SAN ANTONIO -- Movie theaters across the nation are responding to the Aurora massacre and beefing up their security. So what is being done here in San Antonio?
A spokesperson for Santikos said measures that already have been put in place will be taken a step further. That means double-checking big bags or purses.
A massive shooting inside a Colorado Cinemark movie theater left a dozen dead and several others injured early Friday morning. The suspect was armed with a rifle, a shotgun and two handguns.
The theater company's leader said this was an unfortunate, isolated incident.
"We're constantly focused on the security of our patrons on all our theaters," said Tim Warner, CEO of Cinemark.
In San Antonio, managers of different movie theaters have been flooded with calls inquiring about their security measures.
"Due to last night's events, we've decided to increase even more just to make sure that our guests feel safe when they enter the building," said Chris Prichard, assistant director of operations for Santikos.
Prichard said they prepared for the big weekend premiere of the new "Batman" movie six months ago, but after the deadly shooting in Colorado, they're beefing up security.
"(We're going to have) off-duty officers at all our theaters, security personnel that work for us both in uniform and out of uniform." Prichard said.
KENS 5 also inquired about security at the Alamo Drafthouse. In a statement we were told in part:
"...Guest safety is, and will continue to be, a priority for theater owners. NATO (National Association of Theater Owners) members are working closely with local law enforcement agencies and reviewing security procedures."