2020 feels like a dream… life has changed dramatically since March and we’ve just come to the realisation that we’re already halfway through the year! Needless to say, it felt good to finally trade in our Netflix account for a movie night out again and return to the cinema for the first time in months to watch a cinematic favourite back on the big screen!

Our first trip back to the cinema consisted of a 4DX experience at Leicester Square’s Cineworld for a screening of 2010’s Inception. And yes, like you, we also just realised that its been 10 years since it was first released! Are we actually living a dream in the film right now…?!

Anyway, Inception was a very fitting film to watch considering the circumstances right now… you know, with life kinda feeling like it’s not really reality at the moment! But to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Christopher Nolan’s hit starring Leo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon Levitt and Tom Hardy, the blockbuster is showing in cinemas again for a limited time only. Even better, the film is showing in 4DX as well as 2D, so this time around, you can watch it as if you’re really in the film thanks to the motion moving seats and effects all the way from wind, to water and even scent!


If you go  for the 4DX viewing option, from the second DiCaprio appears on screen, half immersed in the sea on the edge of a beach, you’ll feel the drops of water fall on you as if you’re washed ashore with him! And you’ll then follow him and the cast throughout the high-speed chases, and all the intense action that continues for the duration of the film. Honestly, if you get the chance to see it in 4DX, you won’t be disappointed… it’s one of those films that was so strategically ahead of its time, that whilst it wasn’t made for 4D cinema, it’s most definitely perfect for it! It’s really a cinematic gift you didn’t know you needed! Oh and FYI Cineworld is the only chain in the U.K. that offers the 4D experience (you can find your nearest cinema here).


Likewise, the re-release of Inception not only marks the 10thanniversary though… it comes just in time for Nolan’s highly-anticipated Tenet, (in U.K. cinemas from 26th August 2020 btw). And there really is no better time for it to be showing again, especially since Tenet is supposedly an indirect sequel to Inception, or “an in-law” as John David Washington described it. As the topic of dreams drives Inception, the subject of time drives Tenet; two themes that wrap themselves around the bending of time. But, the two films could be linked in more ways than one. Michael Caine who starred in Inception as Professor Stephen Miles will also appear in Tenet, although the identity of his role has been kept top secret to date! Is that a hint he’ll be playing the same character? It won’t remain a mystery for much longer…


Tenet has had a somewhat rough journey into cinemas so far. It was supposed to be released back in July 2020 but due to COVID-19 it was delayed to the beginning of August before being pushed back closer to September, but boy are we glad that we finally get to see it in just a matter of weeks now!<

And with a production budget of over $200 million, a cast including John David Washington, Robert Pattison and Elizabeth Debicki, along with the relation to Inception, we have no doubt that Tenet is going to be another Nolan number we’ll be raving about for years to come.

Tickets for Tenet are now on sale at Cineworld Cinemas and don’t forget you can pre-book your seats for both Tenet and Inception if you’re hoping to catch the two time-bending features together!


To make your trip back to the cinema as safe as possible, Cineworld has put a number of safety measures in place in light of the ongoing pandemic. These include wearing of face coverings (which can be removed when eating or drinking), hand sanitising stations, socially distanced seating maps, staggered film timings, plastic screens at the tills and more.

Click here to find out how you can safely return to your local Cineworld cinema.

Author: Estelle

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