The United States 1-up Jong-un & company
The back-and-forth between the “Guardians of Peace” hackers and Sony, which then became a back-and-forth between North Korea and the United States has unfolded at such a rapid and fascinating pace, a movie should be made about the events of the past two weeks alone. The Prelude To The Interview, anyone? Well, whether or not someone makes that film, you can go see The Interview in select theaters this Thursday. For real.
A tweet from Alamo Drafthouse Theater founder Tim League first alerted everyone of the news, and Seth Rogen followed up soon after with a celebratory 140 characters of his own.
Breaking news: Sony has authorized screenings of THE INTERVIEW on Christmas Day. We are making shows available within the hour. #Victory
— Tim League (@timalamo) December 23, 2014
The people have spoken! Freedom has prevailed! Sony didn’t give up! The Interview will be shown at theaters willing to play it on Xmas day!
— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) December 23, 2014
Thanks to everyone who didn’t give up on our movie! @Sethrogen & I are humbled & overwhelmed by your support. Hope you enjoy the film!
— Evan Goldberg (@evandgoldberg) December 23, 2014
So far, the only theater in NYC showing the flick is the Alamo Drafthouse in Yonkers, but you can see a confirmed list of the theaters nationwide that will be showing off their right to free speech on Christmas Day below, courtesy of Business Insider.
Mission Grove Theater, Riverside
Alamo Drafthouse, Kansas City
MX Movies, St. Louis
Tower City Cinemas, Cleveland
Gateway Film Center, Columbus
Grandview Theatre, Columbus
Alamo Drafthouse, Austin
Alamo Drafthouse, Dallas/Fort Worth
Alamo Drafthouse, Richardson
Alamo Drafthouse, San Antonio