Local Batman Fans React to Colorado Shooting

By: Muriel Bailey Email
By: Muriel Bailey Email

DOTHAN, AL--This Friday movie goers have 14 showtimes to choose from for " The Dark Knight Rises" and although many local residents are taking advantage of it, there's still a slight worry for some.

"When i first heard about it, it kinda did make me nervous a little bit to go see it, but we still want to come out and have a good time and i hope nothing like that happens," Heather Jimenez.

"It scares me because there's crazy people out there," Amber Dietz.

However, for the big fans the worry and fear, doesn't overshadow the excitement.

"I've been waiting since 2008 to see this movie," said Dwight Morales.

"I'm not afraid, i'm really not," said Angel Dietz.

"Everynight when I sleep in my bed I'm like what's the next batman movie going to be about and I'm like this year it's finally going to happen," added Morales.

"It looks like it's going to be an exciting movie and I'm anticipating watching it," Prentiss Crutcher.

"It's really sad that it happen but i don't think we as American or consumers should stop from going to see one movie because of one person's actions," said Angel Dietz.

And for some, enjoying the movie doesn't mean they won't be more alert.

"We decided to sit in the back row, because we heard he came through the exit door," said Tommy Smith and Libbie Harden.

"You always keep in the back of your mind you got foolish people out there," said Matthew Lewis.

So now with the tragedy, the feeling around town is bittersweet.

"I just know it was a really sad tragedy but i still want to see this movie," added Morales.

Hopefully in a safe way.

The Carmike Cinemas family is saddened by the senseless shooting of theater guests at the Century 16 in Aurora, Colorado. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, their families and the community. Preliminary police reports indicate that the suspect, who is in custody, acted alone and that there is no evidence of any continuing threat.

At Carmike Cinemas our theater teams are trained in standard security procedures and employ a wide variety of those measures at our complexes across the country. Many of the security procedures are visible and others are not in the sight of our guests. Uniformed law enforcement officers and plainclothes agents are routinely used. We pride ourselves in taking every reasonable measure to ensure the safety and enjoyment of all of our guests.

Carmike Cinemas posts a policy in view of guests that informs them of our right to inspect the contents of any backpack, package, or bag prior to admission. Weapons of any type are strictly not allowed in Carmike Cinemas.

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