LAS VEGAS (KSNV) - CinemaCon, a gathering of international movie theater owners that’s drawn names like Ben Affleck, Jason Momoa and others, has been canceled for 2020.
The National Association of Theatre Owners event was to be hosted at Caesars Palace from March 20 to April 2.
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In a statement, the convention said, “It is with great regret we are announcing the cancellation of #CinemaCon 2020.”
The event attracts people from over 80 countries, with this year’s festivities expected to be its biggest yet.
"This year, due to the travel ban from the European Union, the unique travel difficulties in many other areas of the world & other challenges presented by the Coronavirus pandemic, a significant portion of the worldwide motion picture community is not able to attend,” the convention’s statement continued. “After consultation with our attendees, trade show exhibitors, sponsors, and studio presenters, NATO has decided therefore to cancel CinemaCon 2020.”
CinemaCon is the latest of other events and conventions that have been forced to cancel over coronavirus concerns.
“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," the convention said.