The Interview, the controversial film starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, has been approved by Sony Pictures for a limited release on Christmas, according The Hill. Among the locations that will screen the flick — the plot of which is about two journalists (Rogen and Franco) tasked with assassinating North Korean dictator and all around terrible person, Kim Jong-un — is Atlanta’s own Plaza Theatre:
“We have never given up on releasing ‘The Interview’ and we’re excited our movie will be in a number of theaters on Christmas Day,” said Sony Entertainment chief executive Michael Lynton in a statement.
“We are proud to make [‘The Interview’] available to the public and to have stood up to those who attempted to suppress free speech,” Lynton said.
The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, a small theater chain based in Austin, Texas, and the Plaza Theatre, an independent theater in Atlanta, will screen the film starting Thursday. Major theater chains had canceled plans to screen the film after the threats.
Plaza confirmed the showing of the movie, including showtimes, on its Facebook and Twitter accounts. There will be additional showings from Friday, December 26 through Thursday, January 1, the times for which have not yet been announced.
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