Sony to screen 'The Interview' on Christmas

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Sony Pictures announced on Tuesday that it will allow "The Interview" to open in selected theaters on Christmas Day, despite a hacking that the Obama administration blamed on North Korea.

"We have never given up on releasing 'The Interview,' and we're excited our movie will be in a number of theaters on Christmas Day," Sony Entertainment Chairman and CEO Michael Lynton said in a statement.

Lynton's statement came after Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas confirmed to NBC News that the Texas theater chain will run the film. Its website posted multiple showtimes beginning Thursday for a theater in Richardson, Texas.

"Sony is also allowing other theaters to screen the movie," Alamo said.

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A group that claimed responsibility for the massive computer hack at Sony Pictures in early December demanded the company cancel the release of the film , a comedy that depicts an assassination plot against North Korea's leader.

Last week, Sony announced that it would delay the release of "The Interview" after major U.S. movie theater chains decided not to screen the film , citing safety concerns.

-With reporting by CNBC's Julia Boorstin.