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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

CinemaCon 2020 Is Cancelled

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Today, in an inevitable development, given the public health crisis currently plaguing the globe, John Fithian, President/CEO of the National Association of Theatre Owners; and Mitch Neuhauser, Managing Director of CinemaCon, announced the cancellation of what was to be the 10th anniversary edition of the annual convention of international motion picture exhibitors, scheduled to begin March 30 for a four-day stretch at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The full text of their statement is below:

It is with great regret we are announcing the cancellation of CinemaCon 2020. Each spring, motion picture exhibitors, distributors and industry partners from around the world meet in Las Vegas to share information and celebrate the moviegoing experience. This year, due to the travel ban from the European Union, the unique travel difficulties in many other areas of the world and other challenges presented by the Coronavirus pandemic, a significant portion of the worldwide motion picture community is not able to attend CinemaCon. While local outbreaks vary widely in severity, the global circumstances make it impossible for us to mount the show that our attendees have come to expect. After consultation with our attendees, trade show exhibitors, sponsors, and studio presenters, NATO has decided therefore to cancel CinemaCon 2020. We look forward to continuing the 10-year tradition of presenting the largest movie theater convention in the world and joining our attendees in future celebrations of the moviegoing experience.

All the very best,
John Fithian
Mitch Neuhauser

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