Saudi cinema has made great strides in the past four years, with box office sales topping 30.8 million tickets, reported the Saudi Press Agency on Monday.
Since its launch in April 2018, the Film Commission has licensed 56 theaters with 518 screens in 20 cities, where 1,144 films were shown. They included 22 Saudi films and others from 38 countries.
The cinema sector has also contributed to the employment of 4,439 young Saudi citizens of both genders.
This is part of the Commission's effort to increase the size of the media market, provide an appropriate environment that would diversify economic sources of income, and create thousands of jobs for Saudi youth in line with Vision 2030's strategy for the media sector.