Cleveland Cinemas 'Taking Precautions' As Batman Movie Opens

In the wake of the shooting tragedy in Colorado, the local movie chain says it will take "precautions to help address our patron's safety."

says it will "take precautions" in the wake of the tragic and horrifying shooting at a Colorado movie theater that has claimed the lives of at least 12 people and injured some 50 others.

A gunman opened fire during the midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises in a suburban Denver theater, and police have arrested the suspect, James Holmes, a 24-year-old graduate student at the University of Colorado, according to the Huffington Post.

Cleveland Cinemas released this statement today:

Cleveland Cinemas wants to extend its sympathies to the victims in the incident at the Century Theatre in Colorado and to their families. Our thoughts are with them as they begin the difficult healing process.

The safety and security of our patrons is important to us.  Given the recent incident in Colorado we are taking precautions to help address our patron's safety concerns

A spokesperson from the theater company said they could not divulge details about the "precautions" because of security reasons.

The Dark Knight Rises is showing at the following Cleveland Cinemas locations: Capitol Theatre, Chagrin Cinemas, Shaker Square Cinemas, and Tower City Cinemas.

Rich W. July 20, 2012 at 04:42 PM
OK am I missing this? Exactly what precautions are they taking?
Michelle Simakis July 20, 2012 at 04:45 PM
They said that for security reasons, they could not discuss the specifics.
Joe Andrews July 21, 2012 at 08:46 PM
Paula we're you there the night of the attack at Shaker? Do you know exactly what happened? Or did you just read and hear what others said. Maybe you should investigate what really happened that night before making such judgments about the staff


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