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Controversial film 'The Interview' to open at Santa Barbara's Arlington, Paso Robles' Park Cinemas

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Santa Barbara's Arlington Theatre and Paso Robles Park Cinemas are the two Central Coast locations of the roughly 300 national venues where the controversial film The Interview will open on Christmas Day.

The decision was announced Tuesday by Sony executives to release the film in the U.S., mostly at indie theaters, but with more signing on as we get closer to the release.

David Corwin is the President of Metropolitan Theaters, the Arlington's owner. He says it is not easy to shift movies around at the last minute, but he's happy he could make the adjustment at the Arlington.

"We felt like we could do something important, and even though we could only offer it on a limited basis, at least give people the opportunity to see the film in a theater, if that is what they'd like to do," said Corwin.

The Arlington had not originally planned to show the film.

The Interview will open Christmas night at 10:45 p.m., and is currently scheduled to screen for a full week.