Majestic Cinemas Singleton welcomes release of eagerly-awaited Christopher Nolan spy film Tenet

Majestic Cinemas Singleton manager Rhiannon Manning
Majestic Cinemas Singleton manager Rhiannon Manning

LOCAL film-goers starved of Hollywood blockbusters during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic finally have something to cheer about.

Majestic Cinemas Singleton will welcome the eagerly-awaited Christopher Nolan spy flick Tenet to the big screen this month.

The release of the movie, starring John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Dimple Kapadia, Michael Caine and Kenneth Branagh, had been previously delayed throughout the world, on numerous occasions, due to COVID-19.

But, the studio recently locked in a date: Thursday, August 27 - much to the delight of Majestic Cinemas Singleton manager Rhiannon Manning.

"We can't wait, we're hoping Tenet is the start of the major films returning," she said.

"And, it shows some faith in the industry now.

"Even with all the [date] changes, the hype around Tenet hasn't diminished at all.

"I think that's because of the intriguing storyline, the special effects and Nolan's track record with his previous movies, such as Memento, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, Inception, The Dark Knight Rises and Interstellar.

"In fact we're screening Inception - featuring Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page and Ken Watanabe - at the moment to celebrate its 10th anniversary.

"Then we can expect to see Wonder Woman: 1984, Black Widow, Top Gun: Maverick and James Bond's No Time To Die in the near future, too."

Ms Manning admitted it had been "tough" in the past month since the theatre's doors reopened.

"We've screened quite an eclectic bunch of films, as well as a few retro movies," she said.

"Like most businesses, we're impacted by a lot of restrictions.

"However, we are doing our best to make it a safe venue to ensure people feel comfortable.

"There are many protocols in place, from allocated seating to extra cleaning regimes.

"At least we're open - and providing locals with a break from reality.

"We look forward to seeing our regulars again."