Major Theater Chains Drop “The Interview”

Some of the nation's largest movie theater chains are holding back or dropping "The Interview" from screens in the aftermath of a hack on Sony Pictures that involved threats against theaters showing the movie, NBC News reported. The Regal Entertainment Group said in a statement Wednesday that it is delaying the showing of the movie, as did Cineplex and Bow Tie Cinemas in separate statements. Sources told CNBC that the ArcLight Cinema chain and Carmike Cinemas will also not show the film. The move by theaters comes after a group of hackers threatened Sept. 11-style attacks against moviegoers. The film portrays the assassination of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. A Department of Homeland Security official said Tuesday that there was "no credible intelligence to indicate an active plot against movie theaters." On Twitter, American filmmaker Judd Apatow called the decision by theaters not to show the film "disgraceful."

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