Leaving a theater near you. (via Twitter)

The latest turn in the increasingly insane Sony hacking story is that the New York City premiere of The Interview has been cancelled, and theater chains are starting to take up Sony on their offer to not screen the movie starting Christmas day, including Carmike Cinemas which operates 278 theaters.

The scandal that has gone from oddly amusing (celebrity aliases) to voyeuristically creepy (Angelina's a brat!) took a turn for the violent and frightening yesterday, after the "Guardians of Peace" threatened 9/11-style attacks on theaters showing the movie. That has theater chains legitimately worried.

Sources: Huffington Post | TMZ