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Suburban Chicago Theater to Show "The Interview"

Sony Pictures Entertainment confirmed Tuesday that the film will have a limited theatrical release across the United States.

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    This image released by Columbia Pictures shows James Franco, left, and Seth Rogen in "The Interview."

    A suburban Chicago movie theater announced Tuesday that it will screen “The Interview” on Christmas Day.

    Hollywood Boulevard in Woodridge said the venue will have three showings for the movie Thursday following news from Sony Pictures Entertainment that the film will have a limited theatrical release across the United States.

    "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," Michael Lynton, chairman and CEO of Sony Entertainment, said in a statement. "At the same time, we are continuing our efforts to secure more platforms and more theaters so that this movie reaches the largest possible audience."

    Hollywood Boulevard said showings for the film will be pass-restricted through the first weekend.

    Chicago Theatres Among Those That Pulled "The Interview"

    [CHI] Chicago Theatres Among Those That Pulled "The Interview"
    Chicago reacts to theatres pulling the movie "The Interview" after hackers threaten vioence if its released. NBC's Lauren Jiggetts reports. (Published Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014)

    Sony announced last week it had called off the scheduled Christmas release of the North Korea satire which depicts the assassination of dictator Kim Jong Un following hacker threats of violence against theaters showing the film.

    The FBI has said the attacks on Sony came from North Korea.

    Stars of the movie Seth Rogen and James Franco responded to Sony's decision on social media, calling the move a victory and saying “freedom has prevailed.”
     

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