NYC Movie Theaters Are Re-Opening This Weekend, And Tenet Will Be There

Christopher Nolan's action movie will be available in NYC cinemas when they re-open (at a limited capacity) on March 5.


Batman director Christopher Nolan's big-budget action movie Tenet opened in theaters back in August 2020, but the film never played in New York City because cinemas there were closed. Now that they are opening again this weekend, Tenet will get to play in one of the biggest movie markets on the US east coast.

Deadline reports that Tenet will play in the following cinemas starting this Friday, March 5: AMC Lincoln Square, AMC Empire, AMC Kips Bay, Village East by Angelika (70mm), and Showcase Cinemas Jamaica.

Tenet will be available in both IMAX and 70MM at the AMC cinema in Lincoln Square.

According to Deadline, Nolan was involved in the "behind-the-scenes" discussions with New York State governor Andrew Cuomo's team that successfully convinced the politician to re-open cinemas in the city. Movie theaters in New York State had been open since October 2020, but March 5 is the first time they are re-opening in New York City.

Despite releasing to a movie market that was seriously impacted by COVID-19, Tenet has made more than $363 million worldwide to date. The overwhelming majority of Tenet's box office results came from international markets ($305 million), compared to $58 million from the US, according to BoxOfficeMojo.

Theaters in NYC can only accept 25% capacity, the governor said, and a cap of 50 people per screen. Everyone must wear a mask and follow other health and safety protocols as part of the directive.

Tenet is a time-bending action movie starring John David Washington, Elizabeth Debicki, Robert Pattinson, and Kenneth Branagh. For more, check out the video above where Pattinson and Debicki tell us about their favorite video games.

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