Starting Christmas Day, six independent NYC movie theaters and at least one brewpub are showing The Interview, the Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg comedy about the assassination of the North Korean dictator Kim Jung-on.
This is the controversial movie, starring Rogan and James Franco, originally scheduled to be released on Christmas Day, but which Sony pulled after threats of violence, purportedly from North Korea, and multiplex chains refused to show because of those threats.
Consider it a Christmas present from the indie theaters, not to mention a slap in the face of the baby-faced dictator:
Manhattan: Cinema Village
Manhattan: Quad Cinema
Brooklyn: Williamsburg Cinemas
Queens: Center Cinema, Sunnyside
Queens: Kew Gardens Cinema on Facebook
Queens: Main Street Six, Flushing
Yonkers: Alamo Drafthouse also is showing the film on its big screens, midnight daily from Christmas Day to New Year’s Day. Click here to purchase tickets.
Note that the decision to show The Interview is so new that it’s not yet up on the theaters’ websites, but is showing up on their Twitter and Facebook feeds.
In addition to these independent thinking movie houses, there also will be a FREE reading of the script on Saturday at The Treehouse Theater at 154 West 29th St. Note that tickets will be distributed a few doors away, at Pioneers Bar, 138 West 29th Street, starting at 5:30pm. There are no reservations, and once the tickets are gone, that’s it.
Click here to see a complete state-by-state listing of theaters showing The Interview.