Sony Will Release 'The Interview' in Theaters Christmas - Theater List

December 23, 2014
Source: The Wrap

The Interview

"America, fuck yeah!" After Sony Pictures made the decision last week to pull Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg's latest comedy The Interview from its forthcoming Christmas Day release in theaters, they've decided to send the film out after all. The Wrap reports that Sony is distributing the film in participating theaters as well as VOD on Christmas Day, despite the threats dished out by Guardians of Peace. This comes just after the Art House Convergence, a national coalition of independent movie theaters, petitioned to ask Sony to let them release The Interview for America to see. We're just glad the film is getting released.

Specific details on participating theaters haven't been revealed yet, but here's a couple of tweets:

That's The Plaza Atlanta and Alamo Drafthouse theaters confirmed to have The Interview on Christmas Day, and we're betting there's some more coming soon. As for the VOD release, the streaming service that will be carrying the movie has yet to be revealed, but we're expecting some kind of official press release from Sony later today. We just hope that whoever handles the VOD release can handle the inevitably high traffic that will be coming for the movie after all this controversy turned even more heads than it otherwise would have. We'll be updating below with new information as it becomes available, so stay tuned.

UPDATE: Sony has released a statement from CEO Michael Lynton confirming the release saying:

“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. 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.

I want to thank our talent on 'The Interview' and our employees, who have worked tirelessly through the many challenges we have all faced over the last month. While we hope this is only the first step of the film’s release, we are proud to make it available to the public and to have stood up to those who attempted to suppress free speech.”

We're still waiting for a list of theaters and plans for the VOD release, so keep checking back for more.

UPDATE #2: Here's the list of theaters confirmed to play The Interview beginning on Christmas Day:

Andalusia - Clark Theater 3
Birmingham - Edge 12 Theater
Boaz - Boaz Cinema 9
Enterprise - Clark Cinema 1 & 2
Fort Payne - Fort Payne Cinemas 6
Greenville - Edge Cinema 8
Huntsville - Madison Square Stadium 8
Troy - Continental Cinema 6

Lake Havasu - Lake Havasu Cinema 10
Maricopa - AK-Chin 12
Payson - Sawmill Theaters
Scottsdale - Ultraluxe Scottsdale Pavillions 11
Show Low - WME Theater
Sierra Vista - Uptown 3 Theater
Tempe - The Valley Art
Tuscon - The Loft Cinema

Cabot - Silver Screen Cinemas 8
El Dorado - Stars Cinema 6
Hot Springs - Behind the Mall Cinema 5
Little Rock - Riverdale 10 Cinemas
Searcy - Cinema 8

Agoura Hills - The Regency Agoura Hills Stadium 8
Angels Camp - Angel Cinema 6
Avenal - Avenal Theater
Azusa - The Regency Foothill Cinema Stadium 10
Bakersfield - Maya Bakersfield 16 Cinemas
Bakersfield - The Regency at East Hills Mall
Barstow - Barstow Station 6
Berkeley - Elmwood 3 Theaters
Cathedral City - Mary Pickford Theater
City of Commerce - The Regency Commerce 14
Fairfax - Fairfax 6 Theaters
Folsom - The Palladio 16 Cinemas
Fontana - The Regency Fontana 8
Fortuna - Fortuna 6 Theater
Garden Grove - 4 Star Cinemas
Granada Hills - The Granda Hills 9
Hesperia - Civic Plaza 12
Lancaster - Boulevard Cinemas 3
Livermore - Livermore Cinemas
Los Angeles - The Los Feliz 3
Martinez - Contra Costa Cinemas 8
Monterey - Osio Plaza Theater 6
Morgan Hill - Tennant Station Stadium Cinemas
Palm Desert - Cinémas Palme D'Or
Palm Springs - Camelot 3
Perris - Regency's Perris 10
Petaluma - Boulevard Cinemas 14
PIttsburgh - Maya Century Plaza 16
Red Bluff - Prime Cinema 6
Riverside - The Jurupa 14 Cinemas
Riverside - The Regency University Village 10
Riverside - The Mission Grove Theater
Salinas - Maya Salinas 14
San Bernardino - Regency's Sterling 6
San Diego - The Media Arts Center's Digital Gym Cinema has five screenings scheduled
San Jose - Almaden Seven
San Jose - Camera Three Cinemas
Santa Barbara - Arlington Theater
Santa Cruz - Del Mar Theater 3
Santa Paula - Regency's Santa Paula 7
Scotts Valley - Scotts Valley 10 Cinema
Sebastopol - Sebastopol Cinemas 9
Sonoma - Sonoma Cinema 9
Thousand Oaks - The Janss Marketplace 9
Van Nuys - Regency's Van Nuys Plant 16
Westminster - The Regency Westminster 10
Westwood - The Crest Theater

