the Interview theaters

It’s been a strange story for The Interview so far, but the film is in theaters now thanks to a last-minute plan by Sony, spurred in part by the efforts of Alamo Drafthouse founder Tim League and folks at the Art House Convergence.

And whether or not you’re interested in seeing the film, there’s another good angle to this release: despite being a studio film, the movie is primarily in independent theaters. These are the same businesses that might otherwise struggle as a glut of new releases hits the big chain cinemas. Many of these showings are likely to sell out (tickets might already be gone for Cinefamily in LA), so that’s a good boon for those businesses.

Below is a list of all The Interview theaters — or as close to all of them as we’ve been able to collate so far. There may be a few more, but this is a fairly comprehensive rundown.

Given that the film’s original December 25 release plan was scuttled after the hackers who have targeted Sony invoked 9/11 in a threat agains theaters that play the film, you might wonder about security for these showings. Tim League addressed that question in an interview with Yahoo.

There’s obviously still risk associated with this. Everybody understands that. But I think a lot of the independents and art-house theaters are on the same side of the fence, where if you look at this from a national level, it’s more of a problem to give in. I love that Sony stepped up and said, “Yes, we’re going to support this, we’re going to bring it out.” Otherwise it sets a terrible precedent… We’ve reached out to local police and they’re done venue assessments that walked the venues and looked for potential security problems. We’ve done some training sessions with the staff and the managers, but that’s for the most part where we are. We might hire some additional security; that’s always an option. I don’t think it’s an issue, but we’re going to play it by ear.

(The film is also available via some digital video services such as YouTube, Google Play, and Xbox, but as some have pointed out, the idea of giving out credit card info to buy the movie that has been the target of skilled hackers might be considered a bit hinky.)

ALABAMA
Andalusia – Clark Theatre 3
Birmingham – Edge 12
Boaz – Boaz Cinema 9
Enterprise – Clark Cinema 1 & 2
Fort Payne – Fort Payne Cinemas 6
Greenville – Edge Cinema 8
Huntsville – Madison Square Stadium 8
Troy – Continental Cinema 6

ARIZONA
Lake Havasu – Lake Havasu Cinema 10
Maricopa – Ak-Chin 12
Payson – Sawmill Theatres
Phoenix – Harkins Theatres
Scottsdale – Ultraluxe Scottsdale Pavillions 11
Show Low – Wme Theatre
Sierra Vista – Uptown 3 Theatre
Tempe – Harkins Valley Art
Tucson – Loft Cinema

ARKANSAS
Cabot – Silver Screen Cinemas 8
El Dorado – Stars Cinema 6
Hot Springs – Behind The Mall Cinema 5
Searcy – Cinema 8
Little Rock – Riverdale 10

CALIFORNIA
Agoura Hill – Agoura Hills Stadium 8
Anaheim – UltraLuxe Anaheim Cinemas in Gardenwalk
Angels Camp – Angel Cinema Six
Azusa – Foothill Cinema Stadium 10
Bakersfield – East Hills Mall
Bakersfield – Maya Bakersfield 16 Cinemas
Barstow – Barstow Station 6
Berkeley – Elmwood 3 Theatres
Berkeley – Rialto Cinemas
Cathedral City – Mary Pickford Theatre
Coachella Valley – Cinémas Palme D’Or
City of Commerce – Commerce 14
Fairfax – Fairfax 6 Theatres
Folsom – Palladio 16 Cinemas
Fontana -Fontana 8
Garden Grove – 4 Star Cinemas
Granada Hills – Granada Hills 9
Hesperia – Civic Plaza 12
Lancaster – Blvd Cinemas 3
Livermore – Livermore Cinemas
Los Angeles – Cinefamily
Los Angeles – Crest Westwood
Los Angeles – The Egyptian
Los Angeles – Regency Theaters
Los Angeles Vintage Cinemas -Los Feliz 3
Martinez – Contra Costa Cinemas 8
Monterey – Osio Plaza Theatre 6
Morgan Hill – Tennant Station Stadium Cinemas
North Hollywood (Beginning Dec. 31) – Laemmle Theater
Palm Springs – Camelot 3
Perris – Perris 10
Petaluma – Boulevard Cinemas 14
Riverside – Mission Grove Theaters
Red Bluff – Prime Cinemas
Salinas – Maya Salinas 14
San Bernardino -Sterling 6
San Diego – Digital Gym
San Jose – Almaden Seven
San Jose – Camera Three Cinemas
Santa Barbara – Arlington
Santa Cruz – Del Mar Theatre 3
Santa Paula – Santa Paula 7
Scotts Valley – Scotts Valley 10 Cinema
Sebastopol – Sebastopol Cinemas 9
Sonoma – Sonoma Cinema 9
Thousand Oaks – Janss Marketplace 9
Riverside – Tristone Jurupa 14 Cinemas
Riverside -University Village 10
Van Nuys – Van Nuys Plant 16
West Hollywood -Sundance Sunset 5
Westminster – Westminster 10

