Motion Picture Theatre Association of Canada

Motion Picture Theatre Association of Canada

November 18, 2005 12:36 ET

Rafaelle Papalia Elected President Motion Picture Theatre Associations of Canada

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 18, 2005) - The Motion Picture Theatre Associations of Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Raffaele Papalia as President of the national association for a three year term.

The MPTAC represents the Canadian motion picture theatre exhibition industry; the owners and operators of cinemas across the country including major circuits like Cineplex Entertainment, Empire Theatres, Landmark Cinemas of Canada, Alliance Atlantis and AMC as well as regional circuits like May Theatres, Rainbow Cinemas, Magic Lantern, Criterion, Harris Road, Ontario Theatres and Mr. Papalia's Cine-Entreprise; as well as, independent theatres like Cinema Pine, Stinson Theatres and others.

Canadian exhibitors have approximately 650 theatres, which operate approximately 3,500 screens across the country. According to Statistics Canada, there were 120 million paid admissions in Canada in 2004/2005

Mr. Papalia has been a member of the Board of Directors of the MPTAC since 2001 and chair of the Member Services Committee, as well as, president of the Quebec delegation for the last three years. He has worked in the industry for more than 20 years, and is currently the president of Cine Enterprise, an independent circuit in Quebec started by his father in 1963. He is also the founder and ex -president of the Cooperatives des Cinema Independents du Quebec.

During his long career in the entertainment industry he has also served on the board of directors and has chaired various committees for NATO, the National Association of Theatre Owners, MPTAC's American counterpart in the USA, and has also developed close connections with the Hollywood studios.

As head of the executive committee of MPTAC, Raffaele Papalia will be joined by Ellis Jacob, President and CEO Cineplex Entertainment, serving as 1st V.P.; Brian McIntosh, President and CEO Landmark Cinemas of Canada, serving as 2nd V.P.; Dan McGrath, Executive VP Cineplex Entertainment, serving as Treasurer, and Dean Leland, VP Marketing, Empire Theatres serving as Secretary.


Atlantic Independent Theatre Exhibitors'Association

Atlantic Motion Picture Theatre Exhibitors Association

Associations des Proprietaires de Cinemas et Cine-parcs du Quebec Inc.

Motion Picture Theatres Association Of Ontario

Motion Picture Theatres Association Of Manitoba

Motion Picture Theatres Association Of Saskatchewan

Motion Picture Theatres Association Of Alberta

Motion Picture Theatres Association Of British Columbia

146 Bloor Street West
Toronto Ontario M5S 1P3
Tel: (416) 969-7057
Fax: (416) 969-6504
Website: www.mptac.a

Contact Information

    Adina Lebo
    Executive Director
    (416) 969-7057