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Regal Cinemas has announced that it will begin checking moviegoers’ bags upon theater entry nationwide, in the wake of two unrelated movie theater shootings (Lafayette, LA and Nashville,TN) this summer, according to reports.

“Security issues have become a daily part of our lives in America,” said the company in a statement on its website. “Regal Entertainment Group wants our customers and staff to feel comfortable and safe when visiting or working in our theatres. To ensure the safety of our guests and employees, backpacks and bags of any kind are subject to inspection prior to admission. We acknowledge that this procedure can cause some inconvenience and that it is not without flaws, but hope these are minor in comparison to increased safety.”

This summer’s most recent events events occurred almost three years after James Holmes, who was recently sentenced to life in prison, opened fire in a Colorado movie theater, killing 12 people.

This is ‘Murica.

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