SEATTLE -- Movie-goers lined up down the street at the Ark Lodge Cinemas in Columbia City Thursday night to watch the film "The Interview."
The Sony Entertainment comedy, starring the Seth Rogen and James Franco, is about a plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.
The film prompted an international incident after U.S. officials said North Korea had hacked Sony's computers and leaked executives' emails in retaliation. Sony initially canceled plans for the release, but changed course Tuesday and said a limited number of theaters would show it.
Ark Lodge Cinema manager Latesha Miller, said, "It's one of those movies that right now it's kind of like a taboo, like OK, you can't see it so people want to come see it for the fact to see what the big deal is about."
One movie-goer, Bill Thompson, said he felt it was something he had to do.
"We feel like it's almost our duty to stand up to the rights and free speech of our people to come out here and see" it, he said.
The film is already streaming online on websites such as Google Play and YouTube.