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Saudi Arabia to relaunch cinemas after 35 years, complete planning in 90 days

Saudi Arabia to relaunch cinemas after 35 years, complete planning in 90 days
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Riyadh: Saudi Arabia’s General Commission for Audiovisual Media (GCAM) on Thursday convened a meeting which was attended by many government officials. It was presided over by the chairman of the committee, Reda bin Mohammed Al-Haidar.

According to the report published in Arab News, talking to media, Spokesperson of GCAM, Mr. Abdullah Al-Shamlani told that within 90 days, plan for launching cinema in Saudi Arabia will be finalized.

He informed that such meetings will be held in the future also.

It may be mentioned that on 11th December 2017, the Board of Directors of the GCAM which was presided over by Minister of Culture and Information Dr. Awad Al-Awad had given green signal to issue licenses for opening cinemas.

It is expected that this step of Saudi Arabia will boost its economy and create various job opportunities in the new sector.

It may be noted that Saudi Arabia will re-launch cinema in the country after 35 years. As per GCAM, Saudi Arabia will have more than 300 cinema theatres by 2030.