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The Interview will be in theaters after all

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The owner of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Austin just tweeted that his theater will, in fact, be showing The Interview this Christmas:

Previously on Vox, Todd VanDer Werff denounced the cowardly decision to pull the film.

This appears to be a victory for the petition campaign spearheaded by Art House Convergence, a national association of independent theaters, who are taking advantage of the big chains' skittishness around the movie to take a stand for freedom. Sony now says that the film will be available in a number of independent cinemas around the country, and appears to be opening the door to a streaming release of some kind.