This year, it is a requirement that all CinemaCon 2021 attendees are fully vaccinated against Covid. As such, we hear that the confab Hollywood studio-theater show will continue from August 23-26 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, NV.
This despite news that Disney will not send executives or stars to CinemaCon for safety from the threat of the impending Delta variant.
“We have the full support of the nine original studios that are present. Our schedule hasn’t changed. We have a great participation of the studies and the support of the exhibition is unwavering. It’s the excitement of coming together to celebrate the movie theater experience at CinemaCon. It’s been too long, ”Mitch Neuhauser, managing director of CinemaCon, tells News Block tonight.
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The big studios always keep their presentations close to their vests. Some years have more stars, other years have fewer stars. Talking to my distribution sources, I heard that there will be some stars; they are not exactly skipping.
Disney is concerned about the increase in Covid cases in Clark County, NV and they have been monitoring the situation in Las Vegas and mulling over the plans for several weeks. One insider says they are making the comfort and safety of their employees and their talents a top priority. Disney will screen a movie, which they have traditionally done at previous CinemaCons (i.e. Avengers: infinity war other Inside out, among others), and possibly there is a virtual presentation in the store. As an aside, Disney is holding an outdoor world premiere for Jungle cruise tomorrow at Disneyland; attendees must be fully vaccinated or negative 48 hours before attending. Disneyland’s capacity restrictions were lifted on June 15. The question is whether the use of masks will return in the near future.
At the same time, Disney’s omission of the CinemaCon in person by Disney comes at a suspicious time, as the studio recently celebrated the opening of the $ 219 million WWE Disney + Premier date and theatrical day. Black widow The photo posted the biggest second weekend drop for a Disney Marvel Cinematic Universe title at the box office last weekend, and was extensively hacked, with the National Association of Theater Owners (which organizes CinemaCon) attacking the studio for decimate the theater window and Black widowmovie income-generating potential. Weather Jungle cruise is currently the only other title slated to hit theaters at Disney + Premier, there is great fear amongst the industry and the show that Disney will continue this radical dynamic window practice as Wall Street goes streaming nuts. All that said, it’s very difficult for Disney to get into CinemaCon’s Caesars Palace this year and hold their heads high if they continue to experiment with the theatrical window and celebrate. Starting Friday at noon, Black widow appears to drop -60% on Weekend 3, which would be among the worst third-frame drops for a Disney MCU title along with Thor: dark world other THOR: Ragnarok.
Of the 1,003 new Covid-19 cases in Nevada yesterday, 881 came from Clark County, which is home to Las Vegas. Nevada reported 20 deaths, of which 17 came from Clark County. Clark County and Nevada remain high transmission rates for COVID-19 and are on the White House list. of “areas of interest”.
Florida is also on the White House’s “areas of concern” list. As of yesterday, Florida had 73,199 new cases of Covid-19 statewide. Orange County, which is where Orlando and Disney World are located, had the highest number of new cases with 5,356 and a new case positivity of 15.6%.
CinemaCon normally takes place in April. Last year, the confab was canceled as other conferences were interrupted due to the pandemic. Hoping to be beyond Covid, CinemaCon opted to hold this year’s conference in late August.