This year we are excited to announce a few changes including a shortened two-day format at The Waterford of Springfield, followed by the Variety Golf Tournament. Yes! Our trade show and banquet on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, as well as our Morning Seminars on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, will all be held at The Waterford. We will go offsite for a few hours on Tuesday afternoon for our Studio Showcase, but other than that, we'll be in one place both days...and then at your option you can continue on Wednesday afternoon to the Variety Golf Tournament.
For our overnight guests, we are excited to return to the Hilton Hotel in Springfield, Virginia as our host hotel at the rate of $149 per room per night. This great location in northern Virginia has easy access to major highways and public transportation, and is just a short drive or metro ride from Washington DC's Reagan National Airport. The hotel is within walking distance of The Waterford as well as the recently re-opened Springfield Town Center.
Registration Now Open!
This is your perfect opportunity to meet independent and local theatre owners as well as managers from the larger circuits who influence the corporate buyers!
Theatre Owners & Managers
Get to know your vendor and film studio reps in a smaller venue where they can take time to visit with you one on one! Hear from NATO's team on industry issues. Attend educational seminars to learn how to grow your business.
Host Hotel - The Hilton SpringfieldRESERVE EARLY! The Mid-Atlantic NATO room rate will only be available until April 8th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.
Welcome to the home page for Mid-Atlantic NATO (National Association of Theatre Owners), Inc. This non-profit trade association is comprised of motion picture exhibitors, theatre owners and operators with facilities located in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.
Our membership includes large chains, regional circuits and independent theatre owners and membership is open to all exhibitors. Size does not matter and the smallest independent exhibitor has the same rights and input as the largest circuit. Each member’s opinion is valued and heard as an interest to the motion picture industry.
Why join our association
Let’s start off with, “What is NATO”? What does it stand for? NATO stands for The National Association of Theatre Owners. There is a national level as well as a state or regional level. On the national level, NATO is the leading motion picture theatre trade association in the world which serves the business, legal and technical interests of movie theatre owners in the United States and around the world. The state and regional units serve as the grassroots of exhibition. ...continued