UPDATE: Local Theaters Probably Won’t Carry ‘The Interview’…or Will They?
UPDATE: The Fox III Theater has tentatively booked "The Interview" for January 2nd. All seats are $3.50.
"The Interview" may not make the cut in Casper, one of the managers of the Movie Palace said Tuesday.
"I don't know what we're going to do," Mike Ito said.
It's just not that simple to change a schedule, Ito said. "Our schedule is already set up, so I don't know if its going to fit."
The comedy film, starting Seth Rogen and James Franco, is about an assassination plot against North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un. Apparently North Korea didn't think it was funny and it possibly may have been behind a cyberattack in November against Sony Pictures that included threats against theaters that would show the film.
Movie Palace theaters -- America, Rialto, Iris Stadium 8, Fox III and Studio City -- had considered showing it on its Christmas release date Then the major movie chains declared they wouldn't show it because of anonymous threats. The subject became moot when Sony Pictures decided not to release it at all.
The social network and even President Barack Obama denounced the cancellation.
Tuesday, Sony Pictures it would release the film in a limited number of theaters.
Ito said Movie Palace Inc. has someone who books movies with the distributors, and they work out the schedule.
At this point, it doesn't look likely, Ito said.
"It's nice that they're getting it out there, but I'm not sure if we're going to be playing it," he said. "Our schedule is already pretty much set."