The Showtime must go on – a little earlier this year
December 9, 2004,
HIGH POINT, N.C. — Showtime has changed its kickoff time for the January event to noon on Sunday, Jan. 9, rather than the typical Monday opening at 8 a.m.
The change was made because so many buyers were coming in to work on Sunday to take advantage of the reduced airfares with a Saturday stay-over. After surveying ITMA’s members after the July show, the decision was made to open officially on Sunday.
The January show will close on Thursday at 2 p.m., but beginning with the July show, closing will be 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Also, Showtime buyers will find that the Lindsay Street Bridge over the railroad tracks across from Market Square will be partially closed during January Showtime.