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This article was published on December 23, 2014


Sony decides to screen The Interview on Christmas Day in select theaters after all

Sony decides to screen The Interview on Christmas Day in select theaters after all
Roberto Baldwin
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Roberto Baldwin was a reporter for The Next Web in San Francisco between April 2014 and March 2015. Roberto Baldwin was a reporter for The Next Web in San Francisco between April 2014 and March 2015.

Well this a surprise. Or maybe it’s not. It’s hard to keep up with what Sony is thinking lately.

It looks like Sony will be sending out prints of The Interview to theaters for a Christmas Day showing and will reportedly put the movie on streaming services.

In a statement Sony CEO Micahel Lynton said, “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.”

One of those theaters — The Plaza in Atlanta — tweeted that it will be showing the movie until January.

Alamo Drafthouse theater founder Tim League also tweeted that the theater will be showing the movie in Austin.

A Sony spokesperson also said that it will be allowing more theaters to screen The Interview.

In addition to the screenings, The Wrap is reporting that Sony will announce later today that the movie will be available via VOD (Video on Demand) services also on Christmas Day.

So now we get to finally get to see the probably-not-that-good comedy that’s possibly the reason it was hacked, but definitely a source of embarrassment for the company.

Update: The Verge has two people scouring the nation looking for theaters showing the film. You can check out their growing list here.

➤ via Gizmodo