Theatres respond to Batman tragedy
Jul 20, 2012 / 10:58 am
The show will go on.
Despite the terrible tragedy in a suburban Denver movie theatre where 12 people lost their lives and many others were injured, theatres across North America will still be showing The Dark Knight Rises.
The film is being shown on 8 screens across Kelowna and West Kelowna, with showings throughout the day. Castanet spoke with Neil Campbell, the Chief Operating Officer of Landmark Cinemas Canada about the theatre chain’s reaction to the tragic shootings.
“There are no changes being made. Nobody is changing their operations,” Campbell says. “It’s a horrible thing to have happened in Denver, but to change what we do would be a case of ‘they win and we lose.’”
Campbell, who is currently attending a business conference in the southern United States, is concerned over how people are reacting to the shooting. “It’s on all day everywhere, and everyone is scrambling to bring in new angles to the story. But if we do anything to change what we do then we give them credence. I don’t want to be seen as milking the situation in any way; that would be vile. The crazies would win.”
Rick Davis, theatre manager for the Landmark Cinemas 8 in West Kelowna, has also confirmed that all showings for The Dark Knight Rises are being presented as scheduled. “All is going ahead,” he says.
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