Saudi cinema screens reopen on 18 April 'with Black Panther'

Saudi cinema screens reopen on 18 April 'with Black Panther'
 

Saudi Arabia's first cinema in more than 35 years will open on 18 April, showing the action movie Black Panther.
It is part of a deal done with the world's biggest cinema chain, AMC, to open up to 40 cinemas in some 15 Saudi cities over the next five years.
The past year has seen the start of a huge drive to bring entertainment to Saudi Arabia as part of Vision 2030.
That is the ambitious plan for economic and social reform by the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
The conservative Muslim kingdom had cinemas in the 1970s, but they were closed at the behest of hardline Islamic clerics.
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5 April 2018 in World News, Views: 50
Source: BBC
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