Theaters re-open in Victoria, ‘Tenet’ to finally screen

After an elongated shut-in due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, one Australian state is now breathing a sigh of relief as restrictions ease following eight straight days of zero new confirmed cases of the disease.

While most other Australian states have been lucky enough to escape a severe second wave of the disease, Melbourne and regional victoria were hit hard a few months back when the virus returned with a lethal second dose, sending local government into a pandemic whither. Most businesses, including cinemas and Drive-ins, were forced to close.

While Victorian drive-in theaters were recently allowed to re-open, those theaters in the city of Melbourne have only now been given the go-ahead to open. Most, including the Hoyts and Village chains, will reopen from Thursday.

Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet”, released in other states earlier this year, will screen for the first time in Victorian theaters this month. Drive-in theaters in the state were not allowed to screen the film until every other type of theater could screen it at the same time. That looks to happen from Thursday.

“Tenet”,  starring John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Michael Caine, and Kenneth Branagh,  follows a secret agent that embarks on a dangerous, time-bending mission to prevent the start of World War III.

The film has already been scheduled for a home entertainment release in December.

While there aren’t a lot of new films to screen in Australia, recent genre releases like “Antebellum” and “The Craft : Legacy” have been playing, as are older genre releases like “E.T”, “Scream” and “Predator”.