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AMC Bans Masks, Fake Weapons From Theaters

AMC, which has a 16-theater complex at North DeKalb Mall, responds to massacre in Colorado.

AMC Theatres, which has a 16-theater complex at North DeKalb Mall, 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."

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

Taylor Dozier July 21, 2012 at 01:14 AM
It's so sad that a senseless and horrific act will now be in the back of people's minds when they attend movies or think of the Batman trilogy. God bless the people in Aurora, CO! North DeKalb Mall has additional security as well as DeKalb Police Officers on location for tonight and Saturday night so that everyone feels safe going to the AMC 16 at the mall this weekend.
john penn July 22, 2012 at 10:40 AM
Please lower the price of the popcorn and drinks as well. Thanks!

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