AMC Theater Opening In Saudi Arabia Ends Decades-Old Ban


Saudi Arabia launched its first commercial movie theater on Wednesday. The opening puts an end to a nearly 40-year ban on cinemas. A red carpet invitation-only gala event attracted senior government officials, foreign dignitaries and select industry figures. The theater opened with Marvel’s superhero movie “Black Panther” on a 45-foot screen. Tickets will go on sale on Thursday for the first public viewings on Friday.