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Our Mission

The National Association of Theatre Owners is the largest exhibition trade organization in the world, representing over 35,000 movie screens in all 50 states, and additional cinemas in 101 countries worldwide. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., with a second office in Los Angeles, California, NATO represents its members in the heart of the nation’s capital as well as the center of the entertainment industry. From these vantage points, NATO helps exhibition influence federal policy-making and work with movie distributors on all areas of mutual concern, from new technologies to legislation, marketing, and First Amendment issues.

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MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

Lauren McChesney and Matt McClanahan, Co-owners

Orefield, Pennsylvania

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

Lauren McChesney and Matt McClanahan, Co-owners

Orefield, Pennsylvania
Lauren McChesney and Matt McClanahan co-own America’s oldest continually operating drive-in Theater. A staple of the community in the Lehigh Valley region of Pennsylvania, the drive-in was close to being torn down and turned into industrial space. Lauren and Matt bought the drive-in and have built a community around it. Hosting events, bringing local vendors, and going viral on social media, this young couple has breathed new life into the world's oldest drive-in.

CINEMACON

CINEMACON

CinemaCon is the largest and most important gathering of movie theater owners from around the world.

From exclusive Hollywood product presentations debuting a slate of upcoming films, to must-see premiere feature screenings, to the biggest stars, producers and directors, CinemaCon jumpstarts the excitement and buzz that surrounds the summer season at the box office.

Become a Member

Our Membership includes the largest cinema chains in the world and hundreds of independent theater owners too. Find out how you can be a part of our exciting organization today!