After Sony Pictures pulled The Interview from theaters due to an anonymous threat, a theater in Texas decided to replace the film with another comedy about North Korea—Team America: World Police.
Following a series of theater chains opting not to show the film in light of an online threat, Sony Pictures announced on Wednesday it would not release The Interview. (That caused a whole lot of celebrities to collectively lose their shit.) But one Texas theater had their own way of responding to the news.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Dallas/Fort Worth branch of the Alamo theater will show Team America: World Police on Dec. 27 at 7 p.m.
"We're just trying to make the best of an unfortunate situation," James Wallace, creative manager and programmer at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema's Dallas/Fort Worth location, tells The Hollywood Reporter.
American flags and other patriotic items will be given out by theater employees, Wallace says.
The plot of Team America, 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."
The theater tweeted the news earlier today. America, Fuck Yeah!
Of course Texas did that shit. Of course we did.