Kuwait: Eat, Watch and Pray

A major cinema company in Kuwait has announced that it would introduce a 10 minute break in its daily schedule to give worshippers the chance to perform their maghreb prayers. The announcement, on Twitter, received mixed reactions.

In it's announcement, CinescapeQ8 said:

A 10 Minute Break Will Start @ 360 during Maghreb Prayers

360 is one of the newer shopping malls in Kuwait.

The announcement sparked many discussions online.

ilsul6ana welcomed the idea:

Cinescape 360 will now have a 10 minute break during the show for Maghreb Prayers.
Inshalla (By the will of God) next all the prayers

avenuesq8, on the other hand, disapproves of the introduction of the 10 minutes break in scheduling:

Where did all this religion come from?? You never thought religion when you played around with prices and manipulating people huh? You want to be saints now and cut movies for maghrib prayers? Why not afternoon prayers as well?!

Taking a similar position, danderma asks:

OK. This is rant worthy. Let's imagine how it’s going to turn out now shall we?

So it’s the middle of a movie in 360. People are lost in the plot. Suddenly the screen goes dark and the lights go on and it’s time for the viewers to go pray?!

Seriously? Now how many viewers will actually go pray?

And Hilaliya takes the conversation back to Twitter and remarks:

Cinescape don't try and court the fundamentalists. If it was their decision, you wouldn't even exist.


  • Why only maghreb? Why not all prayers? Something strange about that and I’m with whoever said, how many people will actually go to pray and what if on that particular day the cinema is full of christians who don’t pray maghreb? Lol all a bit silly

  • Yeah it sounds a bit bizarre. If there has to be break then it should be for all prayers in a day and not just one.

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