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Texas Theater to Show Team America In Place of The Interview

Via The Hollywood Reporter:

After Sony canceled the release of the North Korea assassination comedy The Interview, a Texas theater said it would swap the film with Paramount’s 2004 film Team America: World Police for one free screening.

"We’re just trying to make the best of an unfortunate situation," James Wallace, creative manager and programmer at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema’s Dallas/Fort Worth location, tells The Hollywood Reporter.

American flags and other patriotic items will be given out by theater employees, Wallace says.

The plot of Team America, co-written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, revolves around Kim Jong Il, the father of current North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. The posters promoting the R-rated movie in 2004 included the tagline, “Putting the ‘F’ Back in Freedom.”

[…] In a note on its website, the theater added: “THAT is how true American heroes will be celebrating this year, but if you want to let the terrorists win…well, that’s your prerogative.”

We now know that North Korea was behind the threats of attacking American theaters if a certain movie was released on Christmas. They pledged “9/11 style” attacks on us. What we should have done was pledge to level their capital if they indeed attacked us for expressing our right to free speech. America will never be intimidated by this hostile, freedom denying and uncivilized regime.