Ft. Collins - The Lyric Cinema Cafe
Littleton - The Alamo Drafthouse Littleton
Sie Film Center, Denver

Middletown - Westown Movies
Rehoboth Beach - Movies at Midway 14
Wilmington - Penn Cinemas Riverfront

Bonita Springs - Prado Stadium 12
Fort Lauderdale - T-Bird Drive-In 14
Fort Meyers - Edison Park 8
Jacksonville - The Sun-Ray Cinema
Key West - Tropic 4 Cinema
Lake Worth - Lake Worth Drive-In 2
Orlando - Touchstar Cinemas Southchase 7
Palm Bay - Nova Cinemas of Palm Bay
Shreveport - Robinson Center
Tampa - Funlan Drive-In Theater
Titusville - Satellite Cinema 10
Gulf Breeze - Treehouse Cinema

Atlanta - The Plaza Atlanta
Cordele - Cordele Stadium 5 Cinemas
Greensboro - Parkside Main Stadium 8
Pooler - Royal 13 Theater
Roswell - Aurora Cineplex 10
Savannah - Eisenhower Cinema 6

Meridian - Village Cinema
Ponderay - Bonner Mall Cinemas 6
Twin Falls - Magic Valley Cinema 13

Arlington Heights - Arlington Heights Theater
Bloomington - Bloomington Galaxy 14
Buffalo Grove - Buffalo Grove Theater 5
Champaign - Art Theater Co-Op (starting on January 2nd)
O'Fallon - O'Fallon 15 Cinema
Ottawa - Roxy Cinemas 6
Peoria - Willow Knolls 14
Savoy - Savoy 16 Cinema
Woodridge - Hollywood Boulevard 10

Columbia City - Bones Theater 4
Greendale - Greendale Cinema 10
Greensburg - Wolf 10 Theaters
Indianapolis - Georgetown 14
Jasper - The Jasper 8
Portage - Portage 16 IMAX Cinema

Cedar Rapids - Cedar Rapids Galaxy 16

Overland Park - Cinetopia 17

Georgetown - Theaters of Georgetown 7
Louisville - Village 8 Theater
Paducah - Maiden Alley Cinema
Pikeville - Riverfill Cinemas 10

Chalmette - The Chalmette Movies
LaPlace - Hollywood Cinemas 7
Shreveport - The Robinson Film Center

Bangor - Hollywood Cinemas
Caribou - Caribou Cinema 4

Baltimore - Eastpoint Movies 10
Brandywine - Xscape 14 at Brandywine
Hagerstown - Leitersburg Cinemas

Cambridge - Apple Cinemas
Danvers - Hollywood Hits
North Attleboro - Cinema Pub
Salisbury - Cinema 95

Ann Arbor - The State Theater
Ann Arbor - Quality 16 Theater
Ironwood - Cloverland 4 Cinema -
Kalamazoo - The Alamo Drafthouse Kalamazoo
Traverse City - Bijou by the Bay
Wayne State - Wayne Theater 4

Cambridge - Cambridge 5 Cinemas
Cloquet - Premiere Theater 6
Cold Spring - Quarry Cold Spring 5 Cinema
Fairmont - Fairmont 5 Theater
International Falls - Cine 5 Theater
Minneapolis - St. Anthony Main Theatre
Minneapolis - The Film Society of Minneapolis St. Paul
North Branch - North Branch Cinema 7
Onamia - Grand Makwa 4 Cinema
Rochester - Rochester Galaxy 14 Cinema
Sauk Centre - Main Street Cinema 6

Arnold - Arnold 14 Cine
Blue Springs - Blue Springs Eight
Cape Girradeau - Cape West 14 Cine
Chesterfield - Chesterfield Galaxy 14 Cine
Columbia - Ragtag Cinema
Independence - Pharaoh Cinema 4
Kansas City - The Alamo Main Street 6 will be screening the film
North Kansas City - Screenland Armour
St - Louis - Chase Park Plaza Cinemas 5
St - Louis (Clayton) - Galleria 6
St - Louis (Des Peres) - Des Peres 14
St - Louis - MX Movies
Warrenton - Warrenton 8 Cinemas
West Plains - Glass Sword Cinema 6

