After North Korea allegedly hacked into Sony’s infrastructure and threatened the company to cancel the release of The Interview, Sony isn’t giving in 100%, as some movie theaters around the country will be screening the movie on its original Christmas Day release date.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Plaza Theater in Atlanta and The Alamo Drafthouse in Dallas/Fort Worth will both be screening The Interview, which stars Seth Rogen and James Franco.
These two theaters will be some of the very few movie theaters in country to show The Interview on Christmas Day after most theaters across the US backed out after the supposed threats from North Korea.
It’s also said that Sony will offer the movie through video-on-demand services, although it’s not said which specific services Sony will use for this. We should hear more about that sooner or later.
The Interview is a comedy that stars Seth Rogen and James Franco who are tasked with the assassination of North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un. The FBI has stated that the North Korean government is behind the cyberattacks against Sony and the threats to shut down the movie, which seems pretty reasonable given the plot of the film, but there is still little evidence as to who is behind the cyberattacks exactly.
If you’re interested in watching The Interview, here’s how you can view it even though it’s being limited to only certain theaters currently.
How to Watch The Interview in Theaters
Unfortunately, The Interview will only show in a small handful of movie theaters in the US, and the only two known theaters right now are The Plaza Theater in Atlanta and The Alamo Drafthouse in Dallas/Fort Worth. If you live in these areas, you’re in luck.
The Plaza Theater will have multiple showtimes available, including 4pm, 5pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm, and 9:35pm. The theater will also show the movie on December 26 as well, with showtimes for that day still undisclosed.
Other than these two theaters, it’s unknown whether or not The Interview will see a wider release, although a few more theaters across the US will be screening the movie, including in Cleveland, Little Rock, Los Angeles, and Pittsburgh.
It’s very possible that even more theaters will join in after seeing The Plaza Theater and The Alamo Drafthouse following through with screenings of the film.
How to Watch The Interview on Demand
It’s possible that Sony will offer The Interview through video-on-demand services, but specifics have yet to be disclosed.
According to The Wrap, Sony was in talks with Dish Network to have The Interview available to watch for Dish customers, but ever since the cyberattacks and the threats, those conversations between Sony and Dish are said to have been paused for the time being.
In the simplest of terms, it seems that Sony plans to offer the film over various video-on-demand services, but it’s not said which ones. However, seeing as how popular the movie is now, we can only bet that many on-demand services want The Interview in their streaming offerings for sure.
UPDATE: The Interview is now available on Google Play, as well as on YouTube as a rental. Furthermore, the Wall Street Journal reports that the movie will also be available on Xbox Video, but will not be available on iTunes and Amazon Instant Video.
According to Kotaku, the movie will also become available on the PlayStation Network shortly, although a specific date and time has not been disclosed yet.
How to Watch The Interview Through Torrents
Perhaps the easiest way to watch The Interview is through some less-than-legitimate channels. While you can’t download a torrent of The Interview just yet, we’re all but certain that you’ll eventually be able to watch The Interview by downloading it from a torrent site.
Searching for “The Interview 2014” on Kickass Torrents doesn’t bring up any results for the Sony film, but it’ll be only a matter of time before torrents for the movie start to show up on various torrent sites.
Of course, you’ll have to be rather patient if you plan to go this route, but at this point, you’ll be hard-pressed to get the chance to watch The Interview on Christmas Day.
UPDATE: Now that the movie is available to rent and buy on various online services, torrents for The Interview have begun popping up, and there are a lot of torrents to choose from on Kickass Torrents.