• "Tenet" will have three days of sneak previews starting Aug. 31
  • Tickets to early screening will be sold from Aug. 21
  • Ticket sale for Sept. 3. release will begin on Aug. 27.


One of the long-awaited movies of 2020 is all set to hit the big screens. Fans can now buy tickets to the early screening of Christopher Nolan's, "Tenet" from Friday.

Tickets to the action-thriller, written and directed by Nolan, have already begun its sale in the United Kingdom.

The wait for the fans in the United States will end on Aug. 21. Advance tickets to three days of sneak previews, which begin on Aug. 31 will be sold from Friday. The sale of tickets for the movie's Sept. 3. release will begin on Aug. 27.

The movie initially had a July 17 release date. Warner Bros. and Nolan were forced to wait as there was an indefinite delay in the release due to the COVID-19 restrictions.

The movie’s star-studded cast includes John David Washington, Robert Pattinson and Elizabeth Debicki.

Warner Bros. had issued "Tenet" contract details to exhibitors, announcing the limited advance showings of the movie. According to the contract details obtained by IndieWire, earlier screenings of "Tenet" will begin three days before Sept. 3. Theaters are allowed to have one show per night, no earlier than 5 p.m. Theaters screening the movie in premium formats are allowed to offer a second show, IndieWire reports.

Theaters with more than nine screens must screen "Tenet" for 12 weeks, the contract said. Warner Bros. will collect 63 percent of the overall ticket sales.

"These special terms are being offered to its exhibitor customers specifically for "Tenet" to address the special circumstances in the market… including the high commercial risk from uncertain consumer demand, reopening rules, health and safety regulations, and socially distancing capacity issues," the contract sent to exhibitors states.

All theaters must follow the COVID-19 safety guidelines, which means that the customers and staff must always wear face masks.

AMC Theaters recently announced the reopening of around 400 theaters of the 600 the company owns by Sept. 3. Remaining 200 theaters would be opening only "after authorized to do so by state and local officials," the chain said.

Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Korea, Russia, Spain, and the U.K. are among the countries where the movie will release on Aug. 26.

Tenet Movie Poster
The "Tenet" movie poster is pictured here. Warner Bros.