- Associated Press - Thursday, December 25, 2014

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Moviegoers in Pittsburgh, like many across the nation, packed a theater to see “The Interview” following threats from hackers that nearly derailed the film’s release.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (http://bit.ly/1zWOdDY ) reports that a SouthSide Works Cinema theater was sold out for a 2:10 p.m. Christmas Day show. Two more screenings followed.

Fifty-eight-year-old Neal Scoratow of Squirrel Hill said he came “to make a political statement.” His cousin, 66-year-old Marty Scoratow, said “No one is going to tell us what movies to see and what movies not to see.”

The Seth Rogen-James Franco comedy depicts the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Sony Pictures had initially called off the release after major theater chains dropped the movie, but later reversed course after widespread criticism.

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Information from: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, http://pghtrib.com

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