Image

4:05 PM / Saturday August 15, 2020

4 May 2018

“Black Panther” ends 35-year Saudi Arabia cinema ban!

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
May 4, 2018 Category: Entertainment Posted by:

As reported last week by Memphis’ Tri-State Defender, the blockbuster Marvel film “Black Panther” continues to amaze and work its magic, now opening in Saudi Arabia, where the country had a 35 year cinema ban.

The ban had been in place since the 1970s when Islamic clerics shut down all movie theaters while instituting conservative religious laws. Clearly, times are changing and Wakanda is more powerful than we ever imagined.

This month, AMC Entertainment will open a theater in the nations capital of Riyadh and “Black Panther” is scheduled to be the first movie played.

The company has plans to open 40 cinemas in more than 12 cities across Saudi Arabia over the next five years and we’re guessing the 32 million people who live there will be lining up to see King T’Challah in all his glory.

Image

According to reports, the ban reversal was announced as part of the reformist Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s plan to “moderate Islam” and it’s just one of his recent moves.

He recently reversed a ban on women in sports stadiums and women will be allowed to obtain driver’s licenses for the first time in June.

Source: Tri-State Defender

  • Facebook
  • Twitter

Leave a Comment

Recent News

Sun Report

Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate, first Black woman

August 13, 2020

Tweet Share Pin Email ABOVE PHOTO: Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden and his running...

Horoscopes

SUNscopes for the week of August 16

August 14, 2020

Tweet Share Pin Email All Signs: Good news! This week is more mellow than last week. The...

Stateside

Wolf ed head takes new job as schools grapple with reopening

August 14, 2020

Tweet Share Pin Email ABOVE PHOTO: In this Dec. 20, 2016 file photo, Pennsylvania Education Secretary Pedro...

Color Of Money

Ease budget burdens by switching cellphone carriers — here’s how

August 14, 2020

Tweet Share Pin Email BPT Access to cellular service during the COVID-19 pandemic has become more essential...

Seniors

Yogic breathing techniques support respiratory health

August 14, 2020

Tweet Share Pin Email BPT Because it happens automatically, you probably don’t put much thought into your...

Go With The-Flo

Angela Simmons is dating former IBF and WBA middleweight champion Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs

August 14, 2020

Tweet Share Pin Email ABOVE PHOTO: Angela Simmons (Photo: lev radin / Shutterstock) By Florence Anthony OWN:...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff