AMC, the second-largest movie chain in the United States, is taking extra precautions following a mass killing at a Colorado movie theater early Friday morning.
The shooting did not occur at an AMC theater, however there is one located nearby at Discover Mills Mall in Lawrenceville.
In addition to an original AMC statement, which can be read by clicking here, the new statement released at 3:20 p.m. said this:
"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.
"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."
Do you think the banning face masks and fake weapons is a good idea? Does the change the whole experience of going to see "Dark Knight Rises."
Editor's note: "Dark Night Rises" is showing at the Peachtree 8 Cinema in Peachtree Corners, however, no one was available at the theater for comment by the deadline for this story.