POLL: Does the Colorado Shooting Spree Change Your Movie Plans?

Has it left you spooked or will you hit the theater to see one of the summer's expected blockbusters?

The Dark Knight Rises drew many to midnight screenings in Los Angeles early Friday and was expected to draw thousands to theaters throughout the weekend.

Now some law enforcement agencies are on high alert in light of the recent shooting in Aurora, Colorado that left 12 dead and at least 50 injured

In Hollywood, police plan to do  while the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department issued a statement saying it was beefing up security throughout the county at theatres and public venues.

At  had sold-out crowds since the midnight screening Friday morning, and have increased both private security teams as well as the Los Angeles County Sheriff's presence (there is a station at Universal CityWalk).

"We are concerned for the safety and security of all our audiences," . None of the Batman screenings have been canceled or delayed and there have been no incidents. The focus is to keep the moviegoing experience "safe and enjoyable," she said.

Patch stopped by a theater in .

Britney Young 24, and her friend Adriana Granados, 25, said they had real concerns when they heard the news.

“I feel like it could happen in any movie theatre in any city,” said Young. “That’s what makes it so scary. But we can’t let crazy people ruin our summer.”

Patch Asks: Will you skip going to the movies this weekend? Is the new Batman movie too good to miss? What are your thoughts on the recent shooting?

Vote in the poll and then share your thoughts in the comments.

Miki Henderson July 21, 2012 at 08:42 PM
I've been crying and watching TV for 24 hours and can't sleep. I was going to take my grandboys to the IMAX screening at Unviersal and even after watching Anthony's quotes from the anonymous handsome guys and all the others, I decided I'd be too jumpy to go see this movie. All I can think is the time that all teh shooting went on is the same time that all those 20-somethings met their deaths. I'm not going to the movies in a long time, I think, and when I do, it will be in the daylight, and maybe Brave or some other disney mvoie.
david gardner July 21, 2012 at 10:22 PM
Don't let some deranged ahole dictate your lives.....it's too short to run scared!
vinniecarruso July 22, 2012 at 02:49 AM
thay what the killer wants, he wants to get you scared and not go to the movies, the hell with him and you should take your grandboys and enjoy the show:) i have not gone yet, but plan on going tomorrow:D please take the kids, miki:)
Kathy July 22, 2012 at 06:06 AM
because the movie theater is dark, no one could have seen it coming. but let's say you're not in a darkened movie theater..you can always tell by body language, if someone is about to mug you. if you're paying attention, it's easy to read people's intentions. if someone is about to commit a crime, they give away clues. it's almost funny, in a pathetic way..
Jared Rice July 25, 2012 at 09:22 PM
I don't know if I'll ever go to the cinema again. I think I'd just spend all of my time feeling on edge and wondering if I'm safe. You never really notice how difficult it would be to get out of a theater in a situation like this, until it happens. I'd rather watch them on DVD in the safety of my own home.


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