The premiere of British director Christopher Nolan's film "Tenet", some of whose scenes were shot in Tallinn, has been postponed for another two weeks, and will finally take place on August 12, ERR's Menu portal reports.
With a recent uptick in COVID-19 cases several US states, and many movie theatres still closed to prevent the virus from spreading, the premiere of the movie, billed by some as the savior of the industry this summer, has been put back again, writes Reuters.
The movie could not be shown in Estonia or anywhere else, ahead of its being premiered in the U.S.
There are currently 780 movie theatres open in America. However, cinemas in the most important destinations for filmmakers, i.e both Los Angeles and New York, are closed, making it uneconomical to show the film on general release yet.
A spokesperson for the film studio Warner Bros. said due to the difficult time, "Tenet" will be in movie theaters for longer than usual after the premiere.
"Tenet" was originally scheduled to reach cinemas on July 17, but was then postponed to July 31. Now the premiere has been postponed for the second time.
Scenes for the movie were shot in Tallinn last summer, principally on Laagna tee, Pärnu mnt, and both outside and inside the Linnahall.
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