Tickets for Christopher Nolan’s Tenet go on sale this Friday.
Warner Bros. sent exhibitors details about Tenet’s theater rollout starting with advance ticket sales for sneak preview showings, according to Indiewire.
Tickets for those showings will go on sale Aug. 21, with showings set to begin Aug. 31. Tickets for standard showings of Tenet will be available for purchase starting Aug. 27 for when the movie hits U.S. theaters on Sept. 3.
According to the contract sent to exhibitors, theaters can hold one showing per night per screen anytime after 5 p.m. unless the theater has premium format viewing like IMAX available. Those screens may show the movie twice.
Theaters that do show the film must not only abide by local ordinances regarding health safety, but also the National Association of Theater Owners safety standards, which are currently in a draft stage.
“These special terms are being offered to its exhibitor customers specifically for Tenet to address the special circumstances in the market…including high commercial risk from uncertain consumer demands, reopening rules, health and safety regulations, and socially distancing capacity issues,” the contract reads.
“Exhibitor specifically represents and warrants to Warner that it shall comply at all times with all applicable laws and regulations at its theater(s), including without limitation, all laws, orders and standards relating public health and safety, such as rules and protective measures against the contraction and spread of COVID-19 or other illnesses and applicable voluntary health and safety measures and protocols regarding these matters as may be promulgated by the exhibition industry, such as NATO’s published health and safety protocols.”
As the first of the big Hollywood studios to release a major title theatrically since the pandemic hit, Warner Bros. is reportedly asking for Warner Bros. is asking for a steep 63 percent “for all weeks of the engagement. That is at the high end, and its inclusion is significant because it varies from some deals in which top chains have preset expectations for how much they will pay based on total domestic gross.”
Tenet is set to open in over 70 international territories starting Aug. 26, with the film opening in limited release in the US on Sept. 3.
Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance news writer and guide maker for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @LeBlancWes.