Atlanta theater to show "The Interview" movie

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ATLANTA - The Plaza Theatre in Atlanta has confirmed to Channel 2’s Erica Byfield it will show the controversial movie, "The Interview."

The theater said Sony executives "are putting the movie" in the mail Tuesday. 

Channel 2's Erica Byfield spoke with the theater's owner Tuesday afternoon. 

"To me, there's nothing worse than censorship. And really what this has turned into is blackmail,"  Michael Furlinger told Byfield.   

Furlinger says the movie will be on two screens Christmas Day. Tickets for that show will go on sale at the box office Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. and eventually online.  

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Sony announced last week it had called off the scheduled release of the North Korea satire following hacker threats of violence against theaters showing the film.

The Plaza Theatre is an independent theater.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>.<a href="https://twitter.com/wsbtv">@wsbtv</a> I&#39;ve confirmed <a href="https://twitter.com/PlazaAtlanta">@PlazaAtlanta</a> will show the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TheInterview?src=hash">#TheInterview</a> on <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Christmas?src=hash">#Christmas</a> Day. <a href="http://t.co/x9ePXp9Ljj">pic.twitter.com/x9ePXp9Ljj</a></p>&mdash; Erica Byfield (@EricaByfieldWSB) <a href="https://twitter.com/EricaByfieldWSB/status/547421947945291776">December 23, 2014</a></blockquote><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

A theater in Austin, Texas announced it too will screen the movie.

Tim League, founder of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema which has 20 locations around the country, tweeted: "Breaking news:  Sony has authorized screenings of THE INTERVIEW on Christmas Day.  We are making shows available within the hour. #Victory"


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