Major Theater Chains Drop the Interview
December 17th, 2014 | by Michael Fox
Following concerns surrounding both hacking threats out of North Korea and now the threat of terror attacks on theaters airing the film, the Sony Pictures film the Interview will not be carried by any of the five major theater chains in the United States. AMC, Regal, Cinemark, Carmike and Cineplex have all announced that they are not going to air the Seth Rogen and James Franco film about infiltrating North Korea. This comes amid anonymous threats surrounding the release of the film.
The premiere of this film in New York for Thursday has also been canceled. Rogen and Franco have canceled their upcoming media appearances as well.
In addition, Sony has pulled television ads for the Interview. Sony has thought about making it available on VOD services from cable and satellite providers.
The Interview was supposed to open on Christmas Day.
Source: Chicago Tribune
Update: Sony Pictures has announced that the Christmas Day release of the Interview has been cancelled. (Source: CNN Money)