Here in Ontario, theatres shut down in the middle of March 2020 just as the pandemic was revving up. The last movie I saw on the big screen, about a week before our first major lockdown, was The Hunt, and I remember hoping that wasn’t going to be my last in-theatre movie ever.
Last summer, when restrictions had been somewhat relaxed briefly, movie theatres were allowed to open with limited capacity and pre-booked tickets only. I raced out and saw Tenet as soon as I could. Not the world’s biggest Nolan fan, but I appreciate his visual style and didn’t want my first viewing of the movie to be streaming at home.
I think the theatres were only open for a month or so before the province shuttered them again. We’ve had a couple more stay-at-home orders, and we’re currently about to enter stage 1 of 3 for re-opening; I think cinemas are in stage 3, which will be at least six weeks from this Friday. That’ll be the week I’m scheduled to get my second vaccine dose, I think. I’ll be willing to risk seeing a movie in a sparse crowd by then.