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AMC theatres stepping up security and banning costumes in the wake of Colorado shooting

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Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- AMC Burbank 125 East Palm Avenue Downtown Burbank May 2012

Photo: FLLewis/Media City G -- AMC Burbank 16 125 East Palm Avenue Downtown Burbank May 2012

Like many movie complexes across the nation today, the AMC theatres in Burbank have boosted the level of security. By the way, if  you’re planning on going to an AMC screening this weekend of “The Dark Knight Rises,” don’t wear a costume. The AMC has banned the wearing of costumes by moviegoers. The details are in this statement put out a short while ago by the AMC corporate office.

AMC Theatres Statement Regarding the Tragedy in Aurora, Colorado:

Kansas City, Mo. (July 21, 2012, 2 p.m. CDT) – 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.

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