COLORADO
Littleton – Alamo
Fort Collins – Lyric Cinema Cafe

CONNECTICUT
Hartford – Spotlight Theatres Front Street Stadium
Waterbury – Apple Cinemas Waterbury 10

DELAWARE
Wilmington – Penn Cinemas Riverfront
Lewes -Rehoboth Beach’s Movies at Midway
Middletown -Westown Movies

FLORIDA
Bonita Springs – Prado Stadium 12
Ft Lauderdale – T-Bird D/I 14
Ft Myers – Edison Park 8
Gulf Breeze – Treehouse Cinema
Jacksonville -Sun-Ray Cinema
Key West – Tropic 4 Cinema
Orlando – Touchstar Cinemas Southchase 7
Palm Bay – Nova Cinemas Of Palm Bay
Shreveport – Robinson Center
Sunrise – The Lake Worth Drive-In and the Swap Shop
Tampa -Fun-Lan Drive-In
Titusville – Satellite Cinema 10

GEORGIA
Atlanta – The Plaza Atlanta
Cordele – Cordele Stadium 5 Cinemas
Greensboro – Parkside Main Stadium 8
Pooler – Royal 13 W Imax
Roswell – Aurora Cineplex 10
Savannah – Eisenhower Cinema 6

IDAHO
Meridian – Village Cinema
Ponderay – Bonner Mall Cinemas 6
Twin Falls – Magic Valley Cinema 13

ILLINOIS
Arlington Heights – Arlington Heights
Bloomington – Bloomington Galaxy 14 Cine
Buffalo Grove – Buffalo Grove Theatre 5
Champaign – Art Theater Co-Op
O’fallon – O Fallon 15 Cine
Ottawa – Roxy Cinemas 6
Peoria – Willow Knolls 14
Peoria – Reynolds Landmark 10
Savoy – Savoy 16
Woodridge – Hollywood Blvd.

INDIANA
Columbia City – Bones Theatre 4
Greendale – Greendale Cinema 10
Greensburg – Wolf 10 Theatres
Indianapolis – Georgetown 14
Jasper – Jasper 8 Theatres
Portage – Portage 16 Imax

IOWA
Cedar Rapids – Cedar Rapids Galaxy 16 Cine

KANSAS
Overland Park – Cinetopia 17

KENTUCKY
Georgetown – Theatres Of Georgetown 7
Louisville – Village 8 Theatre
Paducah – Maiden Alley Cinema
Pikeville – Riverfill Cinemas 10

LOUISIANA
Chalmette – Chalmette Movies
La Place – Hollywood Cinemas 7
Shreveport – Robinson Film Center

MAINE
Bangor – Hollywood Cinemas
Caribou – Caribou Cinema Four

MARYLAND
Baltimore – Eastpoint Center 10
Brandywine – Xscape 14 At Brandywine
Hagerstown – Leitersburg Cinemas

MASSACHUSETTS
Cambridge – Apple Cinemas
Danvers – Hollywood Hits
North Attleboro – Cinema Pub
Salisbury – Cinema 95

