Star Seth Rogen surprises moviegoers at first theatrical screening of ‘The Interview’
Los Angeles, December 25, 2015 – ‘The Interview’ Co-Director & Co-Star Seth Rogen and his Co-Director Evan Goldberg surprised moviegoers tonight at a sold-out midnight screening at The Cinefamily in Los Angeles, introducing the film and thanking the audience who showed up for the first public theatrical screening of the film.
“You are the best, we thought this might not happen at all,” Rogen said. “The fact that it’s showing here and you guys all came out is super f****** exciting!, said Goldberg. Rogen added “If it wasn’t for theaters like this, and people like you guys, this literally would not be…happening.”
Said Cinefamily Executive Director Hadrian Belove, “It was already a special event–a wonderful celebration of movie love, freedom of speech, community, and the holiday spirit. Seth and Evan’s arrival was the star upon our Christmas tree, and it really lit up the night. I’m so glad they were able to join us and feel the magic.”
The Cinefamily, LA’s premiere independent film theatre, is playing ‘The Interview’ December 25 – 31. Tickets have been selling quickly, with some shows already sold out.
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About The Cinefamily
The Cinefamily is one of Los Angeles’ premiere nonprofit cinematheques, with a mission to revitalize the filmgoing experience by fostering a sense of discovery, and building a community around its exceptional, weird and wonderful cinematic events. With a daily line-up that is “breathtaking in its scope and ambition” (Peter Martin, Cinematical), The Cinefamily is transforming the landscape of first-run arthouse and repertory cinema through distinct programming, unusual events, and vital cultural collaborations. The L.A. Weekly described its opening in 2007, as “a climate-altering event for Los Angeles moviegoers.” In 2013, Executive Director Hadrian Belove was named as one of Indiewire’s top 40 Influencers in the world of independent film. Memorable events include the recent Robert Downey Sr. fundraiser & film retrospective Truth and Soul; the L.A. premiere of Cave of Forgotten Dreams, done as a pop-up 3-D screening inside the Natural History Museum with speaker Werner Herzog and a 5000 person after-party; the LA cast and crew sneak preview of Boyhood; reunion events (Space Ghost, Party Down, The Adventures of Pete and Pete); and musical performances by artists including Stephin Merritt, No Age, and Tenacious D.