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2014-12-19 16:30

New York — Programmed as a playful substitute to The Interview, Trey Parker and Matt Stone's North Korea comedy Team America: World Police also has been pulled from theatres.

After Sony dropped its planned 25 December release of The Interview on Wednesday, a handful of theaters plugged in 10-year anniversary screenings of Team America, the 2004 puppet film that parodies former North Korea leader Kim Jong Il.

Cleveland's Capitol Theatre said its long-planned Team America screening was cancelled Thursday by Paramount Pictures, the studio that released the film. The theatre had booked the film in October.

Texas' Alamo Drafthouse also said it was pulling Team America showings on 27 December "due to circumstances beyond our control." The chain's theatre in Richardson, Texas, had advertised the screening as a show of support for freedom.

Paramount didn't respond to emails Thursday.

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