Sony Pictures allows some theaters to show 'The Interview'

Reuters News
Posted: Dec 23, 2014 12:24 PM

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sony Pictures cleared the way for the release of "The Interview" on Dec. 25 less than a week after pulling the comedy's planned release following a devastating cyberattack, a Dallas cinema set to screen the film said on Tuesday.

The screwball comedy about a fictional plot to assassinate North Korea leader Kim Jong Un led to a cyber attack on the studio, which the U.S. government has blamed on North Korea.

The founder of the Texas-based Alamo Drafthouse Cinema chain, Tim League, wrote on Twitter that Sony authorized the theater to screen the film. A spokeswoman for the theater chain confirmed the tweet.

It was unclear how many theaters would be allowed to screen "The Interview" and if major movie theaters that had decided not to open the film last week owing to security concerns would join the group of authorized exhibitors.

Another theater in Atlanta, the Plaza Atlanta, said on social media that it will also show the film. Representatives for the theater were not available for comment.

Sony representatives were not immediately available to comment.

(Reporting by Eric Kelsey, Mary Milliken and Alex Dobuzinskis in Los Angeles; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe and Christian Plumb)