Black Panther Will Be the First Movie Released in Saudi Arabia in 35 Years

As a result of the Islamist revival of the late ‘70s and the seizure of the Grand Mosque in Mecca in 1979, the Saudi Arabian government shut down virtually all of the country’s public movie theaters and instituted a ban on cinema that’s lasted for the past 35 years. Next month, though, that’s all going to change.

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Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 11:30