Movie Theaters Introduce Bag Searches

Movie Theaters Introduce Bag Searches


REGAL ENTERTAINMENT HAS DECIDED TO DO BAG CHECKS ON
MOVIEGOERS IN ORDER TO PREVENT ANY MORE MASS SHOOTINGS. THEY
ARE DOING THIS AS A RESPONSE TO THE MULTIPLE MASS SHOOTINGS THAT
HAVE HAPPENED RECENTLY, AND THEY HAVEN’T RELEASED A STATEMENT
ABOUT THIS. “SECURITY ISSUES HAVE BECOME A DAILY PART OF OUR
LIVES IN AMERICA. TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF OUR GUESTS AND
EMPLOYEES, BACK BAGS 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.”>>HERE’S WHAT I’D DO
INSTEAD. NOW, WE ARE IN A POLICE STATE, EVERYTHING IS IN
LOCKDOWN. I’M NOT BLAMING THE COPS, WE TALKED ABOUT THIS, THE
MOVIE CHAIN IS REACTING. NO, HERE’S WHAT I’D RATHER DO, TAKE
AWAY EVERY GUN IN THE COUNTRY. GO AHEAD, YOUR HEAD CAN EXPLODE RIGHT NOW. YOU LOVE YOUR GUNS,
YOU THINK YOU ARE GOING TO PROTECT YOURSELF, AND A TINY PERCENTAGE OF YOU EVER USE IT
FOR THE RIGHT REASONS. THERE’S ENDLESS STORIES WE DIDN’T DO
THIS WEEK, THERE WAS A WOMAN WHO WAS BEING TAUGHT GUN SAFETY BY
HER BOYFRIEND, SHE ACCIDENTALLY SHOT AND KILLED HIM. HEíS DEAD.
HOW DO YOU LIKE THAT FOR GUN SAFETY? THERE WAS A TODDLER IN ALABAMA WHO PICKED UP A GUN AND,
OOPS, KILLED HIS DAD. BECAUSE OF YOU GUYS, WE HAVE TO
GET OUR BAGS CHECKED, AND THE NEXT THING YOU KNOW IT’S NOT
JUST THE MOVIE THEATERS, IT’S THE MALLS, AND WE’RE ALL
BEING CONSTANTLY MONITORED. HOW DO YOU LIKE YOUR
FREEDOM NOW?>>REMEMBER, THEY ARE CARRYING
GUNS TO PROTECT OUR FREEDOM. DO FEEL PROTECTED BY NOW?>>YEAH, HOW’S THAT
WORKING OUT
FOR YOU?>>REGAL ENTERTAINMENT IS GETTING A LOT OF CRITICISM FOR WANTING TO
CHECK PEOPLE’S BAGS. SOME PEOPLE THINK THIS IS AN EXCUSE
TO CHECK IF PEOPLE ARE SEEKING IN SNACKS, OR WHATEVER IT IS.
BUT THERE ARE SOME GUN RIGHTS ACTIVISTS SAYING, I WANT TO BE ABLE TO
GO INTO THE MOVIE THEATER WITH MY GUN, BECAUSE THE GUN IS GOING
TO PROTECT ME. EVEN WITH ALL OF THESE MASS SHOOTINGS, PEOPLE
HAVING THEIR LIVES TAKEN WHILE WATCHING A SIMPLE MOVIE, PEOPLE
ARE STILL PUSHING TO TAKE THEIR GUNS TO MOVIE THEATERS. KEEP
YOUR GUN AT HOME, YOU ARE GOING TO BE ENTERTAINED BY A MOVIE,
THAT’S IT, KEEP YOUR GUN AT HOME. I WOULDN’T GO AS FAR AS
BANNING ALL GUNS, BUT THE FACT THAT WE CAN’T EVEN PASS
COMMONSENSE GUN LEGISLATION TO TAKE GUNS AWAY FROM CRIMINALS
IS MIND BLOWING TO ME.>>AM I REALLY GOING TO TAKE
EVERYBODY’S GUNS AWAY? I COULDN’T POSSIBLY DO THAT, EVEN
IF I WANTED TO. SOMEHOW THE GOVERNMENT IS GOING TO COME AND
