BOISE -- In the wake of the shooting at a Colorado theater during a screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" Friday, movie theaters here in Idaho are responding.
Regal Entertainment owns the Edwards Theaters in the area. They, along with the National Association of Theater Owners, issued a statement sending out their prayers for the victims and their families.
They also said, "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."
Carole Skinner saw the news this morning.
"I was horrified," she said. "It's just a terrible thing."
Skinner is the owner of The Flicks in downtown Boise, and is also a member of the National Association of Theater Owners. She gathered up her employees Friday morning and reminded them of the security procedures they already have in place.
"We have a sign that says, 'All bags are subject to search.' We've always had that sign. So, we do that," said Skinner. "We make sure the doors are secured. My staff knows to call 911 if there's a suspicious person or suspicious activity, not to try to handle it themselves. We're double-checking all of those kinds of security measures."
Skinner also said their security is helped by their great relationship with Boise Police, who regularly patrol that area.
She also echoed what we heard from Boiseans going to see "The Dark Knight Rises" today -- that it was a terrible tragedy, but it's no reason not to see a movie or just live your life.
"I thought for a second, it might be a little scary," said Daniel Clark, who saw the "The Dark Knight Rises" in Boise Friday morning. "But I don't live life thinking, 'I can't do something, something might happen.' If it happens, it happens, nothing you can do about it."
"It was a horrible, horrible thing," said Angela Hermosillo, who also saw "The Dark Knight Rises" in Boise on Friday. "But, it doesn't do any good to sit at home and avoid going out in public because of that."
"You can't just be terrified of your shadow," said Skinner. "You have to do what you do."