Some Boston-area cinemas to show ‘The Interview’

Sony had cancelled the release after threats from N. Korea

A poster for the movie "The Interview" is taken down by a worker after being pulled from a display case at a Carmike Cinemas movie theater, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Atlanta. Georgia-based Carmike Cinemas has decided to cancel its planned showings of "The Interview" in the wake of threats against theatergoers by the Sony hackers. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Some Boston-area cinemas are making plans to show “The Interview” after Sony Pictures Entertainment said it would allow a limited theatrical release.

Apple Cinemas in Cambridge was scheduled to begin showing the Seth Rogen-directed satire on Christmas Day.

The Somerville Theatre announced it would also start screening the movie that provoked an international incident with North Korea on Jan. 2.

Sony’s cancellation of “The Interview” following threats from hackers drew widespread criticism, including from President Barack Obama.

A White House spokesman said the president applauded Sony’s decision to authorize screenings of the film.

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