Central Florida theaters issue message on safety measures

AMC Theatres play message on reporting suspicious characters


ORLANDO, Fla. – A message about safety is now being played at the AMC Theatres. It states, "If you happen to see any suspiciously strange characters or bad agendas, report them to our crew."

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It's a message that has moviegoers talking.

"It's a good message to send because there has been a lot of problems with movie theater shootings and stuff," said Brittany Cavallo.

Most recently, the shooting at a movie theater in Louisiana last Thursday that killed two people and injured nine others. Now, AMC Theatres has created a video message alerting moviegoers to look out for suspicious people or bad agendas and report it immediately.

"I think AMC is doing an awesome job because we should be protecting our people when they come and they should be feeling safe," said Regina Law.

But not everyone thinks it'll work. Lenore Mchugh said her friend was just at the movies and saw a suspicious man but couldn't do anything about it.

"She was afraid to leave because he was right on top of her, so they ran out of the theater. So in that case, what do you do?" said Mchugh.

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However, moviegoers said if this short film is the first step to keeping people safe, they're all on board.

"I think it's good to make people aware because some people just go in the theater, sit down and they are not aware of what's going on around them because they're just looking forward," said Mchugh.

A day after the story aired on local 6, AMC reached out to the station and said that the message has been played before every movie over the past few years. AMC told Local 6 that the message has nothing to do with a shooting at a Louisiana theater earlier this month. 

Local 6 also called Cinemark and Regal to see if they've followed suit, but no one has returned our calls.

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