A CinemaCon screening of Now You See Me 2 was abandoned when a suspicious item that later turned out to be harmless forced the evacuation of the Colosseum on Thursday afternoon.
By the time the item was determined to be safe it was too late to restart the screening, the National Association Of Theatre Owners said.
Prior to the attempted screening of Lionsgate’s June 10 sequel, co-chairmen of the motion picture group Patrick Wachsberger and Rob Friedman introduced footage from Damien Chazelle’s musical La-La Land.
Tyler Perry talked up Boo! A Madea Halloween and Keanu Reeves took to the stage in support of 2017 release John Wick: Chapter Two.
The executives also presented footage from Mark Wahlberg starrer Deepwater Horizon and Emma Roberts thriller Nerve.
The presentation began with a brief show by illusionist David Copperfield in what was intended to foreshadow the screening.