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GA theater to screen film that led to Sony hack

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ATLANTA (AP) - An Atlanta movie theater is among those planning to screen a film that led to backlash and a cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Tickets for Christmas Day screenings of "The Interview," a satire film on North Korea, went on sale at the Plaza Theatre Tuesday afternoon.

The theater was one of many that announced plans to screen the film as part of a limited release after Sony scuttled its release to larger theater chains. Hackers threatened violence against moviegoers and theaters that screened the movie.

Plaza Theatre owner Michael Furlinger says he's thrilled to be able to screen the film. He lauded the release as a stand against censorship.

Atlanta Police spokesman Sgt. Greg Lyon says the department will monitor the location for potential threats, but would not discuss specifics.

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