Police will be keeping a closer eye on Charlottesville and Albemarle County theaters this weekend. Both police departments say moviegoers will see more patrols around area theaters this weekend in the wake of the mass shooting in Colorado.
Charlottesville moviegoer Ana Blum said she is "deeply sad and concerned that the places that are supposed to be most safe for us, you know, going into a movie theatre and totally relaxing and being in the present moment peoples trust is eroded now."
We're told the move shouldn't raise concern but it is an appropriate response in light of the incident. Regal Cinema says theaters will have stricter rules over costumes people might wear to the movies.
They also say a message on the theaters automated phone system telling patrons that effective immediately packages, backpacks and other similar items are no longer allowed isn't new and was started just after 9/11.