Sony’s “The Interview” sells out in Bonita

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LEE COUNTY, Fla. – Moviegoers flocked to the two theaters in Southwest Florida showing ‘The Interview’ Christmas Day.

The Prado in Bonita Springs sold-out the 10 p.m. showing. Meanwhile, dozens of people WINK News spoke with said the movie was as hilarious as they expected.
“I thought it was hilarious. Seth Rogen puts out good movies and that one was top of the line,” said William Wilkinson.  “I came, I saw, I ate a hot dog, I’m still alive.”

Despite threats of a North Korean hacking and potential harm to anyone who attended the Christmas Day showing, viewings in Southwest Florida went smoothly. The Edison Park 8 theater in Fort Myers had a police officer on hand specifically for the screening. Meanwhile, a deputy who is always at The Prado on Christmas, also kept a watchful eye.

“I felt safe,” Ryan Zvebleman. “I think it was blown out of proportion.”

WINK News wanted to know what moviegoers thought about all the hype and some had an interesting take.

“I thought it was a masterpiece…The publicity they managed to pull off this is kind of historic,” said Kane Theissen.

Whether moviegoers thought all the hype was a ploy or real, most seemed to enjoy the controversial movie.

The movie is also available online on websites like YouTube. It costs $5.99 to rent and $14.99 to buy.

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