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AMC Theatres Make Changes Following Shooting

The chain will not allow masks or fake weapons in the theaters following the massacre in Colorado. AMC has two theaters in Lawrenceville, Ga.

AMC Theatres released the following statement via Facebook following the : 

"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."

There are two AMC Theatre locations in Lawrenceville. One at  and the other on .

What do you think about AMC's plans? Tell us about it in the comment section below.

jena shamsiev July 21, 2012 at 12:39 AM
The costume and Batman mask didn't make this guy pull the trigger and anyone can carry a gun in their pocket. Items meant to detect such threats may be a good idea without making avid movie goers and fans have to sacrifice their experience. Be diligent about checking bags at the door, keep someone posted at entrances( and exits) to keep an eye out for suspicious behavior. There is no sense in dissallowing the costume wearing. This guy could have worn anything else and still done the same thing. Your intentions are good but you are going about it all wrong.
Cowboy February 21, 2013 at 11:56 PM
Checking bags would violate our unlawfull search rights, but you will not search me unless I'm suspected of a crime.... If you do check, you will find a CCW permit and gun...... for all of our protection.... In Georgia, a business MUST post a sign stating "NO GUNS ALLOWED" in order for us CCW permit holders to leave ours in the car...

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