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Many moviegoers see 'Dark Knight' as planned

Friday, July 20, 2012

Security is being beefed up at theaters across the Triangle following the shooting early Friday at a Colorado movie theater.

Moviegoers faced new security precautions in the wake of the tragedy. Theater managers may ask people to remove masks. And at other theaters, costumes are banned, as well as fake weapons.

"I think an upped security presence wouldn't hurt," said moviegoer Stephen Lorey. "With any other thing, you don't want it to happen, and any preventative measures are always good."

Others were taking their own precautions, like Lauren Ferree, who opted to take here two kids to see Spiderman.  

"I would feel more comfortable going to a movie that had less of an impact I guess than Batman," said Ferree. "And because he chose that movie, I would be very nervous to go in there, afraid of somebody trying to maybe outdo what he did."

Many though, said they aren't letting the shooting keep them home.

"You can't let it keep you in the house and scared that something going to happen just because it happened once," said moviegoer Spencer Griffith. "It's terrible that it did happen. But what are you going to do about it. Hope it's just one crazy person and not a bunch of them."

Many Batman tickets were pre-sold, but it was unclear how many people may have opted to stay home.

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