Saudi Arabia is planning to open up movie theaters by March, ending a 35-year ban on cinemas. The goal will be to have 2,000 movie screens over the next 12 years, according to the Guardian.
Saudi Arabia isn’t undergoing a full westernization, even as women are preparing to drive in 2018. Walls dividing men and women are expected to be built in the theaters.
Eager Saudis have been able to stream movies by bypassing government censors, along with viewing flicks on satellite TV. But an increase in Saudi movie makers can lead to an incredible exchange of differing ideas...I hope.