CULLMAN — In the wake of a tragic shooting that left 12 dead in Colorado early Friday morning at a screening of the new film The Dark Knight Rises, local officials say they do not anticipate any issues locally — though they will be more vigilant, just in case.
Cullman Carmike 10 manager Harold Bernard said his staff will be extra attentive at screenings this weekend, but he doesn’t anticipate any problems or changes.
“I actually spoke to my superiors, and I don’t believe we’ll need any extra security,” he said. “I don’t believe we’ll have any problems. But, we will have our employees be a little more diligent, and keep an eye on the auditoriums and who’s coming in and out.”
Cullman Police Chief Kenny Culpepper said he hasn’t planned for an increased police presence at the theater this weekend, though he will have officers in the area.
“I know that some other places around the country are asking for extra patrols,” he said “We will talk to the local theater manager, but we keep patrols in that area anyway. We're not anticipating any problems, but we will be nearby as a comfort for people.”