Sony Pictures�will not release the upcoming film "The Interview," after major theaters chains decided not to air the movie, citing patron safety concerns. North Korea has threatened both Sony and the U.S. if it's released.
Among the major chains choosing not to show the movie, the AMC Theaters in downtown Spokane the Regal Cinemas in north Spokane and Spokane Valley.
Reaction from local movie-goers has been mixed.
"I don't see anything that's a threat as far as going into a movie theater, you know what I mean? It sounds pretty simple to me," says Rachael Greenley.
Others disagree, saying movie theaters have already been targets of attacks, and that a lone wolf sympathetic to North Korea could attack a theater, similar to Monday's hostage situation in Australia.
"I'm even threatened to go the theater before this story. Because I look up and down the isles if somebody gets up and they're wondering around. God forbid they have a trench coat on. You know it makes me nervous, just because of all the shootings," says Judith Spitzer.