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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Saudi Arabia’s ‘Entertainment city announced

| Visitors can look forward to cultural, sporting and entertainment activities, with attractions including a theme park, racing track, water parks and safari park | The entertainment city in Al Qidiya, southwest of Riyadh, will be as large as Las Vegas when completed covering an area of 334 sq km (129 sq miles). Building is due to start next year and be complete by 2022. Saudi Arabia is looking to diversify its economy to reduce its dependence on oil, as part of its 2030 vision, and building an entertainment industry is…

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