Kevin Winter/Getty Images(DALLAS) — What do you do when threats force Sony and all the major movie chains across the country to pull the movie The Interview?
One theater in Texas knows just what to do: show 2004’s Team America, another satire involving North Korea, written by the creators of South Park.
On the Facebook page for the Alamo Drafthouse theater in Dallas-Fort Worth, the message reads, “For the record, our plan was to still show The Interview…unfortunately these decisions aren’t always ours to make. But in light of these recent events, we only have one thing to say: ‘AMERICA F*** YEAH!'”
The “America…Yeah!” statement refers to the theme song of the old film.
It continues, “Join us for a special showing of the TEAM AMERICA QUOTE-ALONG” with subtitles for the film’s songs on Dec. 27 at 7 p.m.”
“This show is FREE, because you can’t spell ‘FREEDOM’ without ‘FREE,'” the message concludes.
For those who have never seen the decade-old movie, Team America’s plot involves Kim Jong-il, the late father of current North Korea Leader Kim Jong-un. It’s another satire much like The Interview, but more violent as American forces battle terrorists led by the World Police. It’s also filmed using puppets.
The IMDB summary reads, “Popular Broadway actor Gary Johnston is recruited by the elite counter-terrorism organization Team America: World Police. As the world begins to crumble around him, he must battle with terrorists, celebrities and falling in love.”
Franco and Rogen’s The Interview is based on their characters trying to take out the current North Korea leader.
“We’re just trying to make the best of an unfortunate situation,” James Wallace, creative manager and programmer for the Texas theater, told The Hollywood Reporter about swapping out the films.
The Alamo Drafthouse did not immediately return ABC News’ request for comment.
Sony pulled the plug on The Interview release date of Dec. 25 after major movie chains like AMC and Regal all chose not to show the movie because of hacker threats.
“In light of the decision by the majority of our exhibitors not to show the film The Interview, we have decided not to move forward with the planned December 25 theatrical release,” Sony said in a statement Wednesday. “We respect and understand our partners’ decision and, of course, completely share their paramount interest in the safety of employees and theater-goers.”
The company added that it stands by the filmmakers and “their right to free expression.”
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