The owner of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Austin just tweeted that his theater will, in fact, be showing The Interview this Christmas:
Breaking news: Sony has authorized screenings of THE INTERVIEW on Christmas Day. We are making shows available within the hour. #Victory— Tim League (@timalamo) December 23, 2014
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.