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General Purpose
To unite for the mutual benefit, protection, and improvement of the motion picture entertainment industry.

Specific Purposes
Within the parameters of the general purposes stated above, the specific purposes of this non-profit corporation include but are not limited to, the following:

To encourage among persons in the motion picture theatre industry a close personal relationship and a friendly spirit of cooperation;

To establish and maintain a trade association for the benefit of the industry and the members thereof;

To cultivate and foster the highest possible standard of motion picture exhibition, production, theatre management, trade relations, business conduct and community affairs;

To promote, develop and maintain the general welfare and prosperity of persons, firms and corporations engaged in or associated with the motion picture industry; to improve by all lawful and ethical means their status and condition; to secure and retain the good will of the public for the motion picture theatre industry, and for all persons and businesses associated and affiliated therewith;

To gather, receive and disseminate such information as may be helpful to the members and associated organizations; to exchange ideas and render mutual assistance; and to provide helpful educational and vocational advice and guidance;

To forward progressive and public programs and to make every proper and lawful effort to uphold, dignify and protect the motion picture theatre industry, and all business and industries affiliated therewith or related thereto;

To interest itself, on behalf of its members and the public, in legislation conceived for the public good and for the good of the industry, and to oppose legislation which may be adverse to the public interest or the motion picture theatre operation or profession;

To carry out and perform any and all of the usual functions of a trade association or “Chamber of Commerce” of theatre owners;

To do each and every thing necessary, suitable or proper for the attainment of any one or more of the objects or purposes herein set forth, or which shall at any time appear conductive to or expedient for the protection or benefit of this corporation and its members, and to do such things in any part of the world as principal, agent or otherwise.

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