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USA: 'The Interview' opens in cinemas despite terror threats01:30

USA: 'The Interview' opens in cinemas despite terror threats

United States, St Louis
December 25, 2014 at 13:01 GMT +00:00 · Published

'The Interview' was screened at Chase Park Plaza cinema in St Louis, Thursday, despite hackers threatening to carry out attacks on any cinemas showing the film.

The owner of the cinema, Harman Moseley, stated he had received a number of inquiries from concerned visitors about additional security on the day of the release, but added that no additional security measures were taken.

The movie, starring Hollywood actors Seth Rogen and James Franco, features a plot in which the pair attempt to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Sony Pictures originally pulled the film after a reported cyber-attack on its services and alleged threats toward potential audiences of 'The Interview'.

The decision by Sony to seemingly capitulate to the hacker's demands was criticised by many including US President Barack Obama. The company appears to have reconsidered its position, deciding to release the film in independent cinemas and on online streaming services.

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'The Interview' was screened at Chase Park Plaza cinema in St Louis, Thursday, despite hackers threatening to carry out attacks on any cinemas showing the film.

The owner of the cinema, Harman Moseley, stated he had received a number of inquiries from concerned visitors about additional security on the day of the release, but added that no additional security measures were taken.

The movie, starring Hollywood actors Seth Rogen and James Franco, features a plot in which the pair attempt to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Sony Pictures originally pulled the film after a reported cyber-attack on its services and alleged threats toward potential audiences of 'The Interview'.

The decision by Sony to seemingly capitulate to the hacker's demands was criticised by many including US President Barack Obama. The company appears to have reconsidered its position, deciding to release the film in independent cinemas and on online streaming services.

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