Boston movie goers react to Colorado shooting
BOSTON (WHDH) -- Fans have been anticipating the release of the newest Batman film for years, but now a devastating tragedy thousands of miles away has shocked movie goers in New England.
People in Boston said their hearts go out to those in Colorado, but it won’t stop them from going to movie theaters to see the film.
“That’s horrible. I mean, number one everybody’s coming together to see an amazing movie,” said Jon.
Crowds nationwide welcomed the release of the eagerly anticipated “The Dark Knight Rises.” Experts had predicted one of the biggest opening weekends of all time, but news of mass chaos inside a movie theater in Colorado made some pause.
“You’re in an enclosed space, so I mean you really don’t …You’re just enclosed and you’re trapped in a way,” said Dwayne.
Boston movie goers that spoke with 7News, however, said the chances of a similar shooting happening in Boston are slim and the tragedy won’t keep them from the movie. There was still a steady stream of moviegoers heading into the Regal 13 theater near Fenway Park.
“No I’m not in to that type of drama. That’s Colorado. This is Boston,” said one fan.
“You never know if somebody else is going to try it again, but I think it won’t affect anybody coming out to see this film,” said Katrina Hester.
“If I was really scared of everything, I couldn’t do anything,” said Vidhya.
For many this weekend, when the lights go down their guards will stay up.
“I’m an observant person, but there will be an extra little attention to detail now,” said Dwayne.
As of 12 p.m. Friday there hadn’t been any police presence at the Loews Cinema at the Boston Common. The Boston Police Department is expected to release a statement on their security plans in light of the shooting later in the day Friday.
AMC Theatres says it won't be allowing people to wear costumes or face-covering masks into its theaters after the shooting.