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Pics of Saudi's First Movie Theater Opened After 35-Yr Cinema Ban

Movies | | April 19, 2018, 1:25 pm
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 Visitors chat with an artist on their arrival for the screening of Hollywood film 'Black Panther' at the King Abdullah Financial District Theater, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Image: AP)

Visitors chat with an artist on their arrival for the screening of Hollywood film 'Black Panther' at the King Abdullah Financial District Theater, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Image: AP)

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 Visitors check out the Lexus car, similar to a one used in the film 'Black Panther,' displayed outside the King Abdullah Financial District Theater, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Image: AP)

Visitors check out the Lexus car, similar to a one used in the film 'Black Panther,' displayed outside the King Abdullah Financial District Theater, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Image: AP)

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 Visitors check out the 'Black Panther' movie banner as they wait for their entry to the cinema hall. (Image: AP)

Visitors check out the 'Black Panther' movie banner as they wait for their entry to the cinema hall. (Image: AP)

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 Dr Awwad Alawwad, Saudi Minister of Culture and Information, speaks during invitation-only screening. (Image: AP)

Dr Awwad Alawwad, Saudi Minister of Culture and Information, speaks during invitation-only screening. (Image: AP)

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 Cinegoers are seen taking their seat at the King Abdullah Financial District Theater, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Image: AP)

Cinegoers are seen taking their seat at the King Abdullah Financial District Theater, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Image: AP)

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 An artist is seen entertaining the moviegoers outside the King Abdullah Financial District Theater, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Image: AP)

An artist is seen entertaining the moviegoers outside the King Abdullah Financial District Theater, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Image: AP)

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 Cinema lovers at the special screening of Hollywood film 'Black Panther' in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Image: AP)

Cinema lovers at the special screening of Hollywood film 'Black Panther' in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Image: AP)

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 A visitor takes a selfie at the first cinema theater in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Image: AP)

A visitor takes a selfie at the first cinema theater in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Image: AP)

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 A visitor is seen taking the pictures of Hollywood stars displayed at the King Abdullah Financial District Theater, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Image: AP)

A visitor is seen taking the pictures of Hollywood stars displayed at the King Abdullah Financial District Theater, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Image: AP)

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 A visitor checks out a Lexus car, similar to a one used in the Black Panther film, at the King Abdullah Financial District Theater in Saudi Arabia. (Image: AP)

A visitor checks out a Lexus car, similar to a one used in the Black Panther film, at the King Abdullah Financial District Theater in Saudi Arabia. (Image: AP)

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 Moviegoers are seen waiting outside the King Abdullah Financial District Theater, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Image: AP)

Moviegoers are seen waiting outside the King Abdullah Financial District Theater, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Image: AP)

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 Visitors eat popcorn as they enjoy the Hollywood film 'Black Panther'. (Image: AP)

Visitors eat popcorn as they enjoy the Hollywood film 'Black Panther'. (Image: AP)

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 Visitors are seen enjoying the Hollywood film 'Black Panther' in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Image: AP)

Visitors are seen enjoying the Hollywood film 'Black Panther' in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Image: AP)

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 Dr Awwad Alawwad, the Saudi Minister of Culture and Information, tours the King Abdullah Financial District Theater to follow up on preparations, a day ahead of the first public screening of a commercial film in more than 35 years in Saudi Arabia. (Image: AP)

Dr Awwad Alawwad, the Saudi Minister of Culture and Information, tours the King Abdullah Financial District Theater to follow up on preparations, a day ahead of the first public screening of a commercial film in more than 35 years in Saudi Arabia. (Image: AP)

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 People gather at the King Abdullah Financial District Theater in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Image: AP)

People gather at the King Abdullah Financial District Theater in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (Image: AP)

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 A visitor caught busy clicking photos. (Image: AP)

A visitor caught busy clicking photos. (Image: AP)

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 A visitor walks past posters with the images of Hollywood actors at the King Abdullah Financial District Theater. (Image: AP)

A visitor walks past posters with the images of Hollywood actors at the King Abdullah Financial District Theater. (Image: AP)