LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Sony Pictures Entertainment Wednesday canceled the Dec. 25 release of “The Interview” after several movie theater chains announced they will not show the film.
Regal Cinemas, Cinemark, Cineplex and AMC Entertainment joined Carmike and Bow Tie Cinemas in the satire’s boycott Wednesday, according to The Wall Street Journal.
A few hours later, Sony released a statement announcing the cancellation.
“In light of the decision by the majority of our exhibitors not to show the film ‘The Interview’, we have decided not to move forward with the planned December 25 theatrical release,” it read. “We respect and understand our partners’ decision and, of course, completely share their paramount interest in the safety of employees and theater-goers.”
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