AMC Theatre Framingham will be showing The Dark Knight Rises tonight but has made changes to its security policy in regards to the film following an overnight shooting at a Colorado showing of the Batman film, in which 12 were killed and at least 50 injured.
In a statement on the company's Facebook page, AMC said it is reinforcing its security in the wake of the tragedy.
"AMC Theatres is deeply saddened by the Aurora tragedy. Movie going is part of our social fabric and this senseless act shakes us to our core. We’re reinforcing our security procedures with our theatre teams, which we cannot discuss in detail for obvious, safety reasons. 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. We couldn’t be more grateful for their collective support."
AMC also said that while The Dark Knight Rises will be played as scheduled, the company will not allow anyone in masks or with toy or costume weapons.
"At this time, our show schedules circuit-wide will not change. We will not allow any guests into our theatres in costumes that make other guests feel uncomfortable and we will not permit face-covering masks or fake weapons inside our buildings. If guests wish to exchange or refund any tickets, we will honor our existing policy and do as our guests wish. We are taking necessary precautions to ensure our guests who wish to enjoy a movie this weekend can do so with as much peace of mind as possible in these circumstances."
According to the Associated Press, a gunman threw tear gas into a midnight showing of the new film "The Dark Knight Rises" in Aurora, Colorado, before opening fire on the crowd.
What do you think? Did the Aurora tragedy make you change plans to see the movie? Do you think the security measures limiting masks and fake weapons are appropriate?
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