Greensboro cinema to show ‘The Interview’ on Christmas Day

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"The Interview"GREENSBORO, N.C. -- A Greensboro cinema has joined a handful of other cinemas nationwide that will show the controversial movie "The Interview" beginning on Christmas Day.

Carousel Cinema, located at 1305 Battleground Ave., lists on their website that they will begin showing "The Interview" on Christmas Day at 2:30 p.m., 5 p.m., 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.

"I'm glad theaters are playing it, it's suppose to be a farce," said moviegoer Paul Riley outside the Carousel Cinemas on Battleground. "It's a comedy. It should be taken as a comedy. I have no idea why we are scared of Kim Jong-il the fourth, or whatever his name is."

It is unclear if Carousel's other theater in Burlington, located at 1090 Piper Lane, will show the film.

Independent theaters could really cash in Christmas Day as they are currently the only ones showing the movie.

Hollywood Cinema, located at 909 Commonwealth Blvd. in Martinsville, Va., also announced today they would show the movie starting on Christmas Day.

"We have been emailing Sony every day saying put us first in line to show this movie and they came through," said Charles Roark, of Hollywood Cinema.

Roark says he's received so much interest in people wanting to see the movie he plans to open additional theaters and schedule extra showings on Thursday.

"We've been fighting for this film to be played since we found out Sony wanted to stop it," Roark said.

It has been four weeks since a group of hackers calling themselves the "Guardians of Peace" hit Sony Pictures' computer systems, insisting the film not be released.

The hacking escalated to terrorist threats against theaters showing the film. On Friday, the FBI officially named North Korea as the source of the hacking attacks.

CNN contributed to this report.