GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Celebration! Cinema announced today that John Loeks, owner of the Grand Rapids-based movie exhibitor, has been elected Chairman of the National Association of Theatre Owners.
The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) is the largest trade association in the world for movie theater owners. It serves the business, legislative, media and technology interests of theater owners in the United States and around the world. NATO represents all of the largest circuits in North America, as well as hundreds of independents and international members.
Loeks was elected at a special event in Washington, DC late last week and will serve a two-year term.
“I am so pleased that one of our long standing NATO of Michigan members, John Loeks, is now the newly elected Chairman of NATO,” said Jack Schick, Executive Director of NATO Michigan. “We congratulate John and wish him success. NATO has made an excellent choice based on expertise, experience, and talent.”