WASHINGTON D.C. (April 1, 2016) – Keanu Reeves will receive the “CinemaCon® Vanguard Award,” it was announced today by Mitch Neuhauser, Managing Director of CinemaCon. CinemaCon, the official convention of The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) will be held April 11-14, 2016 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Reeves will be presented with this special honor at the “CinemaCon Big Screen Achievement Awards” ceremony taking place on the evening of Thursday, April 14, at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, hosted by the Coca-Cola Company, the official presenting sponsor of CinemaCon.
“With just shy of three decades of roles in both blockbuster and critically acclaimed films, Keanu Reeves has brought moviegoing audiences such memorable films as ‘Dangerous Liaisons,’ ‘Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure,’ ‘Point Break,’ ‘Speed,’ ‘The Matrix’ trilogy, and ‘John Wick,’ to name just a few,” noted Neuhauser. “His work on the big screen will continue to captivate audiences when he returns as John Wick in ‘John Wick: Chapter 2,’ and we could not be more honored to present him with this years ‘CinemaCon Vanguard Award.’”
Next year Keanu Reeves can be seen in Lionsgate’s “John Wick: Chapter 2” arriving in theaters on February 10, 2017. Reeves returns in the sequel to the 2014 hit as legendary hitman John Wick who is forced to back out of retirement by a former associate plotting to seize control of a shadowy international assassins’ guild. Bound by a blood oath to help him, John travels to Rome where he squares off against some of the world’s deadliest killers.
One of Hollywood’s most sought after leading men Keanu Reeves has starred in many films including; “River’s Edge,” “Dangerous Liaisons,” “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure,” and the sequel “Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey,” “Parenthood,” “Much Ado About Nothing,” “Speed,” “The Matrix” triology, “Something’s Gotta Give,” “Constantine,” “The Day the Earth Stood Still,” “The Private Lives of Pippa Lee,” “Henry’s Crime,” “47 Ronin” and “John Wick.” In 2013, Reeves made his directorial debut and starred in “Man of Tai Chi,” and produced the documentary “Side By Side.” Most recently he could be seen in “Knock Knock” and “Exposed” and in addition to “John Wick: Chapter 2,” he is currently in post-production on three other films “The Whole Truth,” “The Neon Demon and “The Bad Batch.”
CinemaCon will attract upwards of 5,000 motion picture professionals from all facets of the industry –from exhibition and distribution, to the equipment and concession areas – all on hand to celebrate the movie-going experience and the cinema industry. From exclusive Hollywood product presentations highlighting a slate of upcoming films, to must-see premiere feature screenings, to the biggest stars, producers and directors, CinemaCon will help jumpstart the excitement and buzz that surrounds the summer season at the box office.
CinemaCon is delighted to have both the International Cinema Technology Association (ICTA) and National Association of Concessionaires (NAC) as its tradeshow partners. CinemaCon is also delighted to have as its official presenting sponsor The Coca–Cola Company, one of the industry’s greatest and highly regarded and respected partners in the world of the movies.
The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) is the largest exhibition trade organization in the world, representing more than 32,000 movie screens in all 50 states, and additional cinemas in 81 countries worldwide. NATO’s membership includes the largest cinema chains in the world and hundreds of independent theatre owners, too.
Additional information on CinemaCon can be found at www.cinemacon.com.
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