Harrogate Odeon will reopen this month with Christopher Nolan's Tenet

Harrogate Odeon cinema is to reopen its doors this month with a long awaited blockbuster release.

Wednesday, 12th August 2020, 2:49 pm
Updated Wednesday, 12th August 2020, 3:03 pm
Among the first films at the Harrogate Odeon when it reopens will be Christopher Nolans eagerly-anticipated new movie, Tenet.

Having paused its plans to emerge from lockdown last month, Harrogate’s oldest cinema will reopen with new safety rules from August 25 with Christopher Nolan’s eagerly-anticipated new movie, Tenet.

The much-delayed sci-fi thriller Tenet is one of the most prominent summer blockbusters held back by the Hollywood studios over doubts about audience numbers in light of Covid-19 and social distancing.

Tenet is now set to be released in in 70 countries internationally, a week before it actually comes out in the USA.

Starring John David Washington and Robert Pattinson, Nolan's typically unusual spy thriller has already been described as "mind-blowing."

The 910-seater Odeon at East Parade, Harrogate's famous art deco cinema, was to have reopened originally on Friday, July 16.

But the Harrogate Advertiser was told the idea was paused because of the challenges around what new content it would be able to screen and the public demand being so low for the older content it had intended to show.

For its official reopening on August 25, the Harrogate Odeon has introduced major changes to create a new safer cinema experience for film-goers.

The changes range from social distancing between seats and in foyers to to face masks and new enhanced cleaning routines.

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