Tenet Finally Gets Theatrical Release In Los Angeles This Week

Christopher Nolan's sci-fi thriller gets a belated LA release ahead of its home entertainment debut.


While most of 2020's big movies were either moved to next year or released straight to streaming platforms, there was one blockbuster that received a more traditional release--Christopher Nolan's Tenet. Although Tenet hit theaters worldwide in the summer, its release was far more limited in the US, where many key markets remained closed. Los Angeles was one of these, but it's now reported that the film will finally screen there this month.

According to Variety, Tenet will screen at the Hollywood Legion Theater drive-in from December 5 to 16. The drive-in was set up this summer as an alternative to the Hollywood Legion's indoor Post 43 theater, which also operates a club for local veterans but had to close because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The LA screening will precede Tenet's digital, DVD, and Blu-ray release. The movie hits home entertainment formats on December 16. It won't be cheap to own a physical copy however--it will reportedly cost $45 on 4K UHD, $36 on Blu-ray, and $29 on DVD.

Tenet made $350 million at the worldwide box office, which is an impressive figure given the circumstances of the release but a disappointing number compared to Nolan's previous track record at the box office. Last month, Nolan stated that he was "thrilled" with its commercial results and criticised other studios for "drawing the wrong conclusions from our release" about the commercial viability of movies released during the pandemic.

In related news, another of Warner's big 2020 films, Wonder Woman 1984, is heading straight to streaming. The film will hit HBO Max on December 25 in the US, and the studio has confirmed that it will be the first movie to be available in 4K on the service.

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