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Alamo Drafthouse Announces Christmas Day Screenings of The Interview (UPDATED)

Tim League, founder of the Texas-based indie theater chain Alamo Drafthouse, announced via Twitter Tuesday morning that Sony had approved screenings of The Interview, the movie at the center of a geopolitical-corporate debacle:

Sony pulled the film following a massive hack of the studio and threats to screenings; several major theater chains had announced they would not show the movie. Alamo then promised to show Team America, another film making light of North Korea, before Paramount pulled that film as well.

Sony has not confirmed the new showtimes yet.*

UPDATE: It appears select indie theaters will comprise the limited opening of the film:

* UPDATE 12:55 p.m.: Sony confirmed the release. Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton said in a statement:

“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.”

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