- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 24, 2014

WOODRIDGE, Ill. (AP) - Theaters in suburban Chicago planning to show “The Interview” on Christmas Day say police will provide extra security.

The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports (https://bit.ly/16RLmCK ) the movie will be screened in Woodridge and Buffalo Grove.

Mike Moore is co-owner of Hollywood Blvd. Theater in Woodridge. He says added security will help people feel more comfortable. Buffalo Grove Theatres owner Debbie Benjamin says she’s hired an off-duty police officer for a midnight screening of the movie.

“The Interview” became available on a variety of digital platforms Wednesday, a day after Sony and independent theaters agreed to release it in over 300 venues on Christmas. Sony Pictures had been criticized for its initial decision to cancel the Christmas release of the film, after the studio was targeted by hackers.

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