For the first time more than 35 years in Saudi Arabia lifted the ban on cinemas. This is with reference to the press service of the national Ministry of culture says the Agency Deutsche Welle.

“This marks a turning point in the development of cultural industry of the Kingdom,” said the head of the Ministry of culture of the country Awad bin Saleh al-Awad

The procedure of licensing of film product has already begun.

As explained in Department, the first commercial cinema will probably open in March 2018.

The government estimates that by 2030 the country will open in about 300 theaters that will create 30 thousand jobs.

In September 2017 king Salman ordered to lift the ban on driving cars for women and announced the beginning of the process of modernization of the country.

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In Saudi Arabia allowed the theaters after 35 years of prohibition 11.12.2017

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