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Hundreds catch “The Interview” at Connecticut theaters on Christmas

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HARTFORD —  Sony’s “The Interview” made headlines in recent weeks after North Korean hackers reportedly wreaked havoc on Sony Pictures by leaking emails and threatening moviegoers.

It was enough for Sony to pull the film from many theaters, and enough for Glastonbury’s Peter Karl to actively seek out a place to see it.

“This is a patriotic thing for us and that’s why we decided to come to the movies today,” said Karl. “I don’t think we should bow to any type of threats.” Karl saw the flick at Hartford’s Spotlight Theatres on Christmas, one of only two venues in Connecticut screening it.

Spotlight Theatres’ afternoon showings of “The Interview” were nearly sold out.

“I was having trouble finding a place. I live in Coventry and I usually go up to Manchester, but I found that [Spotlight Theatres] were showing it and I just wanted to go,” said…

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