Alamo Drafthouse In Dallas/Fort Worth To Show 'Team America' Instead Of 'The Interview'

Texas Theater To Show 'Team America' Instead Of 'The Interview'

Sony may have pulled "The Interview" in wake of hacker threats, but at least one movie theater isn't letting North Korea off the hook. The Alamo Drafthouse is planning to run "Team America: World Police" in its place at its Dallas/Forth Worth location.

"We're just trying to make the best of an unfortunate situation," creative manager and programmer James Wallace of the Richardson, Tex., theater told The Hollywood Reporter.

The 2004 musical by "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone features an all-puppet cast, with a puppet version of North Korea's then-dictator Kim Jong Il as its foul-mouthed main villain.

(NOTE: The clips in this piece, and some of the text below, contain NSFW language.)

On its website for the event, the Alamo Drafthouse is promising to turn the movie into both a singalong and a quote-a-long:

"We'll have subtitles for all the songs and all of our favorite quotes, so you'll have plenty of opportunities to scream out 'AMERICA! FUCK YEAH!' at the top of your lungs. And yeah, we will have American flags, red white and blue streamers, balloons, and more for everyone. And THAT is how true American heroes will be celebrating this year, but if you want to let the terrorists win...well, that's your prerogative."

North Korea had no official reaction to "Team America," at the time. Kim died in 2011, leaving his son -- and "The Interview" target -- Kim Jong Un in charge.

The Dallas/Forth Worth Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson, Tex., will show "Team America: World Police" on Dec. 27 at 7 p.m.

(h/t Mediaite)

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