TAKE 300 MILLION GUNS OUT OF THE HANDS OF THE AMERICAN
POPULATION? NOT OVER THEIR DEAD ñ YOU KNOW ñ COLD BODY. I KNOW
THAT, I KNOW THAT. AND YES, I WOULD COME TO A REASONABLE
MIDDLE GROUND, BUT IF YOU ARE ASKING ME PERSONALLY ñ GIVE ME
THOSE TWO CHOICES, GET CHECKED EVERY TIME YOU GO INTO A MOVIE THEATER OR BAN ALL GUNS?
NO-BRAINER, BAN ALL GUNS. THEN I GET TO GO TO A MOVIE
WITH PEACE OF MIND.>>I SEE WHY REGAL ENTERTAINMENT
IS DOING IT, I THINK THEY GENUINELY DO CARE ABOUT THE
SAFETY OF MOVIEGOERS. PEOPLE LIKE ME, I HAVE NO INTEREST IN
GOING TO MOVIES AFTER WHAT HAS HAPPENED, MAYBE THAT IS AN
UNREASONABLE FEAR, BUT I DON’T CARE. WHEN YOU COUPLE THIS WITH
THE ASTRONOMICAL MOVIE PRICES AND THE SNACK PRICES, WHY DO
PEOPLE GO TO MOVIES? IT IS SO EASY TO WATCH A MOVIE IN THE
COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME, WHERE YOU DONíT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT PAYING
SEVENTY DOLLARS FOR A TICKET AND HAVING SOMEONE RUFFLE THROUGH YOUR BAG.>>IN LA NOW, IF YOU WANT TO GET
THE NICER SEATS, MEANING SEATS WHERE YOU CAN ACTUALLY SEE THE
SCREEN, ONE PLACE I WENT IT WAS THIRTY DOLLARS.>>NO, THAT’S CRAZY.>>WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS? I CAN
GET IT ON NETFLIX IN A COUPLE OF MONTHS. SO, THE COMBINATION
OF THE INSANE PRICES, AND THE INSANE SHOOTINGS, WE ARE AT A
TIPPING POINT HERE. I DON’T THINK THE MOVIE THEATERS REALIZE
THE TROUBLE THEY ARE IN. THE POINT OF GOING TO A THEATER
IS FOR A DATE, A GOOD TIME, TO RELAX. IF YOU ARE NOT RELAXED, AND IT
BECOMES LIKE THE AIRPORT, WHO WANTS TO GO TO THE
AIRPORT FOR FUN?>>I DON’T.>>IF IT BECOMES LIKE THAT,
NOBODY IS GOING TO GO. THEY ARE RUNNING THEIR OWN DEATH WARRANT, IRONICALLY HERE. BUT IT’S BECAUSE OF THE LUNATICS
RUNNING AROUND WITH GUNS SHOOTING PEOPLE IN
MOVIE THEATERS.>>I WONDER IF MOVIE PRODUCTION
COMPANIES ARE GOING TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS. I THINK IT WILL DETER PEOPLE
FROM GOING TO THE MOVIES. THERE IS MONEY TO BE LOST.>>BY THE WAY, IF THE TERRORISTS
WANTED TO TERRORIZE AMERICA, THEY WOULD HAVE GONE AND DONE
MASS SHOOTINGS AT MOVIE THEATERS. WE DID THEIR WORK FOR
THEM, WE ALLOWED GUNS EVERYWHERE AND THERE ARE LUNATICS IN EVERY
SOCIETY. WE LET THE LUNATICS HAVE THE GUNS, THEY WALK INTO
MOVIE THEATERS AND RUIN OUR PEACE OF MIND AND TERRORIZE US. AL QAEDA AND ISIS HAS GOT TO BE
SITTING BACK SAYING, HA-HA THEY DID THIS TO THEMSELVES.

