Black Panther has been a historic hit at the box office worldwide as its been shattering movie records. Its success has been so impactful that Saudi Arabia is finally lifting its 35-year movie ban in order for the film to be shown in their country.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was able to end the ban in 2017 and now movie goers are in for a treat in Black Panther as the first movie in the country’s theaters since the early 1980s. Black Panther will be screened in a symphony hall in the city of Riyadh, according to Variety. It is in the King Abdullah Financial District. The theater will have 600 leather seats, orchestra and balcony levels, along with marble bathrooms. The screening of Black Panther is set for April 18.
With the news of Black Panthers arriving in Saudi Arabia, AMC Entertainment plans to open 40 more movie theaters in the country within the next five years and 100 by 2030. As expected with the United States and other countries around the world, Black Panther should crush box office sales in Saudi Arabia and will result in the demand for more movies in the city and its surrounding areas.