The Interview: Defend Free Speech

By David Johanssen

The other side of immigration

On December 17, Sony canceled the theatrical release of The Interview in the interest of safety because the “Guardians of Peace,” a group the FBI believes has ties to North Korea, threatened terrorist attacks against cinemas that played the film. The North Korean government threatened “merciless” action against the United States if the film was released.

Live Concert
The Better Halves
Fri, Jan 9, 7 pm
140 pesos

The Interview
Sat, Jan 10, 5pm
50 pesos

Documentary and discussion
The Other Side of Immigration
Tues, Jan 13, 5 pm
40 pesos

Live music
Open Mic
Tues, Jan 13, 7:30pm
30 pesos (includes drink)

Team America: World Police
Wed, Jan 14, 5 pm
50 pesos

Live Concert
Chansons pour notre ville
Fri, Jan 16, 7:00 pm
120 pesos

All events at:
Shelter Theater
Vicente Guerrero 4
154 7524

Now you can help us defend free speech as Shelter presents the full, uncut, high-def version of the film that nearly blew up the world! Join us for a presentation and discussion of The Interview on the largest screen in Centro. Saturday, January 10, at 5pm. 50 pesos con subtítulos en español.


Friday, January 9, at 7pm, join us for a live concert with The Better Halves: an Austin-based husband-wife duo with roots in country, bluegrass, folk, jazz, and classical music. Their funny, touching duets use clever lyrics and real boy-girl banter (reminiscent of June Carter and Johnny Cash) to uplift and entertain audiences. 140 pesos.

Tuesday, January 13 at 5pm Shelter presents a documentary and discussion on The Other Side of Immigration. The documentary asks why so many Mexicans have left home to work in the United States and what’s happened to the families and communities they’ve left behind. “The Other Side of Immigration does more than any other work to give people otherwise disparaged as ‘threatening’ and ‘illegal a human face,” according to Douglas S. Massey, Princeton University. 40 pesos.

Join us every Tuesday at 7:30pm for the Open Mic. It’s always a great show with a different line up of amateurs and professionals week by week. 30 pesos (includes drink).

Wednesday, January 14 at 5pm Team America: World Police. Trey Parker and Matt Stone at their most controversial. 50 pesos.

Friday, January 16 at 7pm, Chansons pour notre ville. Don’t miss this live concert of passionate French ballads performed by Pascal Monziea and Jaime Minino. French is the language of love; join us for some of the most famous French love songs. 120 pesos.

Shelter Theater is part of the Shelter VG4 Cultural Center, located at Vicente Guerrero 4, a 10-minute walk from the Jardin. We have the biggest screen in Centro. Telephone 154 7524 or visit to see upcoming films, and events. Taxi concierge service available to/from “Teatro Shelter”.


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