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Alamo Drafthouse to screen ‘The Interview’ on Christmas Day

Beer-focused cinema founder declares '#Victory.'

alamocc#Victory. That’s the hashtag Alamo Drafthouse Cinema founder Tim League used to tweet the news earlier today that his craft beer-focused theaters would screen the”The Interview” on Christmas Day. (Notably, the Austin location is the only movie theater to ever earn a spot on DRAFT’s 100 Best Beer Bars list.)

The comedy, starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, has made headlines after Sony Pictures scrapped its release following a massive cyber security hack from North Korea (the film depicts two journalists plotting to assassinate North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un). Now, following a Sony reversal, some independent theaters across the country will be permitted to screen the movie on its original Christmas release date.

It appears the movie will find an audience. Alamo Drafthouse’s website was still slow or unresponsive hours after the news was announced (likely due to high traffic), and Austin area locations weren’t answering phones. As of Tuesday afternoon, Ritz, South Lamar and Slaughter Lane locations had screenings of ‘The Interview’ scheduled for Christmas Day.

Planning to go? Then get a pint of good ol’ American craft beer to salute another one of our great freedoms.


Kate Bernot is DRAFT’s beer editor. Reach her at kate.bernot[at]

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