NATO is the largest trade association in the world for movie theater owners.  It serves the business, legislative, media and technology interests of theater owners in the United States and around the world.  NATO represents all of the largest circuits in North America, as well as hundreds of independents and international members.


Representing More than 55,000 Screens in 81 Countries


As a NATO Member You Will Receive…

A subscription to BoxOffice PRO, NATO’s official monthly magazine, that will keep you up to date on film releases, movie reviews, exhibition news, technology, ratings, NATO services and activities, as well as monthly columns from NATO personnel.

The online Encyclopedia of Exhibition, updated constantly, is packed with the most information in one place on film grosses, upcoming releases, and filmgoer demographics. It also features a directory of international and domestic exhibitors and distributors, cinema companies ranked by screen count, trade publications, and more.


NATO Also Provides for Its Members…

Exclusive Content

  • Members only content on NATO’s Website.
  • Members only update reports on legislation and technology developments, as well as distribution and marketing policies.

Member Discounts

Member Services

  • A fulltime professional staff to provide information and guidance to members.
  • A tollfree members only phone line.
  • Washington, D.C. representatives to monitor and influence laws and regulations that affect our members.
  • Free ratings materials (posters, placards, decals, brochures).
  • Technology and building consultants to guide exhibition on new developments in the industry’s infrastructure.
  • Eligibility in a credit/debit card processing program, where members can receive potential savings of 30% per location.
  • Lowcost liability, life and casualty, and group health insurance.