RIYADH — As a part of the initiatives of the High quality of Life Program in accordance with the Kingdom’s Imaginative and prescient 2030, and beneath the direct supervision of the Basic Authority for Audiovisual Media, cinema exercise, an essential leisure, cultural and financial sector, has lately been revitalized within the Kingdom after a long time of suspension, a report mentioned right here Monday.
Celebrating its third anniversary Monday, the cinema sector witnessed over the previous years a quantum leap to the leisure choices accessible to people and households within the Kingdom, the report mentioned.
Through the previous three years, 34 cinemas have been opened in 12 cities inside 6 administrative areas within the Kingdom, with about 342 screens and greater than 35,000 seats, and 11 firms specialised in cinema operation, together with 9 worldwide firms licensed, the report mentioned.
It added that the primary cinema was opened in Riyadh on April 18, 2018, and the final opened final week in Hail, with 10 screens and 1,309 seats.
Appearing Govt Director for Advertising and marketing and Communication on the High quality of Life Program Heart Khaled Bin Abdullah Al-Bakr reported promoting greater than 12 million tickets on the third anniversary of launching the cinema sector anew within the Kingdom.
He indicated that the High quality of Life Program works by way of the initiatives of the Kingdom’s Imaginative and prescient 2030, and thru the chief our bodies, to develop the sector in an built-in method, because the Public Authority for Audiovisual Media works on the operational aspect of the sector, whereas the Movie Authority, one of many Ministry of Tradition companies, helps and stimulates the sector when it comes to manufacturing.
Al-Bakr emphasised the essential financial roles of the sector, which has created greater than 2,500 direct jobs, along with financial alternatives in movie sector as a complete. Greater than 70 cinemas are anticipated to open quickly in 13 administrative areas, he mentioned.
He added that the authority works to help native content material, movie manufacturing and Saudi filmmakers of each sexes to ascertain their presence regionally and internationally. — SPA