Multiple independent theaters have begun announcing Christmas Day screenings of The Interview. The proclamations don’t provide many details as of yet, but confirm that Sony has indeed given them the greenlight to show Seth Rogan and James Franco’s comedy.
Here are some of the tweets currently going out:
Breaking news: Sony has authorized screenings of THE INTERVIEW on Christmas Day. We are making shows available within the hour. #Victory— Tim League (@timalamo) December 23, 2014
Breaking Plaza News: The Interview will open Exclusive on 12/25 . The Plaza will be one of the few theaters in the nation to open the film .— Plaza Atlanta (@PlazaAtlanta) December 23, 2014
As mentioned, there aren’t a lot of details to go on here, so there’s no telling how many theaters will have the film, how many showings will be available on Christmas or how long the theatrical run will be.
Sony cancelled the theatrical release of The Interview after their servers came under cyberattack, an attack that was followed by further threats on American movie theaters. The film’s plot centers on bumbling American television journalist attempting to assassinate North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. The country has expressed disapproval towards the film’s portrayal of Jong-un, and is believe to be responsible for the attacks.