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Sony pulls 'The Interview' from theaters

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The Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy is about a CIA plot to kill North Korea's Kim Jong Un, and security fears have spurred Sony to allow theater chains to cancel showings. The Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy is about a CIA plot to kill North Korea's Kim Jong Un, and security fears have spurred Sony to allow theater chains to cancel showings.
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UPDATE: Sony announces that they are pulling "The Interview" because of security threats. 

Top movie theater chains across the country have decided to at least delay the opening of "The Interview" after threats against theatergoers by the Sony Hackers. 

'The Interview" stars Seth Rogen and James Franco as celebrities tasked by the CIA to assassinate the leader of North Korea. 

Regal Cinemas confirmed with KHQ on Wednesday that they will not be showing the movie, which was scheduled for a Christmas Day release. 

"Due to the wavering support of the film “The Interview” by Sony Pictures, as well as the ambiguous nature of any real or perceived security threats, Regal Entertainment Group has decided to delay the opening of the film in our theatres," Regal Cinemas said in a statement released on Wednesday. 

AMC Theatres told KHQ Wednesday afternoon they weren't sure what they were going to do, however reports by The Associated Press on Wednesday said the chain planned on not showing the movie, either. Locally, AMC directed us to their media line, which we called, however we have not heard back from them.

Sony Pictures Entertainment told theater owners on Tuesday that it would be supportive of their individual decisions on whether or not to show the film, which is still set for a Christmas release.

Hackers released a data dump they called a "Christmas gift" that included a specific threats against anyone who went to see the comedy, and urged audiences to stay away from venues showing the film. 

The Department of Homeland Security has said that there is no credible intelligence to indicate a threat, but is still investigating the message.

In the meantime, if you're planning on seeing the film here in the Spokane area, you might be hard-pressed to find a theater showing the film. 

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