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The lights are dim, the screen is projecting, the surround sound system is booming away and all in attendance at the movie theatre are waiting with bated breath to see how Agent 007, James Bond, will thwart the villain's evil plan this time.

South African cinema outlets, Ster Kinekor and Nu Metro, reopened on Friday for the first time since the national lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the Covid-19 novel coronavirus started nearly five months ago.

Big budget films such as Christopher Nolan's Tenet, 20th Century Fox's Marvel Comics cinematic adaptation New Mutants, the DC Comics film Wonder Woman 1984 and Daniel Craig's last James Bond film, No Time To Die will lead the charge of cinema's reopening in South Africa.

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