Marvel’s superhero blockbuster, ‘Black Panther’, will be the first move to show in a Saudi Arabia movie theater after a 35-year ban on cinemas. .
Marvel’s record-breaking superhero blockbuster, which has already amassed north of $1.2 billion since launching in February, will be showing to Saudi Arabian audiences.
It will be the first film to screen to the public in a movie theater in the country since it lifted a 35-year cinema ban.
The news makes Disney and its regional distribution partner in the Middle East, Italia Film, the first to release officially a movie in the kingdom.
The film will be given a gala premiere on April 18 in Riyadh at the first AMC-branded cinema, which was announced Wednesday, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The 620-seater theater set to open less than four months after the ban lifting was announced in December is a converted symphony hall in the King Abdullah Financial District and is the first of hundreds of cinemas planned to open in the next decade.
Black Panther is set to play for five days in Riyadh and will be swiftly followed by Avengers: Infinity War, which is being given a day-and-date release on April 26.