26 Aug Tom Cruise shares trip through London for first post-lockdown cinema visit to watch Tenet | Ents & Arts News
Tom Cruise has returned to the cinema for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic to watch Tenet – and he says he “loved it”.
Cruise, who’s currently in the UK to film Mission: Impossible 7, posted a short video on Instagram to share some of his viewing experience.
The 58-year-old, who has 4.9m followers wrote: “Big movie. Big screen. Loved it.”
His home video kicks off in the back of a black cab, looking out of at a stereotypically grey and drizzly London.
Passing by iconic sites including Buckingham Palace and Wellington Arch on Hyde Park Corner, Cruise is spotted through the window by fans.
Cruise jokes: “How does that happen, I’m wearing a mask?”
Throughout the video Cruise wears a black reusable face mask with filters and a nose clip to match his Mission Impossible-style black polo neck.
Drawing up at BFI Odeon IMAX, the biggest screen in London, he announces: “Here we are. Back to the movies.”
The action star poses briefly next to the Tenet poster, before heading in to watch the two-and-a-half-hour film.
There is lots of time-space continuum chat in the movie, and a shot of Cruise totally engrossed in the film shows he’s committed to concentrating on the finer details of the plot.
During the end credits, the socially-distanced audience gives a spontaneous round of applause and Cruise comments: “Great to be back in a movie theatre everybody.”
As he leaves the auditorium, a fan asks him what he thought of the film, and he replies: “I loved it.”
As with many other productions, delays have led to the release date being pushed back several months to November 2021.