RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia held a private screening on Wednesday of the Hollywood blockbuster “Black Panther” to herald the launch of movie theaters in the kingdom, and tickets go on sale Thursday for public showings on Friday. Authorities planned the invitation-only event in a concert hall converted into a cinema complex in the capital, Riyadh. The screening, attended by both men and women, will be followed by a rush to build movie theaters in major cities. The Saudi government dubbed Wednesday’s event as “the showing of the first commercial film in the kingdom after more than 35 years.” Audience members clearly enjoyed the moment, eating popcorn and erupting into applause and hoots when the movie started. “This is a landmark moment in the transformation of Saudi Arabia into a more vibrant economy and society,” Saudi Minister of Culture and Information Awwad Alawwad said in statement ahead of the screening.It’s a stark … [Read more...] about Saudi Arabia screens ‘Black Panther’ to mark cinema opening
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia is to hold a private screening on Wednesday of the Hollywood blockbuster “Black Panther” to herald the launch of movie theaters in the kingdom that are expected to open to the public as early as next month. Authorities are planning an invitation-only screening of the movie in a concert hall converted into a cinema complex in the capital, Riyadh. The screening, to be attended by both men and women, will be followed by a rush to build movie theaters in major cities. The Saudi government has dubbed Wednesday’s event as “the showing of the first commercial film in the kingdom after more than 35 years.” “This is a landmark moment in the transformation of Saudi Arabia into a more vibrant economy and society,” Saudi Minister of Culture and Information Awwad Alawwad said in statement ahead of the screening. It’s a stark reversal for a county where public movie screenings were banned in the 1980’s … [Read more...] about Saudi Arabia to show ‘Black Panther’ to mark cinema opening
The new curiosity from filmmaker Wes Anderson, a tribal film festival, a Stephen King classic and "The Walking Dead" season finale are some of the many specialty cinema options on screens this week in Tulsa.NEW AT CIRCLE CINEMA"Isle of Dogs": An animated tale of a boy and his dog in Japan from filmmaker Wes Anderson (“The Grand Budapest Hotel"). Special guests for the Friday, April 13, evening screenings will be some dogs and staff from the Tulsa Animal Welfare Shelter. A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to the organization.Tribal Film Festival Spring Showcase: This day-long event Saturday, April 14, features a noon screenwriting workshop, a 3 p.m. casting workshop and a 7 p.m. screening of the acclaimed drama "The Rider," which can be combined with a 5 p.m. barbecue dinner. More information at circlecinema.com for this event."Foxtrot": A dysfunctional family searches for answers when something goes terribly wrong at their son’s desolate military post in this … [Read more...] about This week in art-house cinema: animation, tribal films, opera and ‘The Walking Dead’
Circle Cinema is hosting a pair of preview screenings of “Isle of Dogs” next week and featuring a live interview with one of its stars between the two showtimes.Bob Balaban will appear via Skype on the big screen and will talk about the film in between the 6 p.m. and 8:10 p.m. showtimes Thursday, April 12.Those buying tickets for either showing may watch the Q-and-A, theater officials said, and it should begin about 7:45 p.m.“Isle of Dogs” is the new movie from filmmaker Wes Anderson (“The Royal Tenenbaums”), and Circle Cinema is staging the interview in conjunction with Philbrook Museum of Art, which has in recent years staged a “Wes Anderson Experience” event.Balaban has a half-century acting resume in film classics including “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” and “Gosford Park,” as well as on TV, including his celebrated five-episode turn on “Seinfeld” as an NBC president.The actor has become a … [Read more...] about Circle Cinema advance screening of ‘Isle of Dogs’ to feature Bob Balaban in Skype with audience
Brent Cross Shopping Centre is to undergo a massive expansion including 200 new shops, 60 restaurants and a huge new cinema complex. While the £1.4 billion makeover is not due to be finished until 2020, loyal visitors are on tenterhooks to know which big names will be making Brent Cross their new home. Plans for a huge new luxury cinema are bound to draw crowds to the complex. And now Brent Cross developers Hammerson and Aberdeen Standard Investments have finally announced who will be running the cinema. Here's what the new Brent Cross shopping centre will look like View gallery Luxury cinema brand Showcase Cinema de Lux will deliver its first ever London complex at Brent Cross - and it's going to be huge. Everything you need to know about Brent Cross Shopping Centre's luxury cinema The 80,000 sq ft cinema will have 1,800 seats and 12 auditoriums Cutting edge audiovisual cinema technology will apply to every screen, including multidimensional sound The cinema will … [Read more...] about Brent Cross Shopping Centre’s new luxury cinema sounds AMAZING!