News reports out of Riyadh that, for the first time in 3 decades, Saudis in the nation’s capital went to the movies. (The government had been shutting down movie theaters because they could lead to a mixing of the sexes and violate Islamic values. But this month men and children, but no women, were allowed to see a film: Menahi, produced by a company owned by royal tycoon Prince Alwaleed bin Talal.) Here’s what Late Night host Jimmy Fallon said about it: “For the first time in 30 years, Saudis are allowed to go to the movies this weekend. There’s a few movies to choose from: Turban Cowboy, The Taking of Hostages 1 2 and 3, He’s Just Not That Into You Driving, or Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail for Showing Her Ankles.”
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