US cinema chain Regal introduces bag search after attacks

One of America’s largest cinema chains, Regal, is now searching bags of film-goers following several attacks on movie theatres across the US.

Regal’s updated policy says it wants customers and staff “to feel comfortable and safe” in its cinemas.

It is not clear when it began, but reports say some people had their bags checked at some of the company’s 570 cinemas this week.


 

To be honest, I seldom attend the cinema any more, too many Batman 17’s and Iron Man 44’s, good films all but I can wait till they’re on pay per view or free.

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  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Bit Torrent.
    The only ethical alternative.

    • kkruger71

      Right there with you, but not sure where the “ethical” fits in…

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        Do you think that library’s are unethical too?
        Because refusing to hand your money over to those that wish to use it to destroy you is not only ‘ethical’, it’s a good idea.

        Think of it as a filter.
        Nothing is preventing you from supporting those artists that you like, but it does preclude you from inadvertently supporting those that hate you.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          Stupidest movie I saw in the last year or so was that Matt Damon movie where he goes to Iraq to prove a negative.
          ‘Matt Damon goes to Iraq to find weapons of mass destruction and doesn’t.’
          Next worst movie is the execrable Kingdom of Heaven.

          • Justin St.Denis

            Try TRAINWRECK with Amy Schumer. Never before has a film been so honestly titled. An absolutely horrible piece of shit.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            I’ll just take you at fair warning.
            Let’s go the other way, now.
            Better movies that I’d pay to see in the theatre.
            Movie movies.
            Not rent movies.
            Barfly and Trainspotting are top of mind.

          • Justin St.Denis

            The Age Of Adeline, a recent film, simply enthralled me. Give it a whirl. I watched it twice – something I virtually never do.

            Another one that I absolutely love is Mulholland Drive. I have the DVD and have watched it numerous times. Genuinely weird and absolutely brilliant.

            I would watch anything directed by Alfred Hitchcock or Roman Polanski or David Lynch or Clint Eastwood. Maybe I’m a “directors kinda guy”.

          • Exile1981

            I watch soylent green a few times a year.

          • Justin St.Denis

            Love that movie! Are you a Bladerunner fan?

          • Exile1981

            Of course, I have 4 different editions of that movie, one of which was only ever released on laser disc.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            I understand the directors kinda guy.
            It also helps steer one away from the mind of m night shimaflimflam.
            Musically, I’ve been a label kinda guy. too.
            Anything on Beggars Banquet/4AD records was always good for a spin if you hadn’t heard it before.
            Very useful in the used record store.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            Trainwreck was not even worth pirating.

        • Justin St.Denis

          What a great piece of advice! 😉

  • Mr_bigstuff

    I haven’t been to the movies since they got rid of the piano players –
    I just won’t go since they stopped posting the time the feature starts forcing you to sit through a string of overly loud ads/trailers – Everything overpriced – Getting ‘wanded’ is simply the last straw-

  • Xavier

    What, none of you people like going to gun free zones?

    • Justin St.Denis

      Perhaps that is why we are alive and commenting thereupon.

    • Exile1981

      Large family, small kids…way cheaper to buy the DVD and watch it at home than pay for 7 of us to go to the theater. Also the nearest theater to my house is 45 minutes away and it’s tiny seats 100 people and has crappier sound than the TV at home.

  • Justin St.Denis

    Going to the cinema sucks the big one nowadays, quite frankly. When civil behaviour became the exception instead of the norm, “public” experiences like going to the movies, shopping, walking down the street, using public transportation, etc. became increasingly stressful and unpleasant.

    Sartre was right. Hell indeed IS other people.