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Saudi Arabia hosted its first public film screening in over 35 years Friday, two days after U.S. movie giant AMC unveiled the kingdom's debut theatre in Riyadh.AMC chief executive Adam Aron Wednesday said its multiplex theatre at Riyadh's King Abdullah Financial District will for now operate one screen with a seating capacity of around 250 .The conservative desert kingdom lifted a decades-long ban on cinemas last year as part of a far-reaching modernisation drive, with AMC Entertainment granted the first licence to operate movie theatres.Religious hardliners, who have long vilified movie theatres as vulgar and sinful, were instrumental in shutting down cinemas in the 1980s.
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