EFEBy David Villafranca Las Vegas, US

Sony kicked off the 2021 edition of CinemaCon on Monday with an impassioned defense of the power and magic of the big screen and the unveiling of two of its most widely anticipated releases in the coming months: "Spider-Man: No Way Home" and "Ghostbusters: Afterlife."

After a one-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, CinemaCon, the world's largest film industry business event, returns this week to Las Vegas.

The event could not come at a more opportune time as Hollywood is in the midst of a debate on the future of cinemas, the growth of online streaming services and the post-pandemic outlook for the sector.

Against this backdrop, Sony, which unveiled the trailer for the new "Spider-Man" movie and screened "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" for the first time, made its intentions clear: cinemas will be the first and only place where their films will be released.