After several theaters announced yesterday they would show Team America in place of The Interview, word came today those showings have been cancelled. According to USA Today, Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Dallas announced Wednesday it would replace its scheduled showing of The Interview with one free screening of Team America: World Police on December 27. The event was reported by the Inquisitr.
But in a press release issued today, Alamo Drafthouse Dallas reported, “We can confirm that the screening of TEAM AMERICA in Dallas was cancelled as the film was pulled from release. We are issuing refunds to those that purchased tickets.”
In a tweet, @AlamoDFW said, “Due to to circumstances beyond our control, the TEAM AMERICA 12/27 screening has been cancelled. We apologize & will provide refunds today.”
All tickets are already sold out for the quote-along version of Team America: World Police, the irreverent movie co-written by South Park creators and played out with marionettes, reported the Washington Post.
The Alamo Drafthouse had promised “plenty of opportunities to scream out ‘America! F— Yeah!’ at the top of your lungs.” The theater also said it would have American flags, red white and blue streamers, and balloons for patrons.
The event’s description closes, “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.”
The movie, which came out in 2004, centers around Kim Jong Il, the former North Korean leader. IMDB describes it as follows.
“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.”
[Image via Alamo Drafthouse]