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  1. also you dont need to have a bag to bring in a gun to mass kill. its called wearing jeans and a hoody. barrel down jeans and stock going across chest. magazine in pockets. boom. mass shooting and you fucks that dont believe in guns are dead! Happy?

  2. If a madman brought a gun to a theater that had security and planned on shooting everyone inside, what is stopping him from pulling the gun out before hand and shooting the security guard along with everyone else regardless?

  3. I'm a security guard. We commonly do bag searches for much less, especially at large social gatherings. It works really well, many people get pissy about it but it seems to resolve the problem fast after the first offender faces the backlash from the pissy people.

  4. Murika the country were you are to scared to walk down the street without an assault riffle and can't go to a movie without a pat down "LAND OF THE FREE AND HOME OF THE BRAVE ?"

  5. I like how gun nuts think having a gun with them in a movie theatre is going to protect them. Yeah, in a dark, crowded cinema you're going to pick out a gunman (or gunwoman) in all the commotion and noise and shoot him/her dead and not hit any innocent people.
    Wow, you gun nuts are so fucking awesome!

  6. Sexy words Anna… What do you suggest for your "common sense reform" that we don't already fucking have? And btw, in order to take guns away from, ANYONE, don't you need to send more men, with guns??? Weird how that works

  7. Next thing you know you'll be strip searched at every public place , metal detectors everywhere all because gun nuts and the NRA cant live without their guns . Guns do more harm than good, i really don't see why everyone needs one .

  8. All joking aside, I used to work for Regal, and I totally wouldn't put it past them to want to use this as an excuse to check for snacks and drinks. The food and drinks we sold were so over priced that the lower management would look the other way when people brought in their own food. We even went as far as to flat out tell people not to buy bottled water in the theatre, because we legally can't stop people from bringing in their own source of water. It drove the upper management up a goddamned wall. They started bribing us with "pizza parties" to try and get us to sell more "combo" meals. You know, instead of paying us more. (spoiler alert, most combos don't save you any money. It's simple math.)
    So yeah, Ana's derisive about this point, but it's not really unreasonable to assume that, because Regal's the kind of company that would do just that.

  9. They check bags in the UK for alcohol-no one cries like the dislikes ramping up- they know you are going to take in cheap snacks and they don't take them away from you.

  10. At one point in history, guns did more good than harm. But today, all they do is make things worse in a domino effect. As Cenk said, the U.S. is filled with lunatics with guns who kill people. Which in turn causes Cops to kill more people, because they suspect everyone might be a lunatic with a gun. And now that Cops are killing people, people are going to start killing cops for killing people. What a beautiful fucking tragedy.

  11. SMH..TYT your saying that people having guns will make this country a police state. Your right mind blown. Cenk is up for the dumbest statement ever award with that one. If all guns were banned today we would be an Orwellian society within 10 years.

  12. Even Though m A TYT Fan Their To Leftist Sometimes They Could Have Used This Story To Push The Reasonable GUN Regulations Like ANA Was Talking About Just Back To Where They Were In The 90's Plus The Loopholes. But Then Again I Could Say he Same Thing About TAXES On The RICH. At The Very Least Should Get Rid Of The BUSH TAX Cuts & Return To Where They Were Under Clinton Helping Create A Surplus…

  13. Why is it that people believe their need to be stricter laws and psychological tests for having a gun but not a child? I been pushing for the idea of having to be in the right mental state and not be psychotic to have a kid. Too many babies are losing their life due to having crazy ass parents and you can't control who you are born to. I say let the baby be born but to a adoption agency or foster home. At least then the adopters get a background check.

  14. They'll never take guns away because of human nature. A lot of these people have screwed over many Americans in different ways. Take away the neutralizer (the gun) and they fear they may have to enter into the realm of survival of the fittest. It's ridiculous, but these are the thoughts. "What if some big Black guy comes to my house and takes what he wants" is the thought process. A good coward to point to would be the killer of Trayvon Martin.

