Wednesday, December 17, 2014

North Korea Wins - Sony’s The Interview Dropped From Theaters

Here is the score: 

 Terrorist Threats 1,

Free Speech 0


Due to threats from North Korea, Sony’s new film, The Interview, will not be playing in most any major theaters in the United States.  The Interview was going to be a major Christmas day release but today movie theater chains have announce that they will not be showing the movie due to safety concerns.

So far the list of theaters with official statements include the following:

Regal
AMC
Bow Tie Cinemas
Carmike Cinemas
Cinemark
Cineplex 

Arclight Cinemas has not made an official statement as of 12 Noon today.

Seth Rogen and James Franco have not responded to the news but they have been seen with additional security due to concerns for their personal safety.  They have canceled  all promotional media even for The Interview.
more @ E Online

As of noon today Fandango still shows tickets available to purchase at local AMC theater.  I have a feeling that it will take some time to update their system.



At least one activist is not going to give in to threats from the dictatorship.  Human Rights Foundation founter, Thor Halvorssen, is planning on a "helium balloon release" of  The Interview.
He is planning to attach DVD copies of the movie and air drop them into North Korea.


They say that there is no such thing as bad publicity but Sony doesn't seem to think so in this case.   Perhaps the film is not very good and isn't worth the risk in light of the threats.

Either way it's a sad day for freedom and democracy.


 more @ Deadline.com

Updated: 1:15PM PST

The Interview is now officially dead!  Sony has pulled the plug.

No showtimes available at any ArcLight Cinema or AMC near Los Angeles as of 1:15PM  : (





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