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Cinemas in Saudi Arabia reduce ticket prices across the country

Here’s how to watch more movies for less. 

Lights, camera, cinemas. It is not often that you hear about costs coming down, but we have some gripping news. Cinemas in Saudi Arabia are lowering prices, which means you can watch more movies for less. So, grab the popcorn and a front-row seat.

Saudi Arabia’s Film Commission announced the decision, which comes after a drop in film licensing fees. The decision was approved by the Film Commission Board of Directors, chaired by Minister of Culture Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan. The aim is to make cinema more accessible in the Kingdom and position the country as a regional hub for filmmaking.

Cinemas in Saudi Arabia

Muvi Cinemas is a homegrown cinema company that debuted in 2019. The brand is the first to adjust its prices, which sees tickets start from SAR 34 during the day and SAR 39 in the evenings. Prices will be the same on weekdays and weekends. Muvi Cinemas can be found across the country, from Dammam to Jeddah. In Riyadh, it is home to eight cinemas and the locations include Al Hamra Mall, Boulevard Riyadh City, Nakheel Mall, Park Avenue, Salaam Mall, Tala Mall, The View and U Walk. 

Cinemas in Saudi Arabia

As part of Saudi Vision 2030, cinemas in Saudi Arabia reopened in 2018. Cinemas were banned for 35 years, but on 18 April 2018, the first cinema reopened in Riyadh. It was a historic moment, as AMC Theatres showed a private screening of the Black Panther. In the future, the Kingdom is expected to have 300 cinemas with 2,000 screens. 

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