“The Interview” opened nationwide in 300 theaters Christmas Day. Moviegoers who flocked to see the picture apparently were more interested in the world drama the film produced than the movie itself.
Some who saw "The Interview" in New York City told local media they felt it was their "patriotic duty" to do so - the Seth Rogen - James Franco film pokes fun at North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Sony originally canceled the premiere after a hack attack and terrorist threats against U.S. theaters.
The Sony Pictures film "The Interview" is now available for rental on a variety of digital platforms -- including Google Play and YouTube Movies. It’s also scheduled for a limited release in about 300 theaters Thursday, including in Columbia and Ulster Counties.