Paramount Cancels Alamo Drathouse's 'Team America' Screenings
Well, the good news bear just keep on delivering us sweet, sweet honey! Yesterday, following Sony Pictures' decision to pull The Interview from release on Christmas Day (with no plans to release the film on VOD or home video in the near future either), the Alamo Drafthouse revealed they were still going to have a little fun at North Korea's expense with a screening of Trey Parker & Matt Stone's comedy Team America: World Police, which features Kim Jong-un's father Kim Jong-il as a lonely puppet villain. This was only happening at the Dallas/Forth Worth theater, however, Deadline reports that the screening is canceled.
Reportedly Paramount Pictures has decided not to let the theater chain show the movie after all. Alamo Drafthouse sent a message telling their customers that the screening wouldn't take place "due to circumstances beyond our control." If you live in the area and already bought a ticket, you'll get a refund. Keep up the good work, movie studios! We should probably go back into all our old movie libraries and get rid of any negative references to anyone who might threaten the United States. In the meantime, the good news is that Team America: World Police is available on Netflix Instant right now, so go watch it.
UPDATE: Other theaters like The Plaza Atlanta Theater in Georgia and the Capital Theater in Ohio had planned screenings too, but any legal screening of Team America: World Police in place of The Interview has been canceled by Paramount Pictures as well.