After pulling the release from major theaters following alleged cyber threats from North Korea, Sony Pictures has reached a deal with several independent theaters to show The Interview on Christmas Day.
Small movie houses in New York, Washington, Chicago and Los Angeles are among those planning to screen the film. The Christmas Day openings follow an online release of the film by Sony on Wednesday.
North Korea's dispute with the US over computer hacking took a new twist when the communist state lost Internet access for several hours.
A hacker group who claimed to be behind a cyber attack on Sony Pictures have posted a message online apparently mocking the FBI.
Events company Secret Cinema is planning to screen a film in protest at what they have called the 'censorship' of The Interview.