CinemaCon 2021 Pushed Back to August

Jason Momoa at the Warner Bros. Pictures "The Big Picture" presentation, CinemaCon, Las Vegas, 24 Apr 2018. Photo by Matt Baron/REX/Shutterstock (9641478in)

CinemaCon 2021 has been delayed. 

Originally set to happen in the spring of 2021, the movie theater exhibition industry’s annual trade show will now happen in the summer of next year. 

Originally scheduled for April 26-29, CinemaCon will now take place August 23-26.

News of the delay of yet another major film industry was confirmed by the organization behind the event, the National Association of Theatre Owners. 

Managing Director Mitch Neuhauser cited international travel restrictions and limits on large gatherings due to the ongoing pandemic as the reason for the four months 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.”