Hamilton - Pharaohplex 6

Mesquite - Mesquite Stadium 6
Minden - Ironwood Stadium Cinema 8

New Hampshire
Keene - Keene Cinemas

New Jersey
Clifton - Allwood Cinemas 6
Jersey City - Hudson Cinema 7
Newark - City Plex 12 Newark
North Bergen - Columbia Park 12
Ocean Township - Middlebrook Cinema 10
Paterson - Fabian 8 Cinema

New Mexico
Deming - Starmax Deming

New York
Auburn - Movieplex 10
Canandaigua - Movietime Cinemas 10
Canton - American 5
Cortland - Cortland Plaza Theater
Dunkirk - The Dunkirk Movieplex 59
Flushing - Main Street 6
Hudson - Movieplex 8
Huntington - Cinema Arts Centre
Kew Gardens - Kew Gardens Cinema
Lakewood - Dipson Lakewood Cinema 8 (starting December 26th)
Lancaster - Dipson Flix 10 Stadium (starting December 26th)
Massena - Massena Movieplex 8
Mastic - Island Cinemas
Merrick - Merrick Cinemas
New Windsor - New Windsor 12
New York - Quad Cinema 4
New York - Cinema Village
Painted Post - Crystal Cinema 8
Saugerties - Orpheum Triples
Sunnyside - Center Fiveplex
Yonkers - The Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers

North Carolina
Durham - Northgate Stadium 10
Greensboro - Carousel Cinemas 15
New Bern - Neuse Theater
Roxboro - The Palace Pointe
Smithfield - Smithfield 10
Sylvia - Quin Theater 4

North Dakota
Fargo - Fargo Theatre
Williston - Grand Theater 6

Cincinnati - Esquire 6 Cinema
Cleveland - Tower City Cinemas
Columbus - The Gateway Film Center
Columbus - Grandview Theater
Nelsonville - Movies 10 Theater

Altus - Heritage Park 7
Chickasha - Valley View Cinema 6
Jenks - Riverwalk Movies 8
Tulsa - Circle Theater
Weatherford - Showest 4 Theater

Beaverton - Cinetopia Progress Ridge 14
Corvallis - Darkside Cinema 4
Eugene - Bijou Art Cinemas 2
Portland - Hollywood Theater 3

Coraopolis - Dependable Drive-In Theater
East Stroudsburg - Pocono Community Theater
Elizabethtown - Movie Town Cinemas 8
Johnstown - Richland Cinemas
Lehighton - Mahoning Valley Cinemas 8
Lewistown - Miller 6 Cinemas
Marshalls Creek - Pocono Movieplex
Matamoras - Majestic Cinemas 7
Pittsburgh - SouthSide Works Cinema

Rhode Island
Providence - Cable Car Cinema

South Carolina
Charleston - Terrace Theater
Columbia - Nickelodeon Theatre (starting December 26th)
Lancaster - Crown 2 Theater

Estill Springs - Montana Drive-In 3
Franklin - The Franklin Theater
Nashville - The Belcourt Theater

Abilene - Town & Country Drive-In Theater
Austin - Alamo Lakeline
Austin - Alamo Slaughter
Austin - Alamo South Lamar
Austin - Alamo Ritz
Carrollton - Venetian Bar & Grill
Conroe - Pine Hollow 6
Dallas - Look Cinemas Dallas
Dallas - Texas Theater
Ennis - Galaxy Drive-In Theater
Gainesville - D-Max 6 Theater
Houston - The Alamo Vintage Park
Katy - The Alamo Mason Park
Lubbock - The Alamo
Missouri City - Star Cinema Grill
Mount Pleasant - Mount Pleasant Southside 6
New Braunfels - The Alamo Marketplace
Portland - North Shore Cinema 8
Richardson - The Alamo Drafthouse Richardson
San Antonio - The Alamo Drafthouse Park North 8
San Antonio - Drafthouse 6 Stone Oaks
San Antonio - Westlakes 9 Drafthouse Cinema
San Antonio - City Base Cinema
San Antonio - Rialto Bistro 9
San Antonio - Mayan Palace 13
Tomball - Silverado 19 Theater
Webster - Star Cinema 6

Cedar City - Historic Cedar Theater
Ogden - Moviegrille
Park City - Library / Park City Film Series
Perry - Walker Cinema 8
Salt Lake City - Brewvies Cinema & Pub
South Jordan - Megaplex at District 20
St - George - Main Street Cinema 6

Merrill’s Roxy, Burlington

Abingdon - 21st Century Cinemas 12
Ashburn - The Alamo Loudoun
Farmville - Sunchase Cinema 8
Hayes - York River Crossing Cinema
Manassas - Manasses 4 Cinemas
Martinsville - Hollywood Cinema
Norton - Cinema City Stadium 9

