Tom Cruise shocked fans with a surprise appearance at a Tenet screening in London

Actor voiced his praise for the Christopher Nolan blockbuster, saying 'I loved it'

Annabel Nugent
Wednesday 26 August 2020 10:28
Tenet trailer
Leer en Español

Tom Cruise made a secret trip to the cinema to watch Tenet amongst unknowing fans in London.

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”.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies


Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in