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Saudi Arabia to open cinemas since 35 yrs

PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 2:17 am
by Ibn Rushd
NYPost

Movie theaters were shut down in the 1980’s during a wave of ultraconservatism in the country. Many of Saudi Arabia’s clerics view Western movies and even Arabic films made in Egypt as sinful.

However, since Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ascended to power under his father, King Salman, he has pushed for greater social openings such as lifting a ban on women driving next year and bringing back concerts and other forms of entertainment to satiate the desires of the country’s majority young population. The 32-year-old heir to the throne has also sought ways to boost local spending and create jobs amid lower oil prices.

Re: Saudi Arabia to open cinemas since 35 yrs

PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:52 am
by Fernando
Will they be screening The Innocence of Muslims soon?