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‘The Interview’ will be shown in Manassas

The controversial comedy “The Interview” will be shown at Manassas 4 Cinemas  on Mathis Avenue. The theater posted a sign outside their window telling customers “we got it” and they will show the movie for five showings Christmas Day.

 

The two characters in the film played by Seth Rogen and James Franko play celebrity TV hosts who land in interview with North Korea dictator Kim Jong-un. In the film, the CIA recruits both to assassinate the dictator.

Hackers broke into a database at movie studio Sony Pictures which produced the film and later threatened violence if the movie was released. The studio canceled plans for a Christmas Day release of the movie but will now allow the movie to be seen in limited release.

President Barack Obama lauded the decision to show the film.

The president criticized Sony for their original earlier decision to not show the movie as planned.

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