Saudi city Taif set to open first park cinema for festival season

Saudi cinemas were in third place for ticket sales in the Middle East in the second quarter of 2019. Taif Municipality has been making final preparations for the inauguration of the 350-seat movie theater in King Abdullah Park. (Social Media)
Updated 30 July 2019
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Saudi city Taif set to open first park cinema for festival season

  • The cinema attraction will form part of the Taif Season
  • Another movie theater will be opened in a commercial shopping mall in the city

TAIF, Saudi Arabia: The city of Taif is all set to raise the curtain on its first park cinema.
Taif Municipality has been making final preparations for the inauguration of the 350-seat movie theater in King Abdullah Park.
The cinema attraction will form part of the Taif Season of festival activities that kick off on Thursday.
According to Okaz newspaper, the theater will screen new movies not yet released to cinemas, with the majority of them being foreign films. Ticket prices will be fixed at SR50 ($13.30).
Another movie theater will be opened in a commercial shopping mall in Taif, although ticket prices have yet to be announced.


Saudi Arabia to UN: Aramco strikes were ‘organized terrorist attack’

Updated 19 September 2019

Saudi Arabia to UN: Aramco strikes were ‘organized terrorist attack’

  • The letters stated that “all indications are that the weapons used in the Aramco attack are Iranian”
  • Saudi Arabia said it will take measures to respond to the attacks in accordance with international law

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia said that Saturday’s strikes on two Aramco facilities were an “organized terrorist attack” in a letter to the UN Security Council.
The Saudi Mission to the United Nations sent a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and another to the President of the Security Council Russia’s Permanent Representative to the UN Vasily Nebenzya and members of the Security Council on Wednesday.
The letters stated that “all indications are that the weapons used in the Aramco attack are Iranian.”
They also explained that Saudi Arabia will take measures to respond to the attacks in accordance with international law, and called on the UN and international experts to participate in the investigation into the attack.