Both Cinemark and AMC theaters have issued statements about the mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater during a screening of the new Dark Knight movie.
The shooting happened inside a Cinemark theater in Aurora.
Cinemark issued the following statement:
"Cinemark is deeply saddened about this tragic incident. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families and loved ones, our employees, and the Aurora community. We are grateful for the quick and professional reaction of all local law enforcement and emergency responders.
Cinemark is working closely with the Aurora Police Department and local law enforcement.
Please keep those affected and the Aurora community in your thoughts."
AMC, which is based in the Kansas City area, also issued a statement.
"We are terribly saddened by the random act of violence in Aurora and our thoughts are with the victims and their families. For the safety and security of our guests and associates, we are actively working with local law enforcement in communities throughout the nation and under the circumstances we are reaching out to all of our theatres to review our safety and security procedures. Being a safe place in the community for all our guests is a top priority at AMC and we take that responsibility very seriously.
Warner Brothers, which distributed the film and canceled its Paris premiere, also issued a statement.
"Warner Bros. and the filmmakers are deeply saddened to learn about this shocking incident. We extend our sincere sympathies to the families and loved ones of the victims at this tragic time."
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