After about 35 years, Saudi Arabia's cinema's will be seeing a new film, again. The ban on screening films has been released and Black Panther gets to be the movie that will open the cinemas.
Italia Film‚ Disney’s Middle East distribution partner‚ has confirmed it will be releasing the Marvel flick in a Riyadh movie house on April 18.
This will make it the first screening of a film in a movie theatre since the ban in the early 1980s.
The removal of the ban was announced in December by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salam.
The Riyadh movie house has more than 600 seats‚ an orchestra and balcony levels. At least 40 more cinemas are expected to be built in Saudi by 2030.
Black Panther, since its premier has had huge patronage by people movie lovers all over the world. Some critics have said the movie gained that much hype because of its huge black cast.
Black Panther is a 2018 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name.
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