Martinsville cinema to show ‘The Interview’ on Christmas Day

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"The Interview"

(From Columbia Pictures)

MARTINSVILLE, Va. — A Martinsville cinema will show the controversial movie “The Interview” on Christmas Day.

Hollywood Cinema, located at 909 Commonwealth Blvd., will show the movie beginning Christmas Day at 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9:15 p.m.

The theater got the OK to show the movie from Sony on Tuesday afternoon.

Two theaters in Atlanta and Austin, Texas, said on Twitter on Tuesday that they had agreed to show the film.

It’s been four weeks since a hacker group calling itself “Guardians of Peace” crippled Sony Pictures’ computer systems and began leaking emails and data, insisting that the Seth Rogen North Korea satire 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.