The Hollywood Show -- a popular movie and TV memorabilia convention that features appearances by stars from years gone by -- is itself gone. From Burbank, that is.
Faced with the increasing costs of keeping the event at the Burbank Airport Marriott and the inability to secure discounted reservations for convention patrons after the contracted deadline, organizers say they have no choice but to move to another space in Los Angeles.
“We’re not happy to have to leave, but it was sort of forced upon us,” said David Elkouby, the event’s promoter.
The convention’s departure means a drop of up to $3,600 in vendor fees for the city for each show, Elkouby said, adding that four shows are held annually.
It will also result in lost hotel taxes, restaurant revenues and retail sales, which were fueled by the average 4,000-plus people who attend the Hollywood Show.