MICHIGAN
Ann Arbor – State Theatre
Ann Arbor – Quality 16
Ironwood – Cloverland 4 Cinema
Kalamazoo – Alamo
Traverse City – Bijou By The Bay
Wayne State – Wayne Theatre 4

MINNESOTA
Cambridge – Cambridge 5 Cinemas
Cloquet – Premiere Theatre 6
Cold Spring – Quarry Cold Spring 5 Cinema
Fairmont – Fairmont 5
Int’l Falls – Cine 5 Theatre
Minneapolis – St. Anthony Main Theatre
Minneapolis – The Film Society of Minneapolis/St. Paul
North Branch – North Branch Cinema 7
Onamia – Grand Makwa 4 Cinema
Rochester – Rochester Galaxy 14 Cine
Sauk Centre – Main Street Cinema 6

MISSOURI
Arnold – Arnold 14 Cine
Blue Springs – Blue Springs Eight
Cape Girardeau – Cape West 14 Cine
Chesterfield – Chesterfield Galaxy 14 Cine
Columbia – Ragtag Cinema
Independence – Pharaoh Cinema 4
Kansas City – Alamo Main Street
North Kansas City – Screenland Armour
St. Louis – Chase Park Plaza Cinemas 5
St. Louis (Clayton) – Galleria 6
St. Louis (Des Pers) – Des Peres 14
St. Louis – MX Movies
Warrenton – Warrenton 8 Cinemas
West Plains – Glass Sword Cinema Six

MONTANA
Hamilton – Pharaohplex 6

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Keene – Keene Cinemas

NEW JERSEY
Clifton – Allwood Cinemas 6
Jersey City – Hudson Cinema 7
Newark – City Plex 12 Newark
North Bergen – Columbia Park 12
Ocean Township – Middlebrook Cinema 10
Paterson – Fabian 8 Cinema

NEW MEXICO
Deming – Starmax Deming

NEVADA
Mesquite – Mesquite Stadium 6
Minden – Ironwood Stadium Cinema 8

NEW YORK
Auburn – Movieplex 10
Canandaigua – Movietime Cinemas 10
Canton – American 5
Cortland – Cortland Plaza Theatre
Dunkirk – Movieplex 59 Dunkirk Cin
Flushing – Main Street Six
Hudson – Movieplex 8
Huntington – Cinema Arts Centre
Ithica – Cinemopalis
Lakewood – Dipson Lakewood Cinema 8
Lancaster – Dipson Flix 10 Stadium
Kew Gardens – Kew Gardens Cinema
Manhattan – Cinema Village
Massena – Massena Movieplex 8
Mastic – Island Cinemas
Merrick – Merrick Cinemas
New Windsor – New Windsor 12
New York – Quad Cinema 4
New York – Cinema Village
Painted Post – Crystal Cinema 8
Queens – Kew Gardens Theatre
Saugerties – Orpheum Triples
Sunnyside – Center Fiveplex
Yonkers – Alamo

NORTH CAROLINA
Durham – Northgate Stadium 10
Greensboro – Carousel Cinemas 15
New Bern – Neuse Theatre
Roxboro – Palace Pointe
Smithfield – Smithfield 10
Sylva – Quin Theatre 4

NORTH DAKOTA
Fargo – Fargo Theatre
Williston – Grand Theatre 6

OHIO
Cincinnati – Esquire Theatre
Columbus – Gateway Film Center
Columbus – Groundview Theatre
Cleveland – Tower City Cinema
Nelsonville – Movies 10

OKLAHOMA
Altus – Heritage Park 7
Chickasha – Valley View Cinema 6
Jenks – Riverwalk Movies 8
Tulsa – Circle Cinema
Weatherford – Showest 4

OREGON
Beaverton – Cinetopia Progress Ridge 14
Corvallis – Darkside Cinema 4
Dallas – The Fox Theater
Eugene – Bijou Art Cinemas 2
Portland – Academy Theater
Portland – Hollywood Theatre 3

