This morning, the cinema world has had to react to the shock of a celebration of one of the biggest films of the year being turned into a tragedy. The Aurora, Colo. “The Dark Knight Rises” theater shooting has unfortunately left its stamp on society and the movie going experience.
The film’s studio, Warner Brothers Pictures has released a statement in regards to the violent act:
“Warner Bros. is deeply saddened to learn about this shocking incident. We extend our sincere sympathies to the families and loved ones of the victims at this tragic time.”
The studio has also cancelled the Paris premiere event of the film and cancelled all media interviews.
On Facebook, AMC Theaters has expressed their condolences and talked about their plans to keep theaters safe:
We are terribly saddened by the random act of violence in Aurora and our thoughts are with the victims and their families. For the safety and security of our guests and associates, we are actively working with local law enforcement in communities throughout the nation and under the circumstances, we are reaching out to all of our theatres to review our safety and security procedures. Being a safe place in the community for all our guests is a top priority at AMC and we take that responsibility very seriously.
Twelve were killed and more were injured in the mass shooting during a midnight screening of “The Dark Knight Rises.”
The staff at Midcoast Station also wishes to extend our sympathies to the victims and their loved ones.