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Chicago Police to Monitor Theaters

Few theaters in the area have suggested any changes to their schedule of Dark Knight Rises showings

Friday, Jul 20, 2012  |  Updated 12:48 PM CDT
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Chicago Police to Monitor Theaters

As fall out continues from the seemingly random act of murder in a suburban Denver, Colorado movie theater, local authorities are turning their attention to the cineplex. 

Chicago Police News Affairs released a statement just after 12 p.m. that signaled an increase in security at various Chicago movie theaters. 

"The Chicago Police Department extends its sincere condolences and prayers to the victims and families of the tragic incident in Colorado," the statement read. "We are in contact with our law enforcement partners investigating this incident. We will remain vigilant in our enforcement efforts and give special attention to movie theaters throughout the City."

Few theaters in the area have suggested any changes to their schedule of Dark Knight Rises showings. 

Milwaukee based Marcus Theaters, which runs a number of cineplexes throughout Illinois said they weren't going to change. 

 

“We are saddened by the tragedy in Aurora, Colorado, this morning.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, the associates at the Century Theater and the Aurora community. These senseless, random acts of violence, by disturbed individuals, can happen anywhere, but had never occurred in a U.S. movie theatre in its 110-year history. Safety and security of our guests and associates is always a priority concern. We will take appropriate measures to have our security precautions in place today and every day.All showings of “Dark Knight Rises” and all other motion pictures at all Marcus Theatres will go on as scheduled.”

Stay tuned to NBCChicago.com and NBC 5 for continued coverage of the Aurora, Colorado shooting. 

 

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