Extra Security Planned for Batman Showings in Marin

In the wake of a deadly shooting in Colorado during the film "Batman: The Dark Night Rises," local movie theaters are planning to add extra security for this weekend's showings.

On the heels of the shooting in Aurora, Colo., at a screening of Batman: The Dark Knight Rises, many local law enforcement agencies will assist Marin movie theaters with extra security for weekend showings. 

James Holmes, a young gunman reportedly wearing a gas mask and a bulletproof vest, opened fire during a Friday midnight showing of the blockbuster in Aurora, Colo. The suspect killed 12 people and injured 59, according to CNN.

The Batman movie is expected to gross $200 million this weekend. Local movie theaters will be continuing with regular showings with help from additional partols from law enforcement. 

The is planning for officers to be more visible at all local movie theaters, including the

"We'll have heavier patrols, including officers on foot," police spokesman Charly Taylor said. 

AMC theaters announced that staff will not permit anyone in the theater wearing a mask or possessing fake weapons.

"Local law enforcement agencies, our landlords and their and our local security teams are stepping up nationwide to ensure we provide the safest environment possible for our guests," AMC said in a Facebook post.

At , one Cinemark employee said they will also be relying on the mall's security for any incidents that might occur. However, they will not be banning masks or costumes.

steve bouchard July 22, 2012 at 03:10 PM
Not a good reaction from the theaters or the authorities. I'd say this is the beginning of the end.


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