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"The Dark Knight Rises" US Theatre Screenings Canceled Due to James Holmes Colorado Shootings?

Jul 20, 2012 03:29 PM EDT | By Zanub Saeed
Anne Hathaway gets in on the action as Catwoman. The Dark Knight Rises brings back the feline foe to Batman.
Anne Hathaway gets in on the action as Catwoman. The Dark Knight Rises brings back the feline foe to Batman. (Source: Warner Bros.)

By Zanub Saeed

Warner Bros is currently considering whether or not they should cancel screenings for "The Dark Knight Rises" because of the massacre that took place during a midnight screening in Colorado, said The Wrap on Friday.

Warner Bros executives got together in the middle of the night soon after the killings by James Holmes took place, and struggled over whether or not to continue the release of the final installment in the Christopher Nolan "Batman" saga, The Wrap said. An executive told the publication that Warner Bros is still watching the news on the movie theater killings that took place in the town of Aurora on Thursday night, and if they should consider canceling screenings across the United States.

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Warner Bros already canceled the Paris premiere of "The Dark Knight Rises" that was set to take place on Friday and attended by Nolan and stars Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, and Morgan Freeman.

The company will make decisions throughout the weekend regarding whether or not to cancel screenings.

A spokesman for the Knoxville, Tenn.-based Regal theater chain told The Wrap, "We will continue to monitor the situation and adjust our security needs as necessary," but did not specifically respond to whether they might cancel screenings.

 

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