LAPD Chief on Theaters Dropping 'The Interview': It's An "Unfortunate" Decision

Ed Araquel

Chief Charlie Beck says he plans to ask officers to spend more time at theaters showing the film

Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck on Wednesday called the decision of the country's top five theater chains to not play Sony's The Interview "unfortunate" and said he plans to ask LAPD officers to spend more time at theaters showing the film.

During a radio interview with KPCC, Beck said pulling the movie from theaters "does play into the desires of the people that did this, and I find that unfortunate." 

“We are working on hypothesis that it is not a credible threat," Beck said. "However, we are concerned about it, and we will plan to advise our officers to spend additional time in the theaters."

Regal Entertainment, AMC Entertainment, Cinemark, Carmike Cinemas and Cineplex Entertainment decided against showing the film, citing security threats that followed the Sony hack.

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