‘The Interview’ Is Opening on Christmas After All (In Some Theaters and on VOD)
UPDATE 3: According to Burlington Free Press, the Palace 9 theater in Burlington, Vermont will also screen ‘The Interview,’ in addition to Alamo Drafthouse theater locations and the aforementioned Plaza theater in Atlanta, Georgia.
UPDATE 2: Here’s Sony’s official statement on ‘The Interview’’s (re-)release:
Sony Pictures Entertainment today announced that ‘The Interview’ will have a limited theatrical release in the United States on Christmas Day.
“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,” said Michael Lynton, Chairman and CEO of Sony Entertainment. “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.”
That status update claims that the Plaza will be “one of the few theaters in the nation to open the film,” but we still don’t know exactly what that means. As I’m writing this, Sony’s had no comment on the news. When it comes, we will share it with you.