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Cinemas await Tenet release to test movie-goers’ appetite for big screen

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/aug/21/cinemas-await-tenet-release-to-test-movie-goers-appetite-for-big-screen-christopher-nolan

Christopher Nolan sci-fi film is first Hollywood blockbuster to open in cinemas since lockdown

Cinema owners will be holding their breath next Wednesday when Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi film Tenet becomes the first Hollywood blockbuster to be released since March as it is the first test of whether movie fans are ready to head back to big screens in their masses.

The UK cinema industry, destined for the worst year at the box office in almost three decades, has been struggling to get back on its feet since the government gave the green light to reopen theatres last month. In the past week the top 10 films in cinemas in the UK and Ireland made just over £800,000 at the box office. Last year, an average week notched up £24m.

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