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Sony Pictures allows some theaters to show 'The Interview'

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 01:10

The Alamo Drafthouse is among some cinemas that are being allowed to screen 'The Interview,' less than a week after Sony pulled the plug following a devastating cyberattack blamed on North Korea. Vanessa Johnston reports.

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The Alamo Drafthouse cinema in Dallas will screen 'The Interview' on Christmas Day -- The news comes less than a week after Sony Pictures pulled its release following a devastating cyberattack. Seth Rogan and James Franco star in the comedy about a fictional plot to assassinate North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un. The U.S. government has blamed North Korea for the Sony cyberattack. It wasn't immediately clear why Sony had decided to release the film to some theaters, but James Wallace of the Alamo Drafthouse has one idea. (SOUNDBITE) (Englisher) PROGRAM MANAGER, ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE, JAMES WALLACE, SAYING: "I think it's really the outpouring of people all over the U.S. and the world who want to support, you know, freedom of creativity, freedom of expression, and support cinema." U.S. President Barack Obama had criticized Sony for pulling the plug on 'The Interview'... ...and founder of the Alamo Drafthouse Tim League had lead a petition for its release.

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Sony Pictures allows some theaters to show 'The Interview'

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 - 01:10