It’s still unclear when theaters here in the states will reopen. There are several states where theaters can open (at 25% capacity) but most theater chains have decided to remain closed.
Theaters in Australia are also still closed, but they have a plan to open in July. The goal is to open in time to release Christopher Nolan’s blockbuster film ‘Tenet‘ which is currently scheduled for a July 17 release date.
Theater operators say they are banking on Nolan’s Warner Bros. sci-fi tentpole Tenet to be the blockbuster leading them out of the coronavirus-shutdown doldrums. Cinemas across Australia have been shuttered since mid-March as part of the country’s efforts to contain the spread of the virus.
Nolan’s film Tenet is like a totem guiding the industry towards its reboot.
And while this is the plan, the National Association of Cinema Operators made it clear they would not force an early opening if the government informed them it would be unsafe to do so.
Industry players also are expecting that caps on seating capacity will be required to maintain social distancing guidelines, as well as other safety measures, including staggered screening times, contactless ticketing transactions, sanitization stations at entries and frequent cinema cleaning.
Check out the trailer for Tenet below…