Naples moviegoers react to new Regal Cinemas security policy

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NAPLES, Fla. – Moviegoers in Naples seem to be on board with the new security measures Regal Cinemas is taking in light of the recent theater shootings.

“A lot of my family members won’t go to the movies anymore, they’re concerned about it,” Henry Linzer said.

“We come here once a week every Wednesday,” Linda Grimm said.

People like Linzer and Grimm are happy to see Regal Cinemas stepping up their security. Signs are posted on their doors nationwide warning that if you have a bag or backpack, you may be subject to inspection.

“It is a good idea,” Ruth Ayoub said
“It’s unfortunate it has to happen but it is a good idea,” Pamela Landy said.
However, the comments on Regal Cinemas Facebook page aren’t as understanding. One person wrote, “Idiots. Search female purses but not any males. Watch your sales drop.” Another wrote, “I don’t own a gun. I have only ever touched a gun one time. I will not be visiting your businesses because I won’t have my purse searched.
Moviegoers in Collier County don’t think the plan is fool proof, but say it’s a step in the right direction.
“We were just talking about this over lunch that if you have someone that’s intent on doing this, they’ll figure out a way to do it anyhow,” Grimm said.
“Public places, with the way things are currently, I guess that’s the way it’s going to be,” Linzer said.
WINK News has reached out to Regal Cinemas’ corporate office but have not heard back.

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