California movie theatres could could be given the go ahead to reopen their doors on June 12.
It was reported late last week that California Gov. Gavin Newsom would be allowing the state to resume production on movies, music, and television on June 12 per health guidelines. With the weather getting better and studios sitting on a large number of tentpole films like Tenet, everyone from studios to theatre owners are anxiously waiting to get back to normal. Deadline comes with some hopeful news as the outlet is reporting that movie theatres in California will get the green light to open up their doors on the very same day productions can resume: June 12.
Theatres all over the globe shuttered their doors for months to help flatten the curve and promote social distancing. With the virus slowing its spread and numerous facets of the entertainment industry opening back up around the world, this news comes at a great for audience members, as well as studios. Audiences have been itching to get back to cinemas, especially those who reside in the movie capital of the world: Los Angeles.
If all goes well, it looks like Christopher Nolan’s highly anticipated Tenet will be the first major blockbuster to grace the silver screen in a post-COVID-19 world. Nolan and Warner Bros. refused to budge on the film’s mid July date, which now looks like a smart move. A report from last week expected that 90% of theatres would be up and running in time for the upcoming spy thriller. If California cinemas do open up in the coming weeks, it looks like the report will be revered as the prophecy that saved the movie industry.
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