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     April 18, 2018      #33-107 PB1

Saudi Arabia screens 'Black Panther' to mark

Aya Batrawy
Associated Press

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia held a private screening on Wednesday of the Hollywood blockbuster "Black Panther" to herald the launch of movie theaters in the kingdom, and tickets go on sale Thursday for public showings on Friday.

Authorities planned the invitation-only event in a concert hall converted into a cinema complex in the capital, Riyadh. The screening, attended by both men and women, will be followed by a rush to build movie theaters in major cities.

The Saudi government dubbed Wednesday's event as "the showing of the first commercial film in the kingdom after more than 35 years."

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