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Will "The Interview" be screened at the Capitol?

Now that Sony Pictures has authorized a Christmas Day screening of "The Interview," the movie that was pulled after hackers threatened to attack theaters that showed it, the question remains, where will viewers be able to find a theater showing it?

D.C.-area moviegoers may have an option in the U.S. Capitol building, since Rep. Brad Sherman, a Democrat who represents a district northwest of Los Angeles, has offered to host a screening there.

"As Chairman of the Entertainment Industries Caucus, I believe we should stand in solidarity with Sony Pictures and the American film industry. Threats from a dictator in North Korea should not stop Americans from seeing any movie. We have a responsibility to stand up against these attempts at intimidation," Sherman wrote in a letter to Sony Pictures Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton Monday.

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Sherman wrote it was also important to educate members of Congress.

"Everyone is talking about The Interview. I think it's important for Congress to know, and see, what we are talking about," he said. "Screening The Interview will demonstrate the U.S. Congress's support of the freedom of speech. This is about our right to live without fear, and knowing that our values will not be compromised by the idle threats of a despotic regime. Good or bad, Americans should not be deprived of the opportunity to see this movie."

Sherman said it was the government's responsibility to allocate the necessary resources to keep moviegoers safe.

A spokesman from his office told CBS News they have not yet received a response from Sony.

Obama: Sony "made a mistake" pulling movie

Sony's decision to pull the film drew criticism from many, including President Obama, who said at a news conference last week that the company "made a mistake."

"We cannot have a society in which some dictator some place can start imposing censorship here in the United States," the president said. "Because if somebody is able to intimidate folks out of releasing a satirical movie, imagine what they do when they start seeing a documentary they don't like, or news reports they don't like. Or even worse, imagine if producers or distributors and others start engaging in self-censorship because they don't want to offend the sensibilities of someone whose sensibilities probably need to be offended."

Rebecca Kaplan

Rebecca Kaplan is a political reporter for CBSNews.com.

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