What movies and events have been canceled because of Coronavirus?


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The Coachella Music Festival, one of the biggest music festivals in the country, is just one of many events to be postponed due to the Coronavirus.

Blake Kingsbury, Photojournalist

With the Coronavirus pandemic now having made its way all around the globe, many highly anticipated movies and events around the world have been postponed or canceled. This is, of course, since most movie theatres and event venues bring a very large number of people all together in one area, thus causing the risk of attendees catching the virus to skyrocket in probability. 

One of the biggest events to be postponed because of the pandemic has been the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. Last week, the International Olympic Committee announced that the games would be pushed back a year and take place in July 2021, instead of this upcoming July. This decision came very shortly after many countries, such as Canada, decided that they would not send athletes to the Olympics if they were to still take place. Since the games have been rescheduled to 2021 instead of being completely canceled, Japan’s economy is unlikely to suffer much from this decision, though it may seem as if it might at first thought.

Another huge event that has been postponed due to the outbreak is the Coachella music festival in Coachella, CA. One of the biggest music festivals in the country, this event always takes place during the springtime. Because of the virus, this year’s Coachella has been moved from its original weekends of April 10-12 and April 17-19 to the weekends of October 9-11 and October 16-18. 

The Stagecoach music festival, located in Indio, CA, is one of the biggest country music gatherings of the year. It too has been postponed, being moved from its original dates of April 24-26 to October 23-25. Those who have already made reservations for either of these two music festivals already will have their tickets honored during these new dates.

In the theatre world, some of the spring’s most anticipated hits have been postponed to later dates. The new and upcoming James Bond installment, No Time to Die, has had its premiere moved back from April to November. Fast & Furious 9 has had its release date pushed back the farthest of any other movie, with its new expected first showing due in April 2021 instead of this May. A Quiet Place Part II, originally expected to hit theatres this month, has had its premiere moved out to an unknown later date?

It’s obviously tough to see events and movies that you’ve been looking forward to attending or watching for months, or even years, get postponed due to an event that you would never expect to occur in your lifetime. However, as hard as it may be, try to stay positive knowing that the majority of these events have been moved to a later date instead of being completely canceled. Justin Ehrman (11), said about the cancellations, “It really hurts to have everything you’ve looked forward to suddenly be postponed, but at least we know that we still will be able to see those things and go to events again sometime.” By staying at home and practicing the safety measures given to us by the CDC, we can and will get through this!