Sony Decides to Screen The Interview in Select Theaters


UPDATE: Sony will screen The Interview on its own site, on Google Play and YouTube. More here.

ORIGINAL: Sony is backtracking on its decision to pull the Seth Rogen / James Franco-starring buddy comedy The Interview after email hackers threatened a terrorist like situation on any theaters that show it. Sony broke the news with this message:

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. At the same time, we are continuing our efforts to secure more platforms and more theaters so that this movie reaches the largest possible audience.

I want to thank our talent on The Interview and our employees, who have worked tirelessly through the many challenges we have all faced over the last month.  While we hope this is only the first step of the film’s release, we are proud to make it available to the public and to have stood up to those who attempted to suppress free speech.

A quick scan through Fandango doesn’t show any screenings of The Interview in the Philadelphia area. I tried reaching out to theaters, and got a few responses. Both the Rave in University City and UA Riverview say they will not be screening it. The Wrap, however, confirms that Sony will release it on VOD on Christmas Day, so you at least have that option if you want to check it out. Stay tuned for any updates.

(h/t Variety)