Top brass at CinemaCon sent out a note on Thursday (5) saying “an important and successful convention” will go ahead as planned despite cancellations from coronavirus-hit China, Japan, South Korea, and Italy.

In a memo to members and CinemaCon participants, National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) chief John Fithian and CinemaCon chief Mitch Neuhauser said as of Thursday presentations were still on the agenda from Focus Features, Lionsgate, Neon, Paramount, Universal (presentation and screening), Disney and Warner Bros. Pictures (presentation and screening).

Show top brass said they remained committed to the March 30-April 2 event in Las Vegas, adding that safety and productivity of attendees remained the highest priority.

“We continue to closely monitor the Coronavirus situation and maintain daily communication with the CDC, Caesars Palace, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, American Society of…