Bainbridge Island - Bainbridge Cinemas 5
Bremerton - Olympic Cinemas
Ellensburg - Grand Meridian
Oak Harbor - Plaza Three Cinemas
Seattle - Ark Lodge Cinemas
Stanwood - Stanwood Cinemas 5
Tacoma - Grand Tacoma 4
Vancouver - Cinetopia Vancouver Mall 23
Vancouver - Cinetopia 8
Yelm - Yelm Cinemas 8

Washinton DC
West End Cinema
Angelika Pop-Up

West Virginia
Elkins Cinema 8 - Elkins
Tygart Valley Cinemas - Fairmont

Ashland - Bay 6 Theater
Beloit - Beloit Luxury 10
Eagle River - Vilas Cinemas 4
Fond du lac - Fond du lac Theater 8
Hartford - Hartford Cinemas 6
Hayward - Hayward Cinema 4
Janesville - Movies 16 Theater
New London - Grand Theater 4
Platteville - Millennium 6 Cinema
Shawano - Shawano Theaters 4
Sparta - Sparta Cinema 6
Sturgeon Bay - Sturgeon Bay Cinemas 8

Jackson - Jackson Hole Cinema 2
Rawlins - The Movies 3
Riverton - Gem Theaters

That's the full list of theaters getting The Interview on Christmas Day. But the movie will also be hitting more theaters starting on January 1st next year, and you can find the full list of those theaters right here.

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So... publicity stunt? (Sorry, couldn't help myself)

capitandelespacio on Dec 23, 2014


Probably. I tought that, too.

Miguel Garay Boszeta on Dec 23, 2014


Naw... those embarrassing leaked emails go far beyond any kind of staged publicity. Along with leaked personal information of their employees and the leaked copies of 4 other movies and also the leaked scripts. If it were a publicity stunt, there wouldn't have been that kind of collateral damage.

Free Yourself on Dec 23, 2014


Yeah, it all of a sudden feels like a pub grab to generate more interest and more revenue, without having to spend more ion advertising. I'm sure it is not the case, but it certainly feels that way.

theslayer5150 on Dec 23, 2014


And in response to the update, Sony saying this is "standing up to those who attempted to suppress free speech", that would have been going forward with releasing it without pulling it first. They gave in to the demands of the "hackers", and now they are giving in to the demands of people who want the movie released. Don't get me wrong, I am glad it is even though I doubt I will see it as it just does not appeal to me as a film, but the "standing up" line in the statement would carry more weight if they had just moved forward to begin with. Then it would have been on the theater chains to decide. Just my opinion.

theslayer5150 on Dec 23, 2014


I think you're spot on. Sony has just been leaning whichever way the wind blows. They could blame pulling it from theaters on the big chains, but they obviously didn't check with the smaller theaters before making that decision. Now they've been shamed into releasing it by the public, celebrities and the President. They're just a corporate rag doll.

Swanland on Dec 23, 2014


You surely cannot be serious? They didn't even want to pull the movie in the first place. The Theaters did. Then everyone whined and complained, even our own President lamented. So now they are pushing for a limited release and you call that a pub grab? lol. Sony surely can't win either way.

Sascha Dikiciyan on Dec 23, 2014


I wasn't being serious. If you read my post again, you will see that it FEELS that way, even though I am sure it is not. It just has a feel of an orchestrated campaign.

theslayer5150 on Dec 23, 2014


Go back to Canada you terrorist!

omgitsgmo on Dec 23, 2014


Yeah! Take that North Korea!! USA!! USA!!

TheOct8pus on Dec 23, 2014


Great news!

Nielsen700 on Dec 23, 2014


So there are rumors swirling around that North Korea didn't even hack Sony. They're just taking credit for it, so they can squash The Interview....haha! What a debacle. I hope this hurts Sony enough that they'll have to sell Spidey back to Marvel.

TheOct8pus on Dec 23, 2014


Except now Marvel is owned by Disney so...

Free Yourself on Dec 23, 2014



TheOct8pus on Dec 24, 2014


NK denied it, no?

OfficialJab on Dec 23, 2014


They did officially... but this was before the attack... “Nothing is [a] more serious miscalculation than guessing that just a single movie production company is the target of this counteraction. Our target[s are] all the citadels of the US imperialists who earned the bitterest grudge of all Koreans,” it added. “The army and people of the DPRK are fully ready to stand in confrontation with the US in all war spaces, including cyber warfare to blow up those citadels..."

avconsumer2 on Dec 24, 2014


Remember when Artie Buco's resto caught on fire due to a gas leak? Yup! Yup! You heard it here first.

ragethorn on Dec 23, 2014


Any one else feel like the movie is shit and this was all publicity?

