Saudi Arabia Lifts 35-Year Ban On Cinemas; Movie Theaters Expected In March 2018

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Saudi Arabia has officially declared that public movie theaters will return to the kingdom for the first time in more than 30 years. The move had been expected. Deadline reported last month that an initiative was afoot to build and open cinemas after being a focus of the Future Investment Initiative conference held in Riyadh in October. Minister of Culture and Information Awwad bin Saleh Alawwad said today, "Opening cinemas will act as a catalyst for economic growth and…