At least three movie theaters that planned to show "Team America" say Paramount Pictures has canceled the 2004 comedy from public screening.
"This was a weird coincidence for us," Dave Huffman, director of Marketing at Cleveland Cinemas, which operates the Capitol Theatre, told the Huffington Post. "We had the film booked all the way back in October as part of our midnight cult series and it was scheduled to play June 20, 2015. We got an email shortly after 1 p.m saying the film was pulled from release."
"Due to to circumstances beyond our control, the screening of 'Team America' on Dec. 27 has been cancelled as the film has been removed from release," Drafthouse wrote on its Facebook page. "We apologize to anyone who has bought advance tickets and will be providing full refunds today."
Paramount had no comment.
Breaking Plaza news : Team America World Police pulled from all theatres as per Paramount Pictures .
— Plaza Atlanta (@PlazaAtlanta) December 18, 2014
Please note: Our Late Shift screening of Team America: World Police has been canceled by Paramount Pictures. pic.twitter.com/TlPVzIeICW
— Capitol Theatre (@CapitolW65th) December 18, 2014
This post has been updated to include a response from Paramount.