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Rejoice! Everybody Will Get to See The Interview, Even Without Theaters

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"The Interview"

Yesterday a bunch of smaller, independent theaters got permission to screen The Interview on Christmas Day. Today Sony announces you'll be able to also watch it through all sorts of streaming services tomorrow as well. At this point, you'll be hard-pressed to not watch The Interview. From The Washington Post:

Just one day after hundreds of independent movie theaters said they will show the controversial film on Christmas Day, Sony confirmed that it will distribute the film over Google's Play service and YouTube Movies, as well as on Microsoft's Xbox Video and a dedicated Web site -- seetheinterview.com -- run by Sony itself.

It won't be free, though:

Seeing the movie on YouTube and other streaming sites will cost $5.99; the film is also available for purchase, in HD, for $14.99. You can start watching the film Thursday, Christmas Eve [NOTE: Apparently today, not Thursday], at 1 p.m. E.T. -- ahead of when it screens in many movie theaters.

"It was essential for our studio to release this movie, especially given the assault upon our business and our employees by those who wanted to stop free speech," said studio chairman and chief executive Michael Lynton. "We chose the path of digital distribution first so as to reach as many people as possible on opening day, and we continue to seek other partners and platforms to further expand the release."

Eh, I'm still going to see Into the Woods instead.