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SA theaters to show 'The Interview' on Christmas

Sony to release "The Interview" amid hacking scandal

Sony Pictures decided to not go forward with a Christmas Day, 2014, release of "The Interview." The move comes after threats from anonymous hackers pressured many major theater chains to cancel screenings.
Sony Pictures decided to not go forward with a Christmas Day, 2014, release of "The Interview." The move comes after threats from anonymous hackers pressured many major theater chains to cancel screenings.

SAN ANTONIO – "The Interview," the movie that caused an international incident with North Korea and had its release cancelled, will now be back in theaters.

On Tuesday, Sony Pictures Entertainment announced a limited release for the comedy that will happen on Christmas Day.

In San Antonio, the movie will be shown at almost all Alamo Drafthouse locations and at Brooks City Base Cinema.

Officials with the Alamo Drafthouse said they are excited about showing "The Interview" and that they support Sony's decision to release it.

In response to the release, James Franco, who stars in the comedy tweeted, "Victory!!! The people and the president have spoken! Sony to release The Interview in theaters!"

Seth Rogen tweeted, "The people have spoken! Freedom has prevailed! Sony didn't give up! The Interview will be shown at theaters willing to play it on Christmas Day!

"I think all the free publicity generated over this entire hacking and everything else," said Bob Stewart, marketing director at Brooks City Base Cinema. "More and more people are interested in seeing the movie and what it's all about."

Stewart said they found out at about 1 p.m. on Tuesday that the film was going to be made available to them.

Their first showing of "The Interview" will be at 12:20 p.m. on Christmas Day.

Officials at the Alamo Drafthouse said as of Tuesday, they were selling out at all their locations.


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