Fully owned by UAE-based conglomerate Majid al Futtaim, Vox recently opened a 15-screen theatre in Riyadh, bringing the total number of screens in Saudi Arabia to 31.

EXCLUSIVE | Rising Nations Cinematic Benchmark Series, PART THREE: MIDDLE EAST

If asked to describe the movie business in the Middle East today, there is both a mystique and glamour to it that’s replicate of old Hollywood, symbolically speaking. For generations, the region’s historical value and the world’s fascination was motivated by the long-running 1962 epic masterpiece, Lawrence of Arabia, that became every filmmaker’s education and directorial circles envy. Based upon the story of Colonel T. E. Lawrence, a British officer, military theorist and diplomat, revered for his ancillary activities during World War I in the Great Arab Revolt against the…

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