Pop Culture Crash: Major Events, Theme Parks, Movies and More Canceled or Postponed Due to Coronavirus


By Kevin Hoskinson

First and foremost, our thoughts are with those affected by the Coronavirus around the world, and we are hoping this all comes to an end very soon.
With the Coronavirus (or COVID-19) becoming more widespread across the globe, certain precautions are being taken to help contain it. While the CDC and the WHO suggest basic sanitary protocols such as washing your hands and not touching your face, they also recommend avoiding events where there are large groups of people present. Big organizations have taken this suggestion to heart, and have canceled or postponed events where big crowds are expected to gather. This means Comic-Cons, sporting events, movies that are expected to draw massive audiences as well as theme parks being shut down.

Below is a list of big events that have been canceled or postponed, as well as a list of movies being postponed. It will be updated as more things get announced. For more information on when the events will take place, or when the films will release (if at all), follow them on social media or visit their official websites.

Pop Culture Events / Festivals:

Emerald City Comic Con (Seattle, WA)

Wondercon (Anaheim, CA)

SXSW (Austin, TX)

Coachella (Indio, CA)

Stagecoach Festival (Indio, CA)

CinemaCon (Las Vega, NV)

The Tribecca Film Festival (Manhattan, NY)

Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductions (Cleveland, OH)

Live Nation Concerts (USA)

Broadway Shows (New York, NY)

Sporting Events:

The remainder of the NBA Season (USA)

The remainder of the NHL Season (USA)

The remainder of the MLB Season (USA)

The remainder of the XFL Season (USA)

Theme Park Closures:

Disney Parks (Global)

Universal Studios (Global)

Knotts Berry Farms (California)

Movies:

James Bond: No Time To Die

Fast and Furious F9

Mulan

The New Mutants

Antlers

Quiet Place Part 2

The Lovebirds

Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway

Kevin Hoskinson is a writer with a deep-seeded love for movies, comic books, television and the paranormal. From humble beginnings working the box office at his local movie theater, he’s worked his way to becoming a humble family man and professional bug exterminator. Growing up, he wanted to become an astronaut, a Ghostbuster, a dinosaur, and a Disney animator before he found his passion for writing as a teen. He studied film at Los Angeles Valley College with an emphasis on screenwriting and film criticism. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife and two kids. You can follow him on Facebook, Twitter @Kevin_Hoskinson, and Instagram @kevinhoskinson.

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