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CinemaCon 2021 Delayed From April to August

CinemaCon has introduced its 2021 pageant for distributors and exhibitors will collect in August as an alternative of the normal date within the spring.

CinemaCon 2021 will now happen Aug. 23-26 at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas after initially being scheduled for April 26. The change is because of uncertainty about worldwide journey issues and restrictions on massive gatherings.

“With all the travel, logistical, and capacity concerns for the convention, our 7,500 attendees, vendors, and studio distribution partners, we couldn’t guarantee we could present the kind of show the industry expects in April,” the pageant’s managing director Mitch Neuhauser mentioned in an announcement. “In close consultation with our studio and industry partners, we are rescheduling CinemaCon for August, when we think we can put on the kind of showcase we do best, and celebrate the moviegoing experience with the entire industry.”

The National Association of Theater Owners (NATO) says within the announcement that the exhibition trade stays totally dedicated to reopening the trade, however with film studios in lots of instances nonetheless working from house and launch dates nonetheless altering, distributors want some certainty earlier than attending.

This 12 months’s CinemaCon was canceled within the wake of theater closures and restrictions on massive gatherings at the beginning of the pandemic outbreak within the U.S. CinemaCon usually attracts over 7,500 film professionals from each exhibition and distribution sides as Hollywood presents their upcoming slate of movies.

As increasingly more studio films vacate 2020 — together with Disney most just lately pushing “Death on the Nile” and “Free Guy” out of their December releases to unspecified dates — many studios have largely given up on the rest of the 2020 field workplace, although a handful of titles are nonetheless opening in theaters within the the rest of the 12 months. Many theaters across the nation stay open, however not these in main markets corresponding to New York and Los Angeles.

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