The Alamo Drafthouse in Richardson captured the attention of an angry America by scheduling a screening of Team America: World Police in place of The Interview starring Seth Rogen and James Franco that was canned by Sony Pictures. Now it appears that Paramount Pictures doesn't want America to see the other movie that made fun of another North Korean dictator.
The Drafthouse just posted a notice on its Facebook page that they have been forced to cancel the Dec. 27th "Quote Along" screening of Team America: World Police. The notice said that the theater had to shelve the movie "due to circumstances beyond our control" and promised those who purchased advanced tickets that they would be refunded later today.
Wylee Wooldridge, the Drafthouse's media and communications coordinator, said by email that they cancelled the screening "due to the studio pulling the film. This was not our decision and was completely out of our control."
Dallas isn't the only city that won't be able to have a public screening of Team America for the movie's 10 anniversary and "because America, fuck yeah," a quote from the Drafthouse's Creative Manager James Wallace before the theater announced the screening. The Capitol Theater in Cleveland, Ohio was scheduled to screen the film in honor of its anniversary but Paramount Pictures also put the kibosh on those plans.
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Still, there's nothing stopping us from screening the movies in our own homes...we hope.