On April 18, the Saudi public will witness the opening of the first movie theatre in Riyadh, according to media sources in the Kingdom.
The sources added that Marvel’s superhero sci- fi adventure drama ‘Black Panther’ has been selected to be the first film to hit theatres.
The movie was chosen for several reasons. The film has been leading at the box office in the United States and worldwide for weeks and has received vast critical acclaim.
The movie also became one of the most profitable at the global box office in cinema history, after its revenues touched more than $1.27 billion.
‘Black Panther’ will be exhibited in a theatre that can accommodate 620 people at the King Abdullah Financial Center in Riyadh, and the American operator AMC has also scheduled a special event for the historic opening.
The tickets for the show will be priced at 50 riyals initially, according to the American company officials.
Here's the first film selected to hit Saudi Arabia's movie theaters