Brian Sleider on Dec 23, 2014


Well you're not an American....terrorist.

omgitsgmo on Dec 23, 2014



Brian Sleider on Dec 23, 2014


Haha...patriotism is really fucking terrifying. Now this movie'll probably make more money than Avatar.

Jonathan on Dec 23, 2014


Considering there is no credible evidence linking North Korea to this hack, buy only the word of the U.S. government. The same government/intelligence apparatus that said Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. How much do you trust the integrity and competence of this government? Now look at how many people who say they had no interest in this film are declaring they will go and see it to exercise their freedom. Considering North Korea has never been afraid to make insane threats of nuclear annihilation towards the U.S. in the past and even fired artillery into South Korea, why wouldn't they just admit they're behind this hack? Something doesn't add up here.

Cal J. on Dec 24, 2014



Xerxexx on Dec 23, 2014


When will there be another movie like Rocky IV to come along and help put aside our differences and prove that "everybody can change"? Of course this is a comedy, so I hardly expect anything inspiring, but I just hope that another film can come along that's based around North Korea to show a side of it that is unknown to most people. A lot of people know that it's a terrible place with a mad tyrant for a leader, but I challenge Hollywood filmmakers to make a film that reaches the heartbreaking and tragic levels of this speech:

thejon93rd on Dec 23, 2014


Sweet. Dude. Bit of silly story in the end.

DAVIDPD on Dec 23, 2014


Listen up you piece of garbage, rah rah USA is what's it's all about. If you don't like the US, than get the fuck out. And avoiding freedom because it's inconvenient for you makes you a god damned coward. Saying you're not a coward doesn't make you not a coward. Your behavior makes you a coward or not, and your behavior makes YOU a coward. I'm going to see this movie when it comes out not because it's high brow but because it's my right to view the content that I choose!

Bill on Dec 23, 2014


“I do this real moron thing, and it's called thinking. And apparently I'm not a very good American because I like to form my own opinions.” - George Carlin

Jonathan on Dec 23, 2014


The irony of him having the freedom to say that along with all his anti-establishment schtick... priceless.

avconsumer2 on Dec 24, 2014


I'm not fighting against people who fight for our country. Heroes who fight for our country should be rewarded. I'm not sure where you got the idea that I was belittling people who fight for the USA from quite frankly but you are very mistaken. Additionally I was directing that comment at people who say 'Don't see this movie, because you could get hurt or offend someone. I find it sad that you seem to think that freedom of speech especially in the face of threats is "a joke and a great pity". Freedom of speech is something that people like you fought hard for and it should be exercised especially in cases like this movie. Sorry for the late comment, jus saw this and am learning to use Disqus.

Bill on Jan 22, 2015


I was upset when the movie was pulled and wanted to go to the theaters just to say F-you to GOP, knowing that I had no interest in the movie when I first heard about it. Most will see it just for that fact alone and say it was a good movie, forcing themselves to like this film. I'm over my knee-jerk reaction. God forbid if anything did happen, but you can die just eating beef jerky, so to each their own.

mooreworthy on Dec 23, 2014


Well that's good for the future of risky subject matter in movies and for Seth Rogen fans. I truly despise Seth Rogen movies so I was gonna pass even before all this insanity.

SkyNet300 on Dec 24, 2014


Skynet just spoke about the future. I got tingles.

ragethorn on Dec 24, 2014


NK is a tragedy of mass proportions. Maybe in some sick way, the silly movie will help shine more of a spotlight onto the NK crisis. This kind of oppression makes me sick and aside from all the BS thats going on here in the states, no one should live like this. Wish there would be an easy solution but looking at their Military im not sure if invading would be easy. maybe taken out the entire Regime is the only way....

Sascha Dikiciyan on Dec 24, 2014


Now Seth and Franco should make a comedy on how they pulled off this scam on the general update on Wag The Dog of sorts.

cuckoozey on Dec 24, 2014


What about Canada? Rogen is Canadian after all.

David Diaz on Dec 24, 2014


The movie was barely funny.. . And it ends with him being blown up while in his helicopter and Seth Rogen or Franco's character shoots them in a tank.. so anti-climatic , the movies only redeeming joke was "Where does he poo" "Our great leader does not poo, he has no butt hole" Pretty much sums up the movie..

shane willett on Jan 5, 2015

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