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Saudi Arabia to host cinema test screening with Black Panther

Saudis attending a film festival in Riyadh last October. Scarcely two months later, the decades-long ban on cinemas was lifted under a raft of social reforms shaking up the conservative kingdom.


BLOCKBUSTER action flick Black Panther was to play at a cinema test screening in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, the first in a series of trial runs before movie theatres open to the wider public next month.

The conservative kingdom lifted a 35-year ban on cinemas last year under...

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