Saudi Arabia Lifts 35-Year Movie Theater Ban With ‘The Emoji Movie’ And ‘Captain Underpants’

The historic films that broke the ban: Sony Picture Animation’s The Emoji Movie and Dreamworks Animation’s Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie. The 2017 animated features were shown in a makeshift theater in the city of Jeddah, but the country ...

Saudi Arabia Screens 'The Emoji Film,' One Of The Worst Movies Of 2017, After 35-Year Cinema Ban Lifted

Saudi Arabia began screening children's animated movies over the weekend after lifting a ... But perhaps less fortunately for Saudi film fans the first movie shown in the kingdom was 'The Emoji Film'—which was roundly panned by critics when it was ...