The movie had been shelved by Sony following a hacking attack, sparking controversy over its plot concerning a fictional assassination attempt against North Korean leader Kim Jong un. Sony later decided to release the movie in select screenings and through streaming services. Rogen also stars in the movie alongside James Franco.
Goldberg and Rogen are thankful that audiences can see the movie.
“If it wasn’t for theaters like this and for people like you guys, this literally would not be f------ happening right now,” Rogen told the crowd.