About Cinema theater operating license (temporary)

A license to operate a cinema to show one or more films on a permanent or temporary basis. Temporary theater: a cinema show that is used temporarily (for a period not exceeding thirty continuous or intermittent days and may be exceptionally extended by a decision of the authority); To present film screenings, including related film festivals and events

The name of the activity in the Ministry of Commerce

Cinema theater operating license (temporary)

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3 Days execution time
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21000 - 12600 - 8400 Riyal Service fee

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Information about the service

  • With the exception of the temporary cinema
  • the license applicant must be licensed by the authority to engage in the activity of operating fixed cinemas
  • and fixed cinema operators can apply for a license for temporary shows
  • submit an economic feasibility study from an authority accepted by the authority
  • that the cinema to be operated is licensed by the competent authorities
  • It holds a license to establish a cinema for fixed cinemas and for the specialized need
  • that the license applicant submits proof of ownership of the property
  • or a rental contract valid for the duration of the license
  • Supplying the Authority to the equivalent of (15%) of the proceeds and income derived from the value of each ticket sold in movie theaters located in category (A)
  • and supplying the equivalent of (10%) to the Authority for the above mentioned fees and charges. in showrooms falling in category (B) and supplying the equivalent of (5%) to the authority from the proceeds and income derived from the value of each ticket sold in theaters located in category (c).
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  • License to practice the activity of operating cinemas
  • cinema operating agreement between the operator and the owner of the right to use the property
  • national identity for Saudis/passport for non-Saudis
  • municipality license for the site
  • detailed information about the cinema showing the nature of the cinema
  • capacity
  • number and types of screens
  • seats and the number of restaurants
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  • choose a service (Cinema theater operating license (temporary)
  • complete the required data.
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