Threats cause Bow Tie Cinemas to cancel showings of “The Interview”

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. (WTNH)– Amid threats of violence aimed at movie theaters that will show “The Interview,” one company that operates a dozen theaters in Connecticut will not open the movie on Dec. 25 as scheduled.

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The CEO and COO of Bow Tie Cinemas, Ben Moss and Joe Masher, have released a statement regarding their decision not to open the movie as planned.

“We at Bow Tie Cinemas are saddened and angered by recent threats of terrorism in connection with the movie, ‘The Interview,'” they said in the statement. “It is our mission to ensure the safety and comfort of our guests and employees. Given that the source and credibility of these threats is unknown at the time of this announcement, we have decided after careful consideration not to open “The Interview” on December 25, 2014 as originally planned. We hope that those responsible for this act are swiftly identified and brought to justice.”

Bow Tie Cinemas owns and operates theaters in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, and Colorado.

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