Marvel’s Black Panther had a record-breaking opening at the box office and now, it’s about to become a part of history.
For 35 years, Saudia Arabia has had a ban placed on all cinemas in the country. That ban was officially lifted in December and now, later this month, Black Panther will be the first film screened in a public cinema since before the ban was enacted.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Black Panther will be introduced with a gala premiere on April 18th at the first AMC-branded cinema in the country. The cinema is located in the King Abdullah Financial District and is actually a converted symphony hall. It’s the first of hundreds of its kind set to open around Saudi Arabia in the next 10 years.
Black Panther will then play for a total of five days in Riyadh. Once its run is complete, it will be followed by the release of Avengers: Infinity War which will be released on April 26th.
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