Many metro-Atlanta moviegoers said the deadly shooting at a Colorado movie theater makes them think twice about security at local cinemas.
"You don't necessarily think you're going to be a part of something like that," said Dominique DeBruin.
Nationwide, movie theaters typically have lax security and few police officers.
"I was at the movies with my kids yesterday and couldn't imagine them being there," said Whitney Blackmore.
The massacre happened at a showing of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, CO.
Many people said they chalk the incident up to a random act of violence and won't let it deter them from seeing the movie. However, they also feared the shooting would lead to sweeping changes at theaters in metro-Atlanta and across the country.
"I think they'll start implementing maybe some type of security like they do at the airports, like one of those security check-in's of the sort. It's a little ridiculous, but you know, it may be a good thing to do that," added DeBruin.
Atlanta Police Chief George Turner released a statement about the incident on Friday:
"At this time, we are not aware of any ongoing or immediate threats to movie theaters. We are in constant contact with the FBI, and if that changes we would immediately act to notify theater owners and patrons and provide extra security. We have a working relationship with private security agencies in the City of Atlanta, and will certainly assist them with any requests for extra security or patrols to ensure the safety and peace-of-mind of their patrons. We are saddened and disturbed by what transpired in Colorado and our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families, as well as the law enforcement and rescue personnel dealing with the aftermath."
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