Plaza Theatre in Poncey-Highands posted on its Facebook page that it will go ahead with a screening of the controversial film “The Interview” on Christmas Day. The film will show on two screens at 4 p.m., 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 9:35 p.m. Showtimes for Dec. 26 are to be announced.
In the wake of the Sony hacking scandal and threats of terrorist attacks on cinemas showing the film, Plaza and a handful of others around the country have decided to screen it anyway. “The Interview,” which stars James Franco and Seth Rogen, is a comedy about two journalists who are asked by the CIA to kill North Korean leader Kim Jung Un during an interview.
After the threats of terror attacks, many cinema chains refused to show the film and Sony Pictures announced it would not release the film at all. Sony reversed itself after withering criticism from the entertainment industry, President Obama and consumers and said it would make the film available to theaters that wanted to show the movie.