The 2020 CinemaCon has officially been cancelled.
The movie festival hosted annually by the National Association of Theatre Owners was cancelled amid growing concerns of the coronavirus.
“It is with great regret we are announcing the cancellation of CinemaCon 2020,” NATO president John Fithian and CinemaCon organizer Mitch Neuhauser said Wednesday in a joint statement via Hollywood Reporter.
The event was set to run from March 30 to April 2 at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas.
“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,” the statement continued. “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.”
The news comes after President Trump announced a travel ban from Europe to the United States for the next 30 days.
Coachella, the NYC Half Marathon, and the SXSW Festival have all been cancelled or postponed because of the coronavirus.
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