After 35 years, Saudi Arabia lifts ban on cinemas
15 January 2018 | 4:24 pm
Saudi Arabia began screening feature-length animated children’s films in a makeshift theatre, after a decades-old ban on cinemas was lifted in the conservative Islamic kingdom.
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