1. First, James Holmes' Aurora, CO, shooting left 12 moviegoers dead in 2012. Last month, two died in Lafayette, LA, watching Amy Schumer's "Trainwreck." And yesterday, a hatchet-wielding man with a pellet gun was shot and killed in Tennessee after storming a cinema. This begs the question: should movie theaters add metal detectors to increase security? Theater executives don't love the idea, instead calling for stricter gun laws. Both the added cost, and logistical hurdles are cited as issues.
2. Even if executives aren't keen to adding metal detectors in theaters, a proposed law in South Carolina may force their hand. State Representative Wendell Gilliard has pre-filled a bill calling for mandated security, with hopes of putting the bill to a vote in the upcoming legislative session. Gillard isn't alone, as a new study from Variety found that 34 percent of moviegoers would like to see security beefed up.
3. How about you? Should movie theaters invest more in on-site security?