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Kuwait: Lost Between Cinemas and Restaurants

The Kingdom poster
It's after Eid in Kuwait so what would most people do there? Most have one of two options – either go to the movies or dine in a fine restaurant.

Sadly, new blockbuster The Kingdom was banned in Kuwait so what do Kuwaitis who want to watch it do?

Amir over at Hilaliya tells us what everyone expects to happen.

We told you so…thousands of pirated KINGDOM copies have flooded the Kuwaiti black market. I'm sure the Ministry of Information is ecstatic now that the Studio and Movie Exhibitors get no revenues, but the pirates get all the profit.

Marzouq from zdistrict also talks about his experience of watching movies in Kuwait.

This is really getting frustrating, even when you want to go see a movie in Kuwait it's quite difficult. The Kiosk at Cinescape wasn’t working right and it felt like it was going crazy and trying to spit out the damn card they sell. I don’t understand why they haven’t improved the quality of the pop-corn that they have at the Cinema, the ones you buy from the Co-op or Sultan Center tastes a lot better then what they have.

Marzouq also comments on segregated cinemas, unruly children and movie censorship.

Meanwhile, Qias at io81 went to a restaurant, and after trying it, changed his mind about it vowing never to return again.

Throughout the Eid holiday, I have visited Villa Fayrouz with 2 more friends. I honestly dislike Villa Fayrouz customer service but they surly have great tasting food

Other than Eid activities, there have been a couple of things of interest on the Kuwaiti blogosphere.

intlxpatr reports about talks for a new proposal to rename ‘residents’ to ‘visitors.’

Calling all us guest-workers “visitors” is just a dumb idea. Call us guest-workers, call us workers, but if you call us “visitors” then you run into problems with folks who are just coming in for a VISIT, i.e. visitors.

esetch from the blog Dreams are made of these , continues his quest to hunt for old mail boxes that the mail authority ceased to use.

أمام هذا الصندوق وقفت مستغرباً
أيش إللي حصل له؟ وأسباب التعدي عليه
ما عندي كلام أكثر
In front of this box I stand amazed.
What has happened to it ? And why was it assaulted?
I have no further words.

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