Hot on the heels of yesterday’s news that The Interview will indeed get a big-screen premiere, a list of the theaters showing Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen’s controversial comedy is now available.
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The Hollywood Reporter has the full list of theaters screening the film on December 25 (or shortly thereafter), which includes many of the Alamo Drafthouse locations, as well as a long list of Regency Theaters locations in Southern California and director Michael Moore’s own Bijou Art Cinemas in Michigan. Moore announced the screening via Twitter yesterday a little while after Alamo Drafthouse announced its own set of screenings.
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) December 23, 2014
So far, the screenings are limited to smaller, independent theaters and theater chains, and with a Video-On-Demand release also planned for the film, the larger theater chains aren’t expected to jump on the bandwagon. Large theater chains have been notoriously reluctant to embrace any films that will also be available on-demand in the near future, so this — combined with their reluctance to screen the film in the face of terrorist threats — may ensure that The Interview doesn’t hit the major multiplex circuit.
It’s worth noting that the film is currently receiving only one screening in the state of New York, with the Alamo Drafthouse location in Yonkers, NY, the only place to see the film within the state’s borders. Californians and Texans, however, have a wealth of options to see the film, with many of the Regency Theaters and Alamo Drafthouse locations based in those states.