Local movie theater owner reacts to Colorado shooting - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Local movie theater owner reacts to Colorado shooting

As the severity of the tragic Colorado movie theater shooting unfolds, people in Lubbock are wondering what this means for theater security here in the Hub.

Gary Moore, CEO of Premier Cinemas, says he expects the crowds to continue to congregate at our local theaters.

"America's love affair with movies isn't going to change because of the terrible decision of one man in Colorado made last night. We're a resilient country and we're a resilient people. We pick up and move forward at times like this with great resolve. This is not going to be an exception," said Moore.

Moore is currently working on opening a Premier Cinema in Lubbock's South Plains Mall. He says security is always a major concern when building the theaters.

"We have pretty advanced security systems. This particular facility in Lubbock for example has 80 security cameras," said Moore. "We're going to continue to do what we've always done and that is to evaluate security needs every week, making adjustments if necessary."

In addition to cameras, Moore says theaters typically use several security guards; some of which are Lubbock Police Officers. "Combining all those elements you hope to achieve a very efficient level of security and safety. You can't stop everything but you can only slow it down," said Moore.

Moore doesn't anticipate any changes in theater security because of the tragic shooting, but he knows undoubtedly this will change the lives of many. "It's a horrible sad event and our hearts go out to friends and family of victims that were there. It's never happened before in a movie theater and we certainly hope and pray it never happens again," said Moore.

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