Fresno-area movie fans will get a chance to see “The Interview” on the big screen starting Friday, Jan. 2. Sierra Vista Cinemas 16 in Clovis, Metro 4 Cinema in Hanford and The Met Cinema in Oakhurst all plan to show the film.
“The Interview” is a comedy starring Seth Rogen and James Franco. They play the makers of a TV celebrity interview show who are given the chance to interview North Korea leader Kim Jong-un. The pair are recruited to turn the interview into an assassination.
Sony Entertainment had scheduled the movie to open Christmas Day, but it pulled the movie after many major theater chains canceled screenings of the movie after terrorist threats from hackers. The studio came under fire for giving in to the terrorist threats and reversed the decision, opening the movie Dec. 24 in small theater chains and online.
If you want to watch the movie on online platforms, it is available via YouTube Movies, Xbox Videos, Google Play and SeeTheInterview.com. It is $5.99 to rent and $14.99 to own an HD copy.