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POLL: Batman Fans Not Nervous About Safety at Menlo Park Theater

Fans of the comic hero turned out Friday to see the summer blockbuster on its opening day, but the tragedy in Colorado was still on the minds of some.


The tragedy in Colorado wasn't stopping Batman fans from checking out 'The Dark Knight Rises' at the at Friday afternoon.

Despite the frightening events at a midnight screening in Aurora, Colorado - where a gunman opened fire in a crowded theater, killing twelve moviegoers and injuring scores more - fans of the Caped Crusaider had little concern about seeing the movie.

"None at all," said one woman when asked about whether the incident in Colorado worried her when heading out to the theater today.  "Crazy things are always happening out there," she added before dashing through the rain to her car.

About half of those queried were unaware of the massacre at the movie screening late last night.

“Yeah, it did have an effect on me,”  said Arlivia Sylvester, who had just seen the film and had heard about the shooting in Colorado on the radio on his way to the theater.  “Not concern about my safety, but hearing it, it was in my mind in the movie, like, ‘oh yeah, someone could come in here.’”

“That was wrong for him to do that,” Sylvester added.  “I was kind of scared someone would come in, another guy could do the same thing.”

 

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Tom Maras July 22, 2012 at 10:49 PM
Perhaps, if the press would stop exploiting tragic events and promoting bad sequels, the public, like the old song suggests, could smile and be happy!
Bucky Winters August 19, 2012 at 07:11 PM
I am more concerned about my safety and well-being from the roving packs of mongrels in the mall or getting my car stolen.
Tom Maras August 19, 2012 at 09:05 PM
Buying the neurotic and self-promoting press hype will kill more neurotics than and shooter ever will!
Tom Maras August 19, 2012 at 09:24 PM
Poor Arlivia Sylvester, do you realize that location could have had a tornado, an earthquake, a sinkhole, yada, yada, yada! Live your life in fear, and you surrender it to to those that make that fear! Be alter, be cautious, but never live in fear. Life is too short!
Bucky Winters August 19, 2012 at 09:36 PM
Tom, I agree with the natural disasters above. You forgot being on Smith Street in Perth Amboy at night. Horrifying!!!!!
Tom Maras August 20, 2012 at 08:15 PM
Bucky, Our men and women in the military, at least the ones on the front lines, do not get the salaries, benefits or pensions as do those who are sworn to "Protect and Serve" according to their union contracts! Perth Amboy was, in the past, and can be in the future, so much more! But it will take real leadership, not mealy mouth politician wannabes! As the Templar Night said in Raiders of the Lost Ark, choose wisely!
Bucky Winters August 20, 2012 at 08:31 PM
Tom, you are 100% correct on all counts here!
Bucky Winters August 20, 2012 at 08:32 PM
Tom, you are 100% correct on all counts here!
Tony_S August 20, 2012 at 09:24 PM
I drove through Perth Amboy last week. Bucky, you are very funny and speak the truth!

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