'The Interview' has sold out showing
Movie debuted at 300 independent theaters Dec. 25
"The Interview" came to Central Florida after all and moviegoers flocked to three different theaters.
Satellite Cinema 10 in Titusville showed the film at 4:05, 6:35 and 9:05 p.m. Christmas Day, according to its website. Touchstar Cinemas Southchase 7 also had a showing at 10 p.m. Christmas Day and 3:45 p.m. and 10 p.m. through the weekend. They added another showing at 11:40, which sold out.
Sony last week announced it would shelve the movie because of threats against theaters that would show it, but announced Tuesday it would play in some independent movie theaters.
The movie is an R-rated comedy about the plan to assassinate the North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un. The FBI has publicly identified North Korea as "centrally involved" with the cyber attack on Sony.
"I was a little bit scared but I mean they shouldn't stop us from watching movies," said moviegoer Ariana. "I mean, it's obviously controversial, but I think it's going to be funny and I wanted to see the movie before all the buzz happened. I think it will be good."
The hackers, who said the attack was in response to the movie, stole sensitive information from the studio and leaked it to the media and on the Internet.
"Don't be confined by anybody else's governments to not go watch a movie like this is America this is what it's all about," said moviegoer Bradon Sebastion.
"The Interview" will be available for rental on a variety of digital platforms including Google Play, YouTube Movies, Microsoft's Xbox Video and a separate Sony website beginning Wednesday.
The movie costs $5.99 to stream. It also will open in about 200 theaters on Thursday.
The movie will reported play for a few weeks. At that time the popularity of the movie will be evaluated to see if it was be shown for a longer period.
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