‘Black Panther’ to end cinema ban in Saudi Arabia

Washington: Marvel’s superhero blockbuster ‘Black Panther’ will mark the end of a nearly three-decade ban on cinema in Saudi Arabia.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the first cinema, in more than 35-years, will open in Riyadh on April 18.

The screening will take place at the first AMC-branded cinema, which was announced on Wednesday.

The 620-seater theater is the first of hundreds of cinemas planned to open in the next decade.

The ban was put in place during the Eighties under Islamists who opposed the public mixing of men and women and public entertainment.