Adam Aron
United States

AMC Entertainment


President / CEO

Under Aron’s leadership, in 2018 AMC had its best year at the box office in the company’s 99-year history, scoring record earnings at the same time. It also turned the MoviePass concept into a sustainable model with AMC Stubs A-List. Launched in June 2018, the monthly movie subscription plan reached 900,000 by the following summer. The former CEO of Norwegian Cruise Lines and current co-owner of NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers, Aron took over the exhibitor in January 2016 and embarked on a $3 billion spending spree, acquiring Georgia-based Carmike Cinemas and Odeon & UCI Cinemas and Nordic Cinema Group in Europe. Alas, along with the growth, there has been some pruning: In August, 35 employees were laid off as part of a previously announced cost-cutting plan.



  • AMC Entertainment
  • Philadelphia 76ers
  • Vail Resorts


  • Harvard University (MA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2019 Variety500 Honoree
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American Cinematheque Honors AMC CEO Adam Aron With Sid Grauman Award

American Cinematheque Honors AMC CEO Adam Aron With Sid Grauman Award

The American Cinematheque has selected AMC chief executive officer and president Adam Aron as the recipient of the 2019 Sid Grauman Award on behalf of AMC Theatres.The organization previously announced that its 2019 American Cinematheque Award recipient is Charlize Theron. The presentation of both the Sid Grauman and American Cinematheque awards will take place on Nov. 8 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.American Cinematheque chairman Rick Nicita said, “The American Cinematheque is pleased to present this year’s...


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