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Concession Profession Debuts in E-mag Format

Concession Profession Debuts in E-mag Format

| March 31, 2020

Concession Profession, the annual magazine of NAC, has been released for the first time in an e-magazine format. In past years, the printed version would debut at the NAC Booth on the CinemaCon trade show floor in print only. With the cancellation of that event due to the Caronavirus outbreak, NAC has decided to distribute […]

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Bill LeClair Named 2020 Bert Nathan Award Honoree

Bill LeClair Named 2020 Bert Nathan Award Honoree

| March 30, 2020

The National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) has announced that Bill LeClair, Senior Vice President of Global Food and Beverage for National Amusements, Inc., has been selected as the 2020 Bert Nathan Memorial Award Honoree. Given by NAC each year to recognize leadership and significant accomplishment in the Theatre Concessions Industry, the award honors the late […]

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Theater Owners Create $2.4 Million Fund for Cinema Workers

Theater Owners Create $2.4 Million Fund for Cinema Workers

| March 30, 2020

The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) and the Pioneers Assistance Fund have created an initial $2.4 million fund to provide financial assistance to movie theater employees who need help due to the coronavirus pandemic. The organizations said Monday that the first part of the initiative is a grant program that will provide a stipend […]

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New Dates on CineEurope 2020

New Dates on CineEurope 2020

| March 24, 2020

Out of concern for the safety and welfare of everyone involved, CineEurope 2020 Convention will be postponed. CineEurope will now run four days at the CCIB in Barcelona from August 3-6, 2020. Please stay tuned for further updates and stay safe during these unprecedented times. Source: CineEurope

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NATO Memo: Phase III Stimulus Legislation + Action Alert

NATO Memo: Phase III Stimulus Legislation + Action Alert

| March 20, 2020

Yesterday, Senate Republicans introduced phase III of the COVID-19 stimulus effort. In addition to provisions on assistance to individuals and families, the legislation includes many of the key priorities NATO has been fighting for: loan guarantees for severely distressed sectors; small business loans that can be used for a variety of costs, including mortgage and […]

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Unsolicited Orlando Expo Room Scam

Unsolicited Orlando Expo Room Scam

| March 20, 2020

The 2020 NAC Concession & Hospitality EXPO is scheduled for July 28 – 31 at the Hilton Lake Buena Vista in Orlando. The hotel is adjacent to Disney Springs (Downtown Disney) and all the amenities and varied entertainment Walt Disney World provides. NAC members and exhibitors may receive unsolicited phone calls from companies stating that […]

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NATO Asking for Federal Relief

NATO Asking for Federal Relief

| March 19, 2020

As the coronavirus outbreak forces theater chains to shutter in order to help stem the spread of the virus, the National Association of Theater Owners is asking Congress to provide relief measures for its 150,000 employees. “The business model of the movie theater industry is uniquely vulnerable in the present crisis,” NATO wrote in a […]

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NAC Statement on Coronavirus Health and Safety

NAC Statement on Coronavirus Health and Safety

| March 17, 2020

With the Coronavirus pandemic affecting the lives and daily routines of people all over the world, The National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) remains committed to supporting the Concessions and Hospitality Industry as it complies with government mandates and self-imposed closures to help control the spread of Covid-19. As an industry and an association, we are […]

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North American Theater Chains Respond to Coronavirus with Reduced Seating Capacity, Closures

North American Theater Chains Respond to Coronavirus with Reduced Seating Capacity, Closures

| March 16, 2020

Several North American theater chains announced closures or reduced seating capacity in response to Covid-19.CLICK HERE FOR ENTIRE STORY

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CinemaCon and Related NAC Activities Cancelled

CinemaCon and Related NAC Activities Cancelled

| March 13, 2020

Due to the cancellation of the 2020 CinemaCon, CLICK HERE FOR THE CINEMACON STATEMENT, The National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) regrets to announce that all NAC activities at CinemaCon have also been cancelled or altered. The decision by NATO and CinemaCon could not have been easy, but we congratulate and support the CinemaCon Team and […]

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