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Movie theaters have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. Here's how you can stream 'Tenet' for free.

Want to watch ‘Tenet’ tonight? Stream the movie online for free

Movie theaters have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. With people wary of going to them and many theaters still closed, it’s challenging to see a new release on the big screen. This year, many films didn’t get to premiere when they were supposed to. 

Releases from 2020 were often pushed back to later dates because of the unforeseen circumstances brought on by the pandemic. One of the films affected was Christopher Nolan’s Tenet

Tenet was originally going to be released on July 17 of this year. Plans changed and it was rescheduled for release on July 31. It was pushed back again and finally premiered in select U.S. theaters on August 31. It was released in many countries outside the U.S.first, and finally made a big debut in all U.S. theaters on September 3.

A different experience

Director Christopher Nolan explained why he believes watching films like Tenet on a small screen isn’t as powerful of an experience as watching it in the theater:

“The reason I don’t [put them in that form] is because it’s put into these big theaters as its primary form, or its initial distribution. And the experience trickles down, to the extent where, if you have an iPad and you’re watching a movie, you carry with you the knowledge and your understanding of what that cinematic experience would be and you extrapolate that.” 

But going to a movie theater for that experience isn’t an option for everyone right now. Because of COVID-19, many people have turned to streaming versus going to a theater.

Is Tenet still at the movies? 

Tenet is still playing in theaters, but it’s likely that many people who want to watch it still haven’t seen it. Its physical & digital versions won’t be available until December 15, though preorder is available now.

Once it’s released digitally, it will be available to stream online. Services like Amazon, Google Play, Vudu, YouTube and Apple will have the movie available for purchase for $19.99. The Blu-ray will cost $35.99, the DVD will cost $28.98 and the 4k UHD combo pack option will cost $44.95.

All of these options cost money, and paying to stream a movie might not always be an option. For those who already subscribe to streaming services, Tenet might eventually be on streaming services like Netflix or Hulu, but it’s not clear if or when that would happen.

Free options

The film is also from Warner Bros., which is owned by WarnerMedia. WarnerMedia is also part of HBO. For those with an HBO Max subscription, this means Tenet might be available for streaming on HBO Max.

If you don’t have HBO Max, or don’t want to shell out more money for another streaming service, there are websites out there that allow people to watch movies for free online. Many movies released from 2020 can be found on sites like 123movies. Here’s a list of where you might be able to stream Tenet online for free:


123movies is one of the most popular and well-known of the online free streaming websites. Although the original 123movies was shut down, there are various clone sites just like it that are only a Google search away.


SolarMovie is a newer website that offers newer movies. Users can sign up to receive notifications when movies are added. If Tenet isn’t on there already, you can sign up to be notified when it’s added.


Flixtor is another site to watch TV and movies for free. There’s a possibility that Tenet could be on this platform. It has a wide array of movies to choose from.


MoviesJoy is another option to search. It may have Tenet to stream online for free. Although this site has ads, it offers HD streaming in 1080p.


GoStream has no ads or pop-ups, making it one of the ideal options for streaming movies like Tenet free online.


Popcornflix features films from some of the most popular actors. It’s possible Tenet could be on there.

There are other sites that have free movies to stream online. Grab a snack, search for your favorite films like Tenet and start streaming today! Have you already given these streaming services a try? Let us know about your experience in the comments! 

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