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Punjab minister bans ‘vulgar’ movie billboards at cinemas

“Is there any humanity that you print half-naked women and put them on big billboards?” Punjab minister said

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Cinema to open in Saudi Arabia on April 18

A new cinema is reported to be opening this month in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh, after agreements were signed with AMC Entertainment Holdings.  Marvel’s superhero movie “Black Panther” will be the first to be screened. The cinema will have 500 leather seats, orchestra and balcony levels, and marble bathrooms. “We think it’s…

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Saudi Arabia begins issuing cinema licences

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia began issuing licences Thursday to operate cinemas in the kingdom ahead of their reopening after a decades-long ban was lifted as part of a far-reaching liberalisation drive. The move is another step towards opening the Saudi market to regional and international theatre chains, which have long eyed the kingdom as the Middle East’s…

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Saudi Arabia lifts decades-long ban on cinemas

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia on Monday lifted a decades-old ban on cinemas, part of powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s far-reaching liberalisation drive. The government said it would begin licensing cinemas immediately and the first movie theatres were expected to open next March, in a decision that could boost the Gulf state’s nascent film industry. Reviving…

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Saudi Arabia lifts ban on cinemas: government

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia on Monday lifted a decades-long ban on cinemas, part of a series of social reforms by the powerful crown prince that are shaking up the ultra-conservative kingdom. “Commercial cinemas will be allowed to operate in the kingdom as of early 2018, for the first time in more than 35 years,” the culture…

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Upcoming Salman Khan flick may get late release in Pakistan

DUBAI: Director of Salman Khan’s upcoming film Tubelight Kabir Khan has hinted that the flick may be released in Pakistan at a later date. In his interview to an entertainment website, he stated that the movie can be released in the country at a later date of necessary. “We have not been told by any…

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Sahir Lodhi bashes those labeling his fanbase ‘cheap’

KARACHI: Pakistani television personality Sahir Lodhi lashed at all those who have been characterizing him and his fanbase, Samaa reportd. He did a press conference on a private news channel to criticize his opponents. Lodhi asked that who gave his opponents the right to differentiate between masses and who were they to decide that there…

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Raees likely to release in Pakistan

The much awaited Bollywood movie Raees releases in India, USA, UK and UAE today, but the moviegoers in Pakistan have to wait for another two days to see if Shah Rukh Khan and Mahira khan film is allowed in Pakistani cinemas. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif formed a committee with a given mandate to decide whether…

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Shaan calls for screening of Pakistani movies in India

ISLAMABAD: As Pakistan is preparing to lift ban on Bollywood movies in the country, film star Shaan Shahid has urged the government to press India for screening of Lollywood films in the neighbouring country. “A humble request to the prime minister, sir if you are making a committee for the Indian films so they can…

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PM forms ‘clearance committee’ for Bollywood movies

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has formed a special committee for the clearance of Indian movies to be screened in Pakistan, according to a report. The move came a month after cinema owners in Pakistan resumed screening of Indian films, lifting a self-imposed two-month ban. Officials said the panel would include minister of state for…

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Ban lifted on Bollywood movies?

By: Syeda Sarah Hasan Seems like the Pakistani Film Industry has given up already, isn’t it? Merely “Raees” could not be the reason they would lift this ban, if it is so, is it safe to assume the ban would be re-imposed later on? Or could this be taken as the long awaited excuse by…

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Video shows Aamir Khan’s brilliant body transformation for Dangal

It is for a reason that Aamir Khan has earned the ‘perfectionist’ tag since so many years. The superstar is known for getting into the skin of his characters and he once again justifies the tag with a magical transformation for the role of Mahavir Singh Phogat for his film ‘Dangal’. This video shows how…

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Movie-lovers crowd Lahore cinemas

Celebrating the three-day Eid festival, moviegoers in Lahore have jam-packed city cinemas. Watch Zafar Iqbal’s report.

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Bin Roye set to hit cinemas on Eid

Pakistani film Bin Roye, starring Mahira Khan and Humayun Saeed, will be released on Eid-ul-Fitr. Watch this report.

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UK cinemas warn over Argentine film with suicide plane crash

LONDON: British cinemas are warning viewers about a new Argentine film which shows a chief steward intentionally crashing a plane — a scene bearing eery similarities to last week's Germanwings tragedy. “Following the Germanwings flight incident on Tuesday 24th March, please be aware that 'Wild Tales' features a sequence that some customers might find disturbing,”…

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'Penguins of Madagascar' hits cinemas in November

  KARACHI: The 3D animated movie, ‘Penguins of Madagascar’ which features the witty penguins, is scheduled for release on November 26, 2014. The film will feature the life of the penguins in their own spy thriller adventure with a twist of comedy. The Penguins of Madagascar may be aimed at families, but it seems to…

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NA MALOOM AFRAAD …all set to hit cinemas

Na Maloom Afraad is not a new word for Karachittes. It’s a new comedy thriller film. ‘Na Maloom Afraad’ is one such crazy story of three reckless poor struggling souls, running after their individual ambitions and desires. The three characters run around in the chaotic city of Karachi. The film is yet to reveal the…

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Screening of ‘illegal’ Indian movies banned in Pakistani cinemas

Web DeskLAHORE: The Lahore High Court has banned screening of ‘illegal’ Indian movies in Pakistani cinemas, SAMAA reported Tuesday.Officials said the LHC heard a petition today and ruled that Bollywood movies imported in Pakistan without proper documentation are illegal and could not be exhibited in the country’s cinemas.The court banned the screening of such movies…

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Protesters torch four cinemas in Karachi

Wasim Haider shares with us details of four cinemas, torched by the protesters in Karachi.

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Cinemas and cinema-goers

Know from Hasan Nasir the overall situation at cinemas where movies from Bollywood and Hollywood are being screened.

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Miserable Hyderabad cinemas

Cinemas in Hyderabad are lying in tatters. There are only four left out of 22 cinemas in the city. Ashiq Hussain Shah reports from the city.

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