An Asheville, North Carolina, pizzeria and micro brewery is bravely venturing where many movie houses feared to go. They're screening "The Interview," a movie about an attempted assassination of the North KoreandictatorKim Jong Un,starting Jan. 9.
This is the first and only time owners sayAsheville Pizza and Brewingwill play a first-run movie, said owner Mike Rangel.
According to the Citizen-times.com, "The Interview," starring James Franco and Seth Rogan, is more like a no-run movie.
The comedy, which was supposed to hit theaters on Christmas, initiallywas pulled in the wake of threatsagainst theatergoers by Sony hackers. No Asheville theater has screened the comedy.
"The Interview" was later made available through video-on-demand services, and independent theaters around the country screened it.