Two Connecticut theaters to show ‘The Interview’

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HARTFORD —  Good news for those of you hoping to see Sony’s “The Interview.”
The  premiere is back on at about 300 independently-owned theaters in the United States on Christmas Day.
Two of the theaters right here in Connecticut will be showing the movie, according to a post on the movie’s Facebook page. In Hartford, it will be shown at the Spotlight Theatres Front Street Stadium. In Waterbury, it will be shown at the Apple Cinemas Waterbury 10.
Sony Pictures announced on Tuesday the controversial  comedy will run “in a number of theaters on Christmas Day.”
Last week hackers threatened violence against theaters showing the movie
the nation’s largest theater chains dropped the film. Sony canceled the film’s release altogether, drawing widespread criticism, including from President Barrack Obama.
“It seemed like they sort of pulled the movie prematurely. A lot of people didn’t really agree, and it was understandable a lot of the larger theater chains didn’t want show it, but that didn’t mean nobody wanted to show it,” said Tyler Pulsifer, the theater manager for Spotlight Threatres.
 Spotlight Threatres on Front Street in downtown Hartford is planning to show four screenings of “The Interview” on Christmas, and five each day starting this Friday. Pulsifer says the the cinema gotten nearly 100 requests for tickets.
The movie was also released Wednesday afternoon for purchase on YouTube and other streaming websites.
Many moviegoers we spoke with say they’re even more interested than before all the hoopla started. “I probably want to see it more now because all the hype about it,” said Joseph Berthiaume of Willimantic.
One of the film’s stars, Seth Rogen, praised Sony’s decision on his Twitter account:

Another local resident didn’t want to change his plans based on threats from others. “I don’t think it’s right to cave into the pressure, especially from hackers,” said Rajiv Ranjan of  Vernon.

The FBI  is warning theaters showing the movie to be aware of any threats.

The staff at the Spotlight Theaters is preparing for any possible emergency situation. “We are prepared for everything. We will have police officers here, we will be meeting with people and the theater will be toured and checked for safety,” said Pulsifer.
Pulsifer says the theater plans to show the movie for the next couple weeks, and possibly longer if ticket sales remain high.
Here’s a list of the locations across the country that have signed up:
Alabama:— The Edge 12 (Irondale)Arizona:

— Harkins Valley Art (Tempe)

— The Loft Cinema (Tucson)


— Los Feliz 3 Cinemas (Los Angeles)

— Cinémas Palme d’Or (Palm Desert, CA)

— Foothill Cinema Stadium 10 (Azusa)

— Santa Paula 7 (Santa Paula)

— Perris 10 (Perris)

— Agoura Hills Stadium 8 (Agoura Hills)

— Sterling 6 (San Bernardino)

— Granada Hills 9 (Granada Hills)

— East Hills Mall (Bakersfield)

— Commerce 14 (City of Commerce)

— Van Nuys Plant 16 (Van Nuys)

— Fontana 8 (Fontana)

— Janss Marketplace 9 (Thousand Oaks)

— University Village 10 (Riverside)

— Westminster 10 (Westminster)


— Alamo Drafthouse Littleton (Littleton)


–Spotlight Theatres Front Street Stadium (Hartford)

–Apple Cinemas Waterbury 10 (Waterbury)


— The Sun Ray Cinema (Jacksonville)

— Prado Stadium 12 (Bonita Springs)

— Edison Park 8 (Fort Myers)


— Plaza Atlanta Theatre (Atlanta)


— Georgetown 14 Cinemas (Indianapolis)


— Maiden Alley Cinema (Paducah)


— Alamo Drafthouse Kalamazoo (Kalamazoo)

— Michigan Theater (Ann Arbor)


— St. Anthony Main Theatre (Minneapolis)


— Alamo Drafthouse Kansas City (Kansas City)

— MX Movies (St. Louis, Missouri)

New York:

— Alamo Drafthouse NYC (Yonkers)

— Flix Stadium 10 (Lancaster)

— Auburn Movieplex 10 (Auburn)

— Canandaigua Theaters 10 (Canandaigua)

North Dakota:

— Fargo Theater (Fargo)


— Grandview Theatre (Columbus)

— Tower City Cinema (Cleveland)


— RiverWalk Movies (Jenks)


— Living Room Theaters (Portland)


— Southside Works Cinema (Pittsburgh)

South Carolina:

— Terrace Theater (Charleston)

— Nickelodeon Theater (Columbia)


— The Belcourt (Nashville)

— The Franklin Theatre (Franklin)


— Alamo Drafthouse Dallas-Fort Worth (Richardson)

— Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline (Austin)

— Alamo Drafthouse Lubbock (Lubbock)

— Alamo Drafthouse Mason Park (Katy)

— Alamo Drafthouse New Braunfels (New Braunfels)

— Alamo Drafthouse Park North (San Antonio)

— Alamo Drafthouse Ritz (Austin)

— Alamo Drafthouse Slaughter (Austin)

— Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar (Austin)

— Alamo Drafthouse Vintage Park (Houston)

— Alamo Drafthouse Westlakes (San Antonio)


— Grand Cinema Theatres (New London, WI)


— Alamo Drafthouse DC (Ashburn)

— Hollywood Cinema (Martinsville)

Here’s where the movie starts showing next week:

— Laemmle’s NoHo 7 (North Hollywood, CA)

— Movieland Cinemas (Coram, NY)

— The Fox Theatre (Dallas, OR)

The movie will likely open in additional theaters beyond the ones that are known at this time.

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