Geneva Convention
Grand Geneva Resort & Spa
September 25-27, 2018
Lake Geneva, WI
NATO Of Illinois Annual Meeting
June, 2018
603 Rogers St., Downers Grove, IL 60515
The official convention of the National Association Of Theatre Owners
April 23-26, 2018
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What is NATO of Illinois?
NATO of Illinois is a statewide trade organization representing movie theatre owners and operators in Illinois.  We are affiliated with the National Association of Theatre Owners - the largest exhibition trade organization in the world, representing more than 29,000 movie screens in all 50 states, and additional cinemas in 50 countries worldwide. NATO of Illinois membership includes over 20 circuits, from national chains to independents, operating over 1200 screens in Illinois.
Our most important reason for existence is to provide each other with communication and support in protecting our industry from the effects of adverse legislation.  As a state organization, we focus primarily on issues specific to Illinois.  As new legislation is introduced each year, it is more important than ever to keep abreast of the issues and protect our industry.  The most effective method of making our voice heard in Illinois government is through the efforts of theatre owners and managers speaking directly to their legislators.  NATO of Illinois plays an important role in coordinating this grassroots effort and preparing members with supporting information in order to discuss the issues more effectively.  We also work closely with other business and retail groups to maximize our impact.