A red carpet invitation-only gala event on Wednesday attracted senior government officials, foreign dignitaries and select industry figures to watch Marvel's superhero movie Black Panther on a 13-metre screen at a converted symphony concert hall in Riyadh.
Despite limited access, the screenings mark another milestone under social and economic reforms spearheaded by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
The comments were in response to a Wall Street Journal report on Monday that US President Donald Trump's administration was seeking to assemble an Arab force, including troops from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, to replace a US military contingent in Syria.
Saudi Arabia is launching its first commercial movie theater on Wednesday as it ends a almost 40-year ban on cinemas under a push by the crown prince to open up the deeply conservative Muslim kingdom.
A Saudi man looks at a vehicle during a test screening of Black Panther in Riyadh on April 18, 2018.
By the 1980s, movie screenings were largely banned unless they took place in private residential compounds for foreigners or at cultural centres run by foreign embassies.
This evolution of the cinematic viewing experience in Saudi Arabia comes after decades of strict viewing laws.
The smell of buttery popcorn filled the air as confetti rained down through the multi-storey atrium where Aron and Saudi Minister of Culture and Information Awwad al-Awwad announced the launch and proceeded into the 450-seat hall.
The lifting of the ban on cinemas was the country's latest move to relax regulations as part of a plan to revitalize Saudi Arabia's economy by 2030.
Although the release of "Black Panther" is a small step in an ongoing battle and there is still much progress to be made, the possibility of seeing T'Challa charge onto the screens of Saudi Arabian AMC Theaters indicates that the film's effects are not only national but also global.
The opening was overseen by the Development and Investment Entertainment Company, a subsidiary of Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund and a partner with AMC in the new cinema complex. The Crown Prince is taking steps to improve the lives of the younger generation in his country, which makes up about 70 percent of the population, and the Vision project is a way to connect the younger generation in Saudi Arabia with young people across the world through shared media.
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Pleasantview has 720 students in kindergarten through fifth grade, according to the school district's website . The event occurred in a school hallway and lasted approximately five minutes, the AP reported.
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The case was initially probed by the local police before being transferred to the CBI, and finally to the NIA in 2011. In the police firing which followed to control the protesting mob outside the mosque , 5 more people were killed.
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This incident is believed to be the twelfth suspected murder case involving teenagers in the capital since the beginning of 2018. A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "Formal identification and a post-mortem examination will be arranged in due course".
However, they called the situation "unfortunate" and hinted that it might have gone differently had the men not have been black. That's his crew; they look just like that.' And so this was deeply personal for me to figure out what is going on here.
Abe's hawkish posture seems to have backfired, however, with both Seoul and Washington pursuing engagement with Pyongyang. That being said, the U.S is still a more important overall economic partner for many in Asia.
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