Magazine article Screen International

Saudi Arabia to End 35-Year Cinema Ban with 'Black Panther'

Magazine article Screen International

Saudi Arabia to End 35-Year Cinema Ban with 'Black Panther'

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Disney and Italia Film will be the first active distributors after reforms in the kingdom.

Letitia Wright as Shuri in ‘Black Panther’

Ryan Coogler’s afrofuturist blockbuster Black Panther will be the first film to screen in a public cinema in Saudi Arabia since the country’s 35-year ban on cinemas was lifted.

Disney and its regional distribution partner Italia Film will become the first distributors to release a film in the kingdom since the lifting of the ban was announced in December. …

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