The LAPD has said that the following weekend more and more patrols will be performed around cinemas when the Joker is released, after families from the Aurora theater massage 2012 in 2012 letters to Warner Bros. had written worried about the content of the film.
Cops in California warned movie-goers to watch for signs of danger when watching the movie with Joaquin Phoenix, after Aurora-shooter James Holmes dressed as the comic book villager when he fired at the Batman screening of a Colorado theater, where 12 and injury 70 others.
"The Los Angeles police are aware of public concern and the historical significance of the Joker premiere," they said in a statement on Friday.
& # 39; Although there are no credible threats in the Los Angeles region, the department will maintain high visibility around theaters when it is opened. & # 39;
The Los Angeles police will maintain high visibility around theaters & # 39; when the Joker movie with Joaquin Phoenix opens next weekend
This July 2012 evidence photo, released by the Arapahoe County District Attorney & # 39; s Office, shows the Colorado bullet-hole movie theater after the July 20, 2012 attack by James Holmes in Aurora
The announcement was on the same day that Landmark Theaters said it will ban costumes, masks, face paint, props on screenings of the film when it is opened on October 4.
Apparently in the case of a copycat incident of the massacre seven years ago, LAPD warned people to look out.
& # 39; Angelenos must remain vigilant and always be aware of your environment, & # 39; LAPD continued in a statement.
Fans hoping to dress like Phoenix & # 39; s villainous title character when Joker goes to the cinema next weekend won't be able to do this at a big theater chain.
TMZ reports that although some theater chains prohibit certain items such as props or masks, the Landmark ban is the most restrictive for Joker cosplay fans.
& # 39; We do not allow costumes, face-masks or masks from our employees or guests, & # 39; Ted Mundorff, CEO of Landmark, told TMZ.
The Landmark Theaters chain currently has 52 theaters with 252 screens in 27 markets in the United States.
No costumes: fans hoping to dress like the angry title character of Joaquin Phoenix when Joker goes to the cinema next weekend won't be able to do this at a big theater chain
Theater chain: the Landmark Theaters chain currently has 52 theaters with 252 screens in 27 markets in the United States
Wildcard ban: & # 39; We do not allow costumes, face-masks or masks from our employees or guests & # 39 ;, Landmark CEO Ted Mundorff told TMZ
It has been confirmed that the Joker movie will not play at the same Aurora, Colorado theater where the shooting took place in 2012, with the families of the 12 victims writing a letter to Warner Bros. to express their concerns.
& # 39; When we heard that Warner Bros. released a movie called Joker & # 39; in which the character is presented as a protagonist with a sympathetic story about the origin, it gave us a break, & read the letter.
The letter instructed the studio to end, & # 39; political contributions to, candidates taking money from the NRA, while also lobbying for arms reform and & # 39; assistance in financing survivor funds and intervention programs & # 39; s for armed violence to help survivors of armed violence & # 39 ;.
Not in Aurora: it has since been confirmed that the Joker movie will not play in the same Aurora, Colorado theater where the shooting took place, with the families of the 12 victims writing a letter to Warner Bros. to express their concerns
Warner bros. replied with a self-declaration, which they began to acknowledge: "Gun violence in our society is a critical issue, and we express our deepest condolences to all the victims and families affected by these tragedies."
& # 39; Our company has a long history of donating to victims of violence, including Aurora, and in recent weeks our parent company has joined other business leaders to call on policymakers to adopt bi-party legislation to address this epidemic addressing & # 39 ;, she added.
The studio then made it clear that she is Joaquin Phoenix & # 39; s character Arthur Fleck, who transforms into the nefarious Joker, not as a & # 39; hero & # 39; have to consider.
Studio statement: Warner Bros. replied with a self-declaration, which they began to acknowledge: "Violence in our society is a critical issue, and we express our deep condolences to all the victims and families affected by these tragedies".
& # 39; Make no mistake: neither the fictional character Joker nor the film is a confirmation of any kind of violence in the real world. It is not the intention of the film, the filmmakers or the studio to keep this character as a hero, & the statement concluded.
Regal Cinemas, one of the largest theater chains in America with more than 500 theaters and 7,000 screens, told TMZ that they are not taking extra precautions.
& # 39; We do not believe that the content or existence of a movie is a cause or signal of violence & # 39 ;, said a royal representative.
The film comes from his surprising Golden Lion victory as the best film of the Venice Film Festival, long regarded as an early indicator of the skill of the prize season.
Joker has received good reviews from critics, with a score of 76% on Rotten Tomatoes with The Hollywood Reporter projected last week that it would debut at $ 82 million.
If it hits that projection, it will break Venom & # 39; s record of $ 80.2 million to become the highest debut ever in the month of October.
Awards season: the film comes from its surprising Golden Lion victory as the best film of the Venice Film Festival, long regarded as an early indicator of the ability of the award season
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