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After 35 Years, First Cinema to Reopen in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia's first movie theater in more than 35 years will open on April 18 in the capital Riyadh. AMC Entertainment, the world's largest movie theater chain, said Wednesday it has been granted the license to open up to 40 theaters in 15 Saudi cities over the next five years.  The deeply conservative Muslim kingdom had some cinemas in the 1970s but its powerful clerics managed to force them to close.  The theaters won’t initially be segregated by gender like...

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