The Colorado tragedy has local movie theatres and local law enforcement in touch with each other to talk about security.
Sheriff Newell Normand says the major movie theatres in his parish have been communicating with his office, sharing information and ideas about security. The sheriff says it's natural for the public to be concerned.
"I know that people will be concerned. It is a gut-check," Sheriff Normand told WWL First News. "If you see anything that your uncomfortable with or doesn't fit, react to your gut, because your gut is typically right."
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In New Orleans, a police spokesperson says theaters have been in touch with NOPD commanders. Both New Orleans and
The National Association of Theatre Owners, an industry trade group, issued this statement today:
"On behalf of all the members and staff of the National Association of Theatre Owners, our hearts and prayers go out to the victims of this despicable act and their families. We are grateful for the quick and effective response by police and emergency personnel. Guest safety is, and will continue to be a priority for theater owners. NATO members are working closely with local law enforcement agencies and reviewing security procedures."
Jefferson theatre owners have hired off-duty cops for security details.