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Hollywood star John Travolta meets movie fans in Saudi Arabia

Hollywood star John Travolta has met fans during a visit to Saudi Arabia, where authorities have said commercial cinemas will reopen next year after a three-decade ban.

The Pulp Fiction and Saturday Night Fever star appeared in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, on Friday, fielding questions from the audience about his career.

On Saturday, the US movie star then attended a gala dinner and press conference.

Travolta was a guest of the kingdom's General Entertainment Authority, which was established by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as he pushes social reforms such as allowing concerts and family-friendly shows in order to boost local spending and the economy.

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