March 12, 2020
by Carla Hay
CinemaCon, the National Association of Theatre Owners’ annual convention in Las Vegas, has been cancelled. The event was scheduled to take place from March 30 to April 2, 2020. The cancellation comes at a time when the coronavirus outbreak has negatively affected attendance at movie theaters.
CinemaCon (formerly known as ShoWest) is one of the biggest events for major movie studios to showcase what they expect to be their biggest box-office hits of the year. The stars of the movies attend the event, as well as studio executives, movie-theater executives, vendors and other people connected to the movie industry.
CinemaCon also has a non-competitive award ceremony as part of the event, which announces the award recipients in advance. Some of this year’s CinemaCon award recipients had been announced before the cancellation. They were Michael B. Jordan (CinemaCon Male Star of the Year Award); Carey Mulligan (CinemaCon Award of Excellence in Acting); Glenn Powell (CinemaCon Male Star of Tomorrow Award); and AMC Entertainment president/CEO Adam N. Aron (NATO Marquee Award).
CinemaCon is among the long list of events around the world that have been postponed or cancelled due to coronavirus concerns. In addition, several schools, government offices, community centers and other places have been temporarily closed due to the outbreak.
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