“X2” may be as sure a blockbuster
as any film released this year. How will the mutant marvels
Built By Association
Mid-States NATO executive director Belinda Judson touts the
member forums available on NATO’s Website.
captioning controversy is addressed; Congress
considers bills related
to digital rights management.
Illinois exhibition vet Skip Huston says
there’s a “whole
herd” of sacred cows he’d like to barbecue.
New NATO Members
Cinema owners who joined up.
ordered by date of bow. Updated
of industry happenings.
are classified as they are.
by gross. Updated
A list of advertisers in this month's print edition of In
Vets of “Monsters Inc.” and the “Toy Story” series
talk about Pixar’s latest, the very fishy “Finding
Nemo.” Read the uncut web-only version here.
Nicolas Cage, Gary Oldman
and Jamie Kennedy join Adam Sandler and Diane Lane at NATO’s