PENNSYLVANIA
Coraopolis – Dependable D/I (4)
East Stroudsburg – Pocono Community Theater
Elizabethtown – Movie Town Cinemas 8
Johnstown – Richland Cinemas
Lehighton – Mahoning Valley Cinemas 8
Lewistown – Miller 6 Cinemas
Marshalls Creek – Pocono Movieplex
Matamoras – Majestic Cinemas 7
Pittsburgh – Southside Works Cinema

PUERTO RICO
Puerto Rico – Caribbean Cinemas

RHODE ISLAND
Providence – Cable Car Cinema

SOUTH CAROLINA
Columbia – Nickelodeon Theatre
Charleston – Terrace Theater
Lancaster – Crown 2

TENNESSEE
Estill Springs – Montana D/I 3
Franklin – Franklin Theatre
Murfreesboro – Premiere 6
Nashville – Belcourt Theatre

TEXAS
Abilene – Town & Country D/I 2
Austin – Alamo Lakeline
Austin – Alamo Slaughter
Austin – Alamo South Lamar
Austin – Alamo Ritz
Carrollton – Venetian 8 Bar & Grill
Conroe – Pine Hollow 6
Dallas – Look Cinemas
Dallas – Texas Theatre
Ennis – Galaxy D/I 5
Gainesville – D-Max 6
Gainesville – D-Max 6
Houston – Alamo Vintage Park
Katy – Alamo Mason Park
Lubbock – Alamo
Missouri City – Star Cinema Grill
Mt Pleasant – Mt Pleasant Southside 6
New Braunfels – Marketplace Cinema 12
New Braunfels – Alamo Marketplace
Portland – North Shore Cinema 8
Richardson – Alamo
San Antonio – Alamo Park North
San Antonio – Alamo Westlakes
San Antonio – City Base Cinema
San Antonio – Rialto Bistro 9
Tomball – Silverado 19 W/Imax
Webster – Star Cinema 6

UTAH
Cedar City – Historic Cedar Theatre
Ogden – Moviegrille
Park City – Library/Attn -Film Series
Perry – Walker Cinema Eight
Salt Lake City – Brewvies Cinema & Pub 2
South Jordan – Megaplex At District 20 Imax
St. George – Main Street Cinema 6

VERMONT
Burlington – Merrill’s Roxy

VIRGINA
Ashburn – Alamo Loudoun
Abingdon – Cinemall
Farmville – Sunchase Cinema 8
Hayes – York River Crossing Cinema
Manassas – Manassas 4 Cinemas
Martinsville – Hollywood Cinema
Norton – Cinema City Stadium 9

WASHINGTON
Bainbridge Island – Bainbridge Cinemas 5
Bremerton – Olympic Cinemas
Ellensburg – Grand Meridian
Oak Harbor – Plaza Three Cinemas
Stanwood – Stanwood Cinemas 5
Vancouver – Cinetopia 8
Vancouver – Cinetopia Vancouver Mall 23 14
Yelm – Yelm Cinemas 8
Seattle – Ark Lodge Cinemas
Tacoma – Grand Tacoma 4

WASHINGTON, D.C.
Angelika Pop-Up
West End Cinema

WEST VIRGINIA
Elkins – Elkins Cinema 8
Fairmont – Tygart Valley Cinemas

WISCONSIN
Ashland – Bay 6 Theatre
Beloit – Beloit Luxury 10
Eagle River – Vilas Cinemas 4
Fond Du Lac – Fond Du Lac Theatre (8)
Hartford – Hartford Cinemas 6
Hayward – Hayward Cinema 4
Janesville – Movies 16 Theatre
New London – Grand Cinema Theaters
Platteville – Millennium 6 Cinema
Shawano – Shawano Theatres 4
Sparta – Sparta Cinema 6
Sturgeon Bay – Sturgeon Bay Cinemas 6

WYOMING
Jackson – Jackson Hole Cinema 2
Rawlins – The Movies 3
Riverton – Gem Theatres

[Variety, Mashable]

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