Secret Cinema Will Host a Censorship-Themed Screening This Weekend in Response to 'The Interview' Cancellation

By Gerald Lynch on at

Secret Cinema has announced it will be hosting a one-off screening in response to the Sony Pictures hacking scandal, which has resulted in Kim Jung-Un bashing comedy The Interview having its release scrapped.

With the North Korean totalitarian regime widely thought to be behind the hack, the Secret Cinema screening will be themed around censorship. Attendees are asked "to wear dark suits and bring a small gift to give to a stranger".

As ever with Secret Cinema events, the precise location and film to be screened remain shrouded in mystery. So get guessing -- what censorship-themed movie could be being shown? 1984, perhaps?

However, it has been revealed that the screening will take place somewhere in East London, with doors opening at 4.30pm. Ticket buyers will be notified of the meeting point closer to the event. Simultaneous screenings will take place in San Francisco and Rome.

Tickets will cost £25, with all proceeds going to the free-speech charity Article 19. They go on sale at 4pm today.

Secret Cinema is also encouraging fans around the world to host their own private screenings of the movie in an act of solidarity with free-speech proponents:

Secret Cinema passionately believes in the freedom to create and is looking for partners to join them in hosting a simultaneous screening across the Globe with a view to strengthen the resolve of filmmakers and artists against the threat of censorship, and to stand in solidarity with artists whose freedom of expression is routinely curtailed.

To get involved with a screening of your own, email SecretScreening@SecretCinema.org. For tickets to the official event, grab them here. [Secret Cinema]