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‘Black Panther’ Will Break Saudi Arabia’s 35-Year Cinema Ban

Published on April 5th, 2018 | Updated on August 21st, 2018 | By FanFest

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 ReporterBlack 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.

What do you think about Black Panther going down in history as the first film shown in a public forum in Saudi Arabia in 35 years?  Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

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