‘The Interview’ to premier Friday in Omak

The Interview will be shown at the Mirage Theater in Omak.

Photo by Brock Hires
The Interview will be shown at the Mirage Theater in Omak.

— The Mirage Theater, 101 S. Main, will screen the highly controversial Sony Picture Entertainment film “The Interview,” beginning at 6:45 p.m. Friday.

Maria Lassila, who oversees the theater could not be reached for immediate comment, but said last week the FBI had been in contact with theaters planning to screen the film in the event of terroristic activity.

The FBI “is getting in touch with all the theaters that are playing it (they’re) paying a lot of attention,” she said previously.

The political comedy, starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, depicts two American journalists directed to assassinate Kim Jong-un, the leader of the People's Republic of Korea (commonly referred to as North Korea).

Before its planned release, the film sparked controversy between North Korea and the U.S., when Sony Picture Entertainment computers were presumably hacked by Guardians of Peace, a group the FBI believed had ties to North Korea.

The film was pulled from theaters across the country before its original release date, Christmas Day.

Sony decided last week to release it in select theaters, last week. It was also released on Google Play and YouTube.

Since its online release, the film has become Sony’s highest grossing picture, bringing in $15 million.


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