AMC Theaters announced the opening of a movie theater in Saudi Arabia Wednesday and claimed to have plans to open 100 theaters in 25 Saudi cities by the year 2030.
The theater will be located in Riyadh and will officially open on April 18, Fox Business reports. This marks the first time in 35 years the government of Saudi Arabia has allowed a commercial movie theater to operate.
Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Culture and Information, Dr. Awwad Alawwad, released a statement calling it “the opening of very significant opportunities for exhibitors,” according to Fox Business.
There is still no word on whether the theater will admit women or if they segregate customers and the issue of censorship is still on the table.
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