Atlanta’s Plaza Theatre to show “The Interview” (updated)

UPDATE: If you don’t feel like going out on Christmas evening, the film has been made available for purchase or rental online, including Google Play and YouTube.

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.

Your move, commie.



    • MattMD says:

      He jumped the shark a while ago.

      What is wrong with the theater? I had some fun times there although it didn’t really involve the movie if you get my drift.

      • Ed says:

        Good concessions? I am totally stumped!

        They are liars.

        A few months ago they posted they would show all three Star Wars films (IIRC, it may have just been “A New Hope”) on film. But not just any film–the original canisters. Well immediately the film world went into overdrive mode for excitement but it turns out the ownership lied and then got combative when people simply asked what was going on. This is the most glaring example of their tool-ishness but there’s plenty of other examples of them lying or treating customers like idiots for asking questions.

  1. Movie was funny! But like most comedies, you need to see it in the theater for the best effect.

    I don’t think it would translate well to video at home.

    But in theater: ignore the critics and see it.

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