Select US theaters say they’ll show ‘The Interview’

Security cameras stand across the street on Culver Boulevard from the Sony Pictures Studios' water tank in Culver City, Calif., Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. Sony abruptly canceled the Dec. 25 release of its comedy, "The Interview," which hackers involved in a cyberterrorism campaign against the studio had demanded partly because it included a scene depicting the assassination of North Korea's leader. Sony cited the hackers' threats of violence at movie theaters that planned to show the movie, although the Homeland Security Department said there was no credible intelligence of active plots. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

NEW YORK (AP) — Several movie theaters said they will begin showing “The Interview” Thursday, seemingly putting the comedy back in theaters after Sony Pictures Entertainment canceled its release.

The Alamo Drafthouse in Texas said on Tuesday that Sony has authorized it to screen the film starting Christmas Day. Atlanta’s Plaza Theater also said it will show the film.

Representatives for Sony did not immediately comment.

Such a release would enable “The Interview” to open in select theaters and avoid the national chains that dropped the North Korea satire last week. Sony’s cancellation of the movie following terrorist threats from hackers drew widespread criticism, including from President Barack Obama.

The FBI has said the attacks on Sony came from North Korea.

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