Alamo Drafthouse in Dallas/Fort Worth to Show ‘Team America’ Instead of ‘The Interview’

The Alamo Drafthouse is running “Team America: World Police” instead of Sony’s “The Interview” movie.

Sony Entertainment may have pulled “The Interview” in wake of hacker threats, but at least one theater isn’t letting North Korea off the hook. The Alamo Drafthouse announced its plans to show “Team America: World Police” in its place at its Dallas/Forth Worth location.

“We’re just trying to make the best of an unfortunate situation,” creative manager and programmer James Wallace of the Richardson, Tex., theater explained to reporters.

The 2004 musical by “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone features an all-puppet cast, with a puppet version of North Korea’s then-dictator Kim Jong Il as its foul-mouthed main villain.

On the movie theater’s official page for the event, the Alamo Drafthouse is promising to turn the movie into both a singalong and a quote-a-long:

“We’ll have subtitles for all the songs and all of our favorite quotes, so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to scream out ‘AMERICA! FUCK YEAH!’ at the top of your lungs. And yeah, we will have American flags, red white and blue streamers, balloons, and more for everyone. And THAT is how true American heroes will be celebrating this year, but if you want to let the terrorists win…well, that’s your prerogative.”

The plot of the picture, co-written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, revolves around Kim Jong Il, the father of current North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. The posters promoting the R-rated movie in 2004 included the tagline, “Putting the ‘F’ Back in Freedom.”

Earlier in the day, American officials announced that they have determined that the government of North Korea is linked to the hack that left Sony Entertainment Pictures reeling and eventually prompted it to pull a movie critical of the country’s leader.

However, it’s still unclear about the nature of North Korea’s involvement. The country, while lauding the hack against Sony, has previously denied being behind it. There were conflicting reports a few days ago, and officials are expected to unveil their findings Thursday. But the U.S. official confirmed that intelligence authorities have indeed determined North Korea was behind the hack, one of the worst cyberattacks ever against an American company.

The New York Times, citing senior Obama Administration officials,reported that intelligence officials have determined North Korea was “centrally involved.” NBC News, also citing unnamed U.S. officials,reported that the Americans believe the hacking came from outside North Korea itself, but that the hackers were acting on orders from Pyongyang.

“The hack exposed reams of company data, including employees’ emails and salaries,” Sony reports.

“We are deeply saddened by this brazen effort to suppress the distribution of a movie, and in the process do damage to our company, our employees and the American public,” Sony said in a statement. “We stand by our filmmakers and their right to free expression and are extremely disappointed by this outcome.”

Sony came under immediate criticism for the decision to pull “The Interview” movie.

“With the Sony collapse, America has lost its first cyberwar. This is a very, very dangerous precedent,” said former Republican House of Representatives speaker Newt Gingrich in a Twitter post.

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