PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP/WPRI) — The owner of a Providence cinema says he will show the film “The Interview.”
Sony Pictures Entertainment decided to screen its film in a limited number of theaters. Cable Car Cinema & Cafe owner Daniel Kamil says he hopes to start showing it Friday, after he signed a petition with other independent theaters across the country in support of the film.
“No one should be sort of dictating what people can see,” said owner Daniel Kamil. “We wanted as independent theaters to support Sony and its decision to not be bullied into submission.”
Kamil says he’s surprised, but more relieved, that Sony is releasing it now to the public.
Sony’s cancellation of the North Korea satire following terrorist threats from hackers drew widespread criticism, including from President Barack Obama.
Kamil says he doesn’t believe anyone will retaliate against his cinema when he shows the movie.
“No, we did not receive any threats and people’s responses have been overwhelmingly positive,” said Kamil.
He also says he has been inundated with requests for the movie and thinks the showings will sell out quickly.
“I think this thing is going to sell out in 15 minutes,” he said. “I think people are excited about it. They’re clamoring to see it.”
Visit Cable Car Cinema & Cafe’s website for more information.