EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) – Movie theaters across America are taking different stances on security in light of the deadly shooting massacre at a theater in Colorado Friday.
The movie “The Dark Knight Rises,” which was playing during the Colorado incident, is also showing at Micon Cinemas in Chippewa Falls. A manager there tells WEAU 13 News that it has no plans to increase security or to keep patrons from dressing up in costume. The manager says the only difference is that Warner Brothers has asked that theaters refrain from showing some specific trailers in the previews.
Carmike Cinemas, which operates a theater in the Oakwood Mall in Eau Claire, says in a statement that it uses both uniformed security and plainclothes officers and hidden security procedures “not in the sight of our guests” in its theaters.
NBC affiliate WNBC reports that theaters showing “The Dark Knight Rises” in the New York City area will have beefed-up security. Theaters in Chicago and other cities are also increasing security.