Theater owners will play a key role in solving the problem of adolescent smoking. Educated by concerned groups within their communities, they can press the studios to clean up their act. They can show anti-tobacco spots before smoking movies. And they can reduce kids’ exposure immediately by handling admissions to youth-rated movies with smoking the same way they handle R-rated films.
Theaters don’t cause the problem. But they can do a great deal to help solve it.
Movie theaters are the part of the film industry within your reach. In fact, contacting local theater owners is one of the best ways to let Hollywood know that you think smoking in the movies is something they need to worry about.
Even if the local metroplex is part of a huge chain, the managers are local and many have kids of their own. There’s no reason why theaters should pay the price for the studios’ irresponsibility. Audiences and theater owners can be allies to save lives.
Educate local and corporate management.
When you contact local theaters, get in touch with top regional or national management at the same time. Explain how each can play a different role in reducing exposure — at both ends of the supply chain. Want to approach top management with other groups within your state or beyond? Contact us. We’ll help you coordinate.
are some key addresses. Look for the chain logo in movie
listings or ask the manager which chain a theater belongs
to. The largest theater chains:
307 theaters with 4,600 screens in 30 states and
in Canada, UK, France and elsewhere. Controlled by J.P.
Morgan Partners and Apollo Management.
Aaron J. Stone, Chairman
Gerry Lopez, CEO and Director
920 Main Street
Kansas City, MO 64105
247 theaters with 2,285 screens in 35 states.
Roland C. Smith, Chairman
S. David Passman III, President and CEO
1301 First Avenue
Columbus, GA 31901
424 theaters with 4,889 screens, including Century,
Tinseltown, and others in US, Canada and Latin America.
Lee Roy Mitchell, Chairman
Alan W. Stock, CEO
3900 Dallas Parkway, Suite 500
Plano, TX 75093
theaters with 1,328 screens across Canada: Coliseum,
Famous Players, Paramounts, Silver City, Cinema City
Anthony Munk, Chairman
Ellis Jacob, CEO
1303 Yonge Street
M4T 2Y9 Canada
93 theaters with 929screens in the Midwest.
Tony Kerasotes, Chairman and CEO
Dean Kerasotes, President and COO
Kerasotes Showplace Theaters
224 N. Des Plaines, Suite 200
Chicago , IL 60661
50 theaters with 660 screens in the Midwest.
Stephen H. Marcus, Chairman
Gregory S. Marcus, CEO and Director
The Marcus Corporation
100 East Wisconsin Ave., Suite 1900
Milwaukee, WI 53202
screens in US, UK, Latin American and Russia: Cinema
De Lux, The Bridge, Showcase, Multiplex. Parent Company
of Viacom (Paramount) and CBS.
Sumner Redstone, Chairman and CEO
Shari E. Redstone, President
200 Elm Street
Dedham, MA 02026
550 theaters with 6,800 screens in 39 states. Theater
names include Regal, Edwards, United Artists and Hoyts.
Co-owns on-screen ad operation National Cinemedia. The
Anschutz Corporation (Denver) has controlling interest.
Michael L. Campbell, Chairman
Amy E. Miles, CEO
7312 Regal Lane
Knoxville, TN 37918
National Association of Theater
John Fithian, President and CEO
750 First Street, NE Suite 1130
Washington, DC 20002