Local Cinemark theaters won’t show ‘The Interview’Written by Staff Reports | | firstname.lastname@example.org
Those looking to see Sony Pictures comedy “The Interview” starting Christmas Day won’t be able to at local Cinemark movie theaters.
A number of national theaters chains, including Cinemark, AMC and Regal, have pulled the film from their schedules, according to The Hollywood Reporter, after hackers threatened violence on anyone who goes to watch the movie.
The fictional film chronicles a U.S. television crew recruited to assassinate North Korea’s leader.
“On Dec. 16, hackers raised the threat level directed at the movie starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, but Sony refused to back down from its plans to release the film on Dec. 25,” The Hollywood Reporter article said. “Instead, in discussions with exhibitors, it told the exhibitors it was up to them whether or not they played the movie and that Sony would support whatever decision they made.”
Cinemark Holdings Inc., based in Plano, Texas, operates all three major movie theaters in the Toledo area (Franklin Park, Levis Commons and Fallen Timbers), along with the Woodland Mall theater in Bowling Green.