ROANOKE, Va.—Locally, police are stepping up patrols at movie theaters after 12 people were killed and 59 wounded at a "Batman" movie in suburban Colorado.
Thousands of people are expected to see the "Batman" movie this weekend.
WDBJ7 spoke with several moviegoers Friday, and everyone said they were troubled by the Colorado movie shooting.
Some say they will still go see the movie, but they may not be as comfortable.
But they may not be as comfortable to see "The Dark Knight Rises."
Word of the tragedy has a few reconsidering their plans.
However, most will still buy a ticket Friday night and throughout the weekend.
There was a line outside the Valley View Grande on Friday afternoon. People wanted to get their tickets early to ensure a seat for later shows Friday night.
Jake Harnish reluctantly went to the movies this afternoon.
"I kinda was looking over my shoulder honestly," Harnish said. "I was really looking around and taking notice of where things were and who people are and making sure there aren't any copy cat thinking going to go on."
Trevor Stewart of Roanoke said "You come to the movie theater wanting to see a movie. You don't think about something bad happening. So, it's not really on my mind. I've never experienced anything like that. So, I'm not too worried about it."
Management at the Regal Valley View Grande referred me to a corporate media specialist. Our calls were not returned Friday afternoon.
Roanoke Police typically have an off duty officer at the theater on the weekends.
Police say the theater requested an additional officer.
Roanoke County Police have also increased their patrols at theaters.