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Washington D.C.—Jan 29, 2019

Celebration Cinema’s John D. Loeks to Receive 2019 NATO Marquee Award at CinemaCon®

CinemaCon® to Take Place April 1-4, 2019
The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) will honor John D. Loeks, Chairman of Studio C, with the 2019 NATO Marquee Award during this year’s CinemaCon. It was announced today by Mitch Neuhauser, Managing Director of CinemaCon. 

CinemaCon, the official convention of NATO, will be held April 1-4, 2019 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Mr. Loeks is being recognized by NATO for his unequalled dedication, commitment and service to the motion picture theater industry. He will receive his industry tribute as part of CinemaCon's "State of the Industry: Past, Present and Future" presentation on Tuesday morning, April 2.

“John Loeks’ role in the exhibition industry defines leadership. This humble gentleman from Michigan had the vision to create the Global Cinema Federation and unite exhibitors around the world, while never forgetting the role of the independent theater operators,” said John Fithian, President and CEO of NATO. “All of us at NATO could not be more grateful for this wonderful man’s leadership.”

After initially practicing law for 20 years, John Loeks joined the family business, Loeks Theatres, in 1990. In 1997, he founded Celebration Cinema, building six megaplexes and purchasing two more. Loeks Theatres currently has 11 theaters operating in Michigan, and their 12th megaplex is set to open in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. The building will serve as a mixed use complex of retail, housing, and parking, with a music venue, office space and a nine-screen theater. Loeks has been a member of the board of the National Association of Theatre Owners since 1992. In that time, he has served in many different capacities including NATO Chairman from 2015-2017.

In addition to his work in the cinema, Loeks has served as owner and president of ShowSpan, Inc., a company that produces 13 major annual consumer shows in Michigan and Wisconsin. He is the founder and former chairman of AuSable Institute of Environmental Studies, which provides a wide variety of environmental science courses to students from nearly 60 participating colleges. In 2009, he founded Schools for Sierra Leone, a foundation that builds and supports schools in Sierra Leone, West Africa.


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About CinemaCon: CinemaCon will attract upwards of 7,500 motion picture professionals from all facets of the industry –from exhibition and distribution, to the equipment and concession areas – all on hand to celebrate the movie-going experience and the cinema industry. From exclusive Hollywood product presentations highlighting a slate of upcoming films, to must-see premiere feature screenings, to the biggest stars, producers and directors, CinemaCon will help jumpstart the excitement and buzz that surrounds the summer season at the box office. 

CinemaCon is delighted to have both the International Cinema Technology Association (ICTA) and National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) as its tradeshow partners. CinemaCon is also delighted to have as its official presenting sponsor, The Coca-Cola Company, one of the industry’s greatest and highly regarded and respected partners in the world of the movies.
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About National Association of Theatre Owners: The National Association of Theatre Owners is the largest exhibition trade
organization in the world, representing more than 33,000 movie screens in all 50 states, and more than 32,000 additional screens in 103 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. www.natoonline.org
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It is with great regret we are announcing the cancellation of CinemaCon 2020.

Mar 13, 2019 Susie Beiersdorf, Vice President of Sales, Cinema - the Americas, Christie, to Receive Inter-Society’s Ken Mason Award
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Jan 31, 2018 Cinépolis’ Alejandro Ramírez Magaña to Receive 2018 NATO Marquee Award at CinemaCon®
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The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) will honor Alejandro Ramírez Magaña, Chief Executive Officer of Cinépolis, with the 2018 NATO Marquee Award during this year’s CinemaCon, it was announced today by Mitch Neuhauser, Managing Director of CinemaCon. CinemaCon, the official convention of NATO, will be held April 23-26, 2018 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.

Feb 4, 2015 Cinema Buying Group’s Bill Campbell to Receive 2015 NATO Marquee Award at CinemaCon®
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The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) will honor Bill Campbell, Managing Director of the Cinema Buying Group (CBG) and second generation theatre owner of Orpheum Theatre, Inc. in Sheridan, Wyoming, when they present him with the 2015 NATO Marquee Award during this year’s CinemaCon, it was announced today by Mitch Neuhauser, Managing Director of CinemaCon.

Mar 26, 2012 Jerry Pierce to Receive Inter-Society’s “2012 Ken Mason Award” at CinemaCon® 2012
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The Inter-Society for the Enhancement of Cinema Presentation, Inc. (the Inter-Society), in concert with CinemaCon, announced today that Jerry Pierce, former Senior Vice President of Technology at Universal Pictures and Founder/Chairman of the Inter-Society’s Digital Cinema Forum (ISDCF), will receive the Inter-Society’s “2012 Ken Mason Award.”

Oct 19, 2011 Cinemacon®, the Official Convention of NATO, to Take Place April 23-26, 2012 at Caesars Palace Las Vegas
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CinemaCon, the Official Convention of The National Association of Theatre Owners, is proud to announce the dates for its 2012 conference in Las Vegas — April 23 – 26, 2012.  CinemaCon is delighted to be returning to Caesars Palace and to have The Coca-Cola Company on board as its Official Presenting Sponsor for the second straight year.

Feb 15, 2011 Sid Ganis to Receive Inter-Society’s 2011 Ken Mason Award at CinemaCon 2011
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The Inter-Society for the Enhancement of Cinema Presentation, Inc. (The Inter-Society), in concert with CinemaCon, announced today that industry veteran Sid Ganis, former President and current governor of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, will receive the Inter-Society’s 2011 Ken Mason Award at CinemaCon 2011 to be held March 28-31, at Caesars  Palace in Las Vegas, NV.
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Mar 6, 2018 Robert Carrady to Receive CinemaCon 2018 Career Achievement in Exhibition Award
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Robert Carrady, President of Caribbean Cinemas, will receive the “Career Achievement in Exhibition Award,” it was announced today by Mitch Neuhauser, Managing Director of CinemaCon. CinemaCon, the official convention of The National Associations of Theatre Owners (NATO), will be held April 23-26, 2018 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Carrady will be presented with this honor during the convention’s International Day festivities, taking place on Monday, April 23, 2018.
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