'Tenet' Now Playing in Los Angeles Drive-Ins

Following an opening weekend that didn't include Los Angeles, Christopher Nolan's "Tenet" is expanding to drive-in theaters in Hollywood's home region.

Chuck Walton

By Chuck Walton

John David Washington in 'Tenet'
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September 3, 2020

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For movie fans in cinema's home base who have been deprived of being able to see "Tenet" in theaters, we've got some good news... you can now go watch the film at an L.A. drive-in theater.

Warner Bros. confirmed with Business Insider that "Tenet" will be playing at five drive-ins in the area this weekend, starting tonight!

Sure, we know ideally all the mega-fans of Christopher Nolan's films prefer to see his flicks with the lights down low and the bass booming (preferrably in the filmmaker's preferred format, IMAX in 70mm), at least now they won't be left out.

© Warner Bros.

© Warner Bros.

The film was able to gross $20.2 million domestically, including Canada, over the Labor Day weekend and the previews before, which isn't too bad considering that major markets like California and New York haven't even opened up all their theaters yet.

Although the budget for "Tenet" was roughly $200 million, it's now well on its way, already passing $150 million when international box office is included.

© Warner Bros.

© Warner Bros.

Though drive-in theaters don't provide the traditional moviegoing experience you might expect from this caliber of film, it gives the ability to safely social distance while still getting out of your house to enjoy one of Christopher Nolan's mind-bending action films (and the screen size is quite epic).

Two L.A. drive-ins that have confirmed showtimes already are the Mission Tiki Drive-In Theatre and Paramount Drive-In Theatres.


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Chuck Walton

Chuck is an editor/writer who's worked for NCM, Fandango, Movies.com, MediaTrip, Hollywood.com and Newsweek. His favorite movie is "Jaws." He's definitely a dog guy.

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