Celebrating the Movie Goers Experience…
By: The Blonde and The Brunette
Photos By: Robin Roth
Held on April 15-18, 2013 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, the third annual CinemaCon, the Official convention of NATO (National Association of Theatre Owners) took place. Attendees represent more than 30,000 movie screens in all 50 states, and additional cinemas in 50 countries worldwide. NATO membership includes the largest cinema chains in the world and hundreds of independent theatre owners too.
The convention started in 2011 and is now the largest and most important annual gathering of the worldwide motion picture theatre industry. Every aspect of the industry was offered to cinema owners and operators from around the world.
Recognizing the importance of the International market place, the convention started with CinemaCon’s International Day. There was representation from over 45 countries.
The CinemaCon schedule included studio presentations and screenings showcasing exclusive footage for the cinema industry.
Look for some of the greatest films ever released coming out this summer and fall. For example:
Warner Brothers is releasing: The Great Gatsby, Transcendents and Star Trek into Darkness. All three of these films look tremendous.
The stars from Star Trek into Darkness, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Alice Eve, and John Cho, were quite excited and filled with great anticipation for the release of this new adventure film. They spoke in great length to the press about this thrilling and amazing film directed by J.J. Abrams.
The Blonde: OMG how gorgeous is Chris Pine. Too bad I didn’t have the chance to flirt behind the camera. I think he is simply divine!
The Brunette: Oh PA-LEASE! You really think you had ANY chance with him especially with Alice Eve standing there.
The Blonde: Well, ya never know. I wish I had the opportunity though!
The Brunette: Better for your sake that you didn’t. You would have left saying OUCH!! You would have had a better chance with the 75 year old popcorn vendor.
The BLONDE: DOOUBLE OUCH BRUNETTE!
Moving right along…
Disney Films: will be releasing The Lone Ranger, Iron Man 3 and the Monsters University. Looks like a blast at the movies. A Bucket of Popcorn is most definitely needed here!
Summit Entertainment a Lionsgate company: will be releasing, Ender’s Game and The Hunger Games Catching Fire. How amazing do these films look? Lots of candy needed to watch these two blockbusters.
Paramount Pictures: is releasing Jack Ryan. We are dying to see this one as well.
20th Century Fox:releases Heat and The Internship. Can hardly wait!
Sony: is coming out with Battle of the Year and Elysium.
So DO expect lots of entertainment and fun this year in theaters near you!
The Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers foundation: sponsored a huge gala on April 17, at CinemaCon in Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The 2013 Pioneer of the Year Award this year honored Kathleen Kennedy. Ms. Kennedy is President of Lucasfilm and Vice President of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. Hosting the evening with style and sophistication was the talented actor/director Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The Oscar winner and brilliant actor Sally Field (everyone knows her!) presented the award to Kathleen. The Pioneer of the year award recognizes leaders, their accomplishments and philanthropic contributions of those in the film industry. The proceeds from this important event were given to the Motion Pictures Pioneer Assistance Fund. Oh what a night it was…