The actor endorsed returning to theatres amid the pandemic when he attended a screening of the Christopher Nolan blockbuster at the BFI IMAX in Waterloo.
He shared a video of his surprise trip to the cinema on social media. The short clip shows the 58-year-old actor in the back of a taxi on a rainy afternoon.
In the video, Cruise drives past the city’s famous attractions including Buckingham Palace, where a group of cyclists recognise him despite the actor’s all-black outfit and the mask covering his face.
“How does that happen? I’m wearing a mask,” the Top Gun star says to the camera.
He then exits the cab and poses next to a Tenet poster, remarking, “Back to the movies.” The video then cuts to inside a packed theatre showing the brief moments before and after the screening.
As the audience claps the end of the movie, Cruise, who is currently filming Mission: Impossible 7 in the UK, tells cinema-goers, “Great to be back in a movie theatre, everybody."
Following several pandemic-related delays, Tenet was released in the UK on 26 August after England’s cinemas were allowed to open their doors for socially distance movie-going on 4 July.
So far, critics have been divided on the movie. The Independent‘s film critic called it “Christopher Nolan’s most confusing film, but the most thrilling to get lost in”.
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