LOS ANGELES, Calif. – The Emmys and Latin Grammys canceled their awards ceremonies, amusement parks closed and Hollywood studios locked their gates as today's terrorist attacks darkened a stunned entertainment industry.
All Broadway shows were canceled in New York and box offices at the theaters were closed indefinitely, said Jed Bernstein, president of the League of American Theaters and Producers.
Walt Disney World in Florida and Disneyland, California Adventure, Knott's Berry Farm, Magic Mountain and Universal Studios in Southern California were shut down, while most resort hotels many sheltering those stranded by the nationwide airline shutdown remained open.
Movie Studios Dark Out of Respect
In Southern California, major movie studios such as Paramount, Sony Pictures and Warner Bros. were shuttered, including studio tours and production of movies as well as TV shows, which are at the height of their new-season shooting schedules.
"Out of respect for the tragedy we're closing the studio. It's not out of fear," said Barbara Brogliatti, a spokeswoman for Warner Bros. "People want to be home with their families, they have relatives in the East."
Many of the landmark attractions on the Las Vegas Strip, including the Eiffel and Stratosphere towers, were closed Tuesday. Yet gambling continued at all of the resort's casinos and the evening's slate of headliner entertainment remained on schedule.
Latin Grammys Canceled, Emmys to Be Rescheduled
Meanwhile, the second annual Latin Grammys, scheduled to be broadcast live tonight from Los Angeles, were canceled "due to unimaginable events," according to a written statement.
Workers outside the arena hurried to dismantle the elaborate stages shortly after the attacks, and Recording Academy officials said the show would not be rescheduled.
"It's over," said Barb Deeghan, a spokeswoman for the show. "That's it. It's canceled."
The 53rd annual Primetime Emmys, which had been scheduled for Sunday night in Los Angeles, were postponed, but organizers expected to reschedule the show.
"We will set no new date until we find out the extent of this tragedy and the national mourning that's going to take place," said Jim Chabin, president of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Leno and Conan Dark All Week
Other cancellations included tapings for the Tonight Show With Jay Leno at the NBC studios in Burbank, Late Night With Conan O'Brien in New York and a concert by pop singer Madonna Tuesday night in downtown Los Angeles. The Leno and O'Brien shows will be dark all week, NBC officials said.
Malls across the United States locked their doors in response to the attacks and major-league baseball postponed its entire schedule for Tuesday.
Many movie theaters and other public gathering areas also closed and television networks scrubbed regular programs in favor of round-the-clock news.