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Paramount Orders Movie Theaters To Cancel "Team America" Screenings

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Updated — 2:30 p.m. ET

Paramount Pictures ordered movie theaters planning to screen Team America: World Police to cancel the screenings.

In addition to Alamo Drafthouse in Texas, theaters in Atlanta and Cleveland were also scheduled to screen the film after The Interview was pulled by Sony.

Due to to circumstances beyond our control, the TEAM AMERICA 12/27 screening has been cancelled. We apologize & will provide refunds today.

Alamo Drafthouse DFW@AlamoDFWFollow

Due to to circumstances beyond our control, the TEAM AMERICA 12/27 screening has been cancelled. We apologize & will provide refunds today.

2:15 PM - 18 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Please note: Our Late Shift screening of Team America: World Police has been canceled by Paramount Pictures.

Capitol Theatre@CapitolW65thFollow

Please note: Our Late Shift screening of Team America: World Police has been canceled by Paramount Pictures.

1:41 PM - 18 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

FOR THE RECORD: We were still going to show #TheInterviewMovie…

Alamo Drafthouse DFW@AlamoDFWFollow

FOR THE RECORD: We were still going to show #TheInterviewMovie…

6:35 PM - 17 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

…but now we'll be showing TEAM AMERICA in it's place…for FREE(DOM). Because AMERICA, F YEAH. http://t.co/7A7p6ApIIE

Alamo Drafthouse DFW@AlamoDFWFollow

…but now we'll be showing TEAM AMERICA in it's place…for FREE(DOM). Because AMERICA, F YEAH. http://t.co/7A7p6ApIIE

6:35 PM - 17 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The film is by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and features an all-puppet cast where an American anti-terror unit tries to save the world from an attack led by North Korea's former leader Kim Jong Il.

The screening, on Dec. 27, will be free, and the theater will also provide subtitles so audience members can sing along and "scream out 'AMERICA! F YEAH!' at the top of your lungs." To fully express patriotism, the theater will also provide red, white, and blue streamers, balloons, and flags.

"And THAT is how true American heroes will be celebrating this year," the post reads.

The movie theater's publicist said they had no further comment.

Mary Ann Georgantopoulos is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

Contact Mary Ann Georgantopoulos at maryann.georgantopoulos@buzzfeed.com.

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