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HOLLYWOOD — Loews Cineplex Entertainment chief Travis Reid will be honored with the Salah Hassanein Humanitarian Award at ShowEast 2002, organizers said Monday.

The award annually recognizes community contributions by an outstanding industry exec. Reid will be feted at an awards gala set to close the four-day exhib trade show in Orlando, Fla., on Oct. 12.

Reid began his professional career working for Theater Management for five years before moving to Century Theaters as a film buyer in 1981. He later worked as assistant head film buyer and head film buyer at Cineamerica Theaters until 1990, when he joined General Cinemas.

In 1991, Reid joined Loews Theaters as senior VP film, and since April 7 he has served as CEO and prexy of Loews Cineplex.

“Travis Reid is a recognized leader in the theatrical exhibition community with a track record of providing an example of true value and commitment to those who he interacts with,” organizer the Sunshine Group Worldwide said in announcing the award.

Reid has served on boards and committees of several industry associations over the years. He is a former ShowEast programming committee chairman and member of the exec committee and committee of the whole of the National Assn. of Theater Owners.

From 1999-2001 he was prexy of the Foundation of the Motion Picture Pioneers, and he serves as veep of the Will Rogers Memorial Fund.

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