INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 25, 2014) - Many Hoosiers decided to go to the movie theater to watch the controversial film "The Interview" on Christmas.
“This is somewhat a victory for free speech, for freedom of expression, for freedom in America,” said Georgetown 14 Cinemas General Manager Leigh Friedman.
Only a select number of theaters showed the movie and Georgetown 14 Cinemas on Lafayette Road was one of them.
“I respect the fact that they’re like, ‘All right, most of the world’s not (showing the movie) ‘cause they’re scared. I’m not,'” Jaylen Evans said.
Sony Pictures released the movie after all to a few theaters, despite international cyber-attacks against the company.
“I think that was just some computer hackers that got carried away and have nothing to back their play,” Paul Blyth said.
“Might as well see it while it’s out for Christmas,” Evans said.
Georgetown 14 Cinemas added more security today because of the controversy surrounding the film as well as because it's Christmas and it's busier.
“You can’t enjoy anything if you don’t feel safe. So, we have extra security for that reason,” Friedman said.
Latasha Fench said she appreciated the extra security.
“It made me a little more comfortable,” Fench said.
In a small way, Hoosiers said they stood up for their right to see the movie and not be controlled by another country.
“I wish it were on a larger scale that we’d say, ‘Hey, take that. You don’t get to tell us what to do,’” Jamie Rhodes said.
If you would like to see the movie at the theater, there are a number of show times. You can go to: http://www.georgetowncinemas.com/index.cfm?p=movie&id=The_Interview.
You can also watch ‘The Interview’ on YouTube, Google Play, and Microsoft Xbox.