In Texas, Florida and Virginia patrons of Regal Cinemas has noticed a swing in the environment of the property.
Due to the recent shootings at movie theatres, Regal Cinemas has The chain has amended their rules to search any and all bags entering the theater.
The new change has seen a lot of backlash from patrons of the company.
“So no gun control, but now YOUR bag will be searched at the movies because ... you know, more "Freedom." @NRA style.” said one patron on Twitter.
ESPN on air personality Bomani Jones also shared his thoughts on the issue.
“Regal cinemas south beach has the manager checking bags. it'd make more sense to work on the smell in this auditorium,” said Bomani on Twitter. “I look forward to regal cinemas south beach doing the same when this whitey bulger movie comes out. it's about rough ppl. gotta keep us safe.”
One of my favorite tweets about the issue discussed our point of view on the right to carry arms. “What sickness makes us prefer to be frisked rather than restrict the proliferation of firearms?”
Luckily we have seen no issues over this new mandate from the company, but I don’t see how this will help business. If this policy is to be enforced, it needs to be an all or nothing stance. You can’t just search people when you feel like it, all have to be searched to make everyone comfortable.