Local theaters were making changes for movie-goers following the deadly Aurora, Colo. mass shooting.
Officials at Cinemark Stoneridge Plaza Movies 16 in Gahanna said they are making security changes and police are stepping up patrols.
However, despite the efforts to increase security, movie patrons still felt uneasy at the theater Friday night.
Garrick Turner said the shooting was still in the back of his mind as he awaited a movie at the AMC Dublin Village 18.
"How does a guy even get that close to a movie theater with a gun and a rifle dressed up, and no one even says nothing or stops him?" Turner said.
AMC announced it would ban movie-goers from wearing costumes or face-covering masks. It would also no longer permit guests to bring in fake weapons.
In Gahanna, the mass shooting was not enough to deter customers from going to the theater.
"We've been coming here for awhile. It's pretty safe around here," movie-goer Chris Scoby said. "It's a horrible tragedy but I'm still coming out. It's not going to stop me from seeing a movie."
Gahanna police said special duty officers were requested by movie officials. The extra patrols will last through the weekend.
Officials told 10TV the theaters pick up the costs for the extra security measures.
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