Another major film industry event has been delayed.
Multiple outlets report that the 2021 edition of CinemaCon has been pushed back and will now happen about four months later than initially planned.
News of the rescheduling of the movie theater exhibition industry’s annual trade show was confirmed by the organization behind the event, the National Association of Theatre Owners.
Originally scheduled for April 26-29, CinemaCon will now take place August 23-26. The event’s Managing Director Mitch Neuhauser cited international travel restrictions and limits on large gatherings due to the ongoing pandemic as the reason for the delay.
“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,” said Neuhauser in a statement. “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.”