  15. the regal in times Square has done this for years. it was for outside food I think, but either way it is over the line IMO.

  16. I've said this before but I'll say it again. if someone wants to do harm with a gun, they will get one, regardless if the are illegal or not. the only thing tighter gun control will do is increase the black market for them.

  17. So what happens when we ban guns and somebody kills somebody with a knife? better ban those, and also get ahead if it and ban baseball bats, hammers and anything else that's portable and can bed used as a weapon. Also if somebody wants a gun to shoot somebody, he's probably past obeying the law that he shouldn't have a gun, he'll go get one.

  18. The Grand Theater just stopped allowing those of us to carry our CONCEALED guns who have Concealed Carry Permits.  BOYCOTT Grand Theater!!!!

  19. Oh ya this will work ever gun nut I know carries there gun in there purse or backpack. Not in any kind of holster under there clothes or anything like that.

  20. I think America should just ban assault rifles. Like I don't understand why ppl need a semi-automatic weapon lol. Just allow handguns and pistols. So if there is some crazy guy wanting to kill ppl he kills 7 ppl instead of 70 ppl…

  21. Omg, I just realized these shootings are the work of movies corporations in an attempt to search for cameras from filming for piracy. I knew there was something off about it.

  22. You think this will stop the people who enjoy guns and shooting?  Schools and colleges, shopping malls and movies, churches…they'll just find another target soon enough – sports events, open concerts, parks, weddings.  Get one finding another target and the rest will follow.When will the US citizens learn that they will never win the war on crime if all they do is perpetuate the problem by adding more guns.

  23. This doesn't have to do with guns. Regal just wanted an excuse to look for outside snacks and drinks, so that they can raise their profits.

  24. Look you can't get rid of all guns, what your just going too make all guns dissapear? All 300 million? Your just lumping in a massive amount of Innocent people with a couple radicals who killed people, under this logic why don't you say well you see muslim's have killed lots of people why don't we get rid of all muslims? If there are no muslims they can't get guns and we are all safe right?

    I like watching you guys and you have interesting debate's but when it comes to guns you are completely blinded by hate and the only thing you research about gun's is numbers of deaths, you talk about banning assault rifles yet they are used in 1% of shootings!! I live in Canada and we have 2 guns for every person and those are just legal gun's, you don't see us killing each other left and right. Its your country thats created a toxic culture that causes this mass violence. Background check and gun safety course MANDATORY all done perfect gun law's.

  25. I just wait for the dvd releases to come out. Too many crazy people around these days and soon, theaters will become obsolete.

  26. Isn't banning all guns just as stupid as banning alcohol during Prohibition? People will just find other ways to obtain guns.

  27. All Mericans must do everything in public naked, problem solved.
    Guns, guns, guns the answer to everything.
    Per capita winners SUPER DUPER GUN MURDER RATE awards again this year.
    Well done.

  28. Lol, who goes to the movie theater anymore.  You can get a decent projector for less than $500, a decent sound system for less than $200, hell throw in a couple gravity chairs at $40ish a pop. Now you can watch anything you want, anytime you want, with no previews or commercials, you can pause rewind, ect,, you can drink, eat, smoke and fuck whatever you want, You can even pass out because you are already home in a reclined position. They are just burring their own coffin with this.

  29. Am I the only liberal to believe we should uphold the 2nd ammendment? I love these guys but when they start talking about gun control, it's like they flip the stupid switch. You don't pick and choose what parts of the constitution you want to uphold. This is a gun owning country. If you don't like it, get the fuck out. And those are Cenk's words. And if they change that, Alex Jones isn't going to be a lone, shirtless nut bag. There will be a whole 'well regulated militia' screaming, "Remember 1776!"

    But, Alex Jones will probably still be crazy.

  30. they do this in the Philippines, and illegal guns are a huge problem. I feel much safer having security checks at malls, movie theaters, etc

  31. What if the movie employee checks a bag, find a gun and then gets shot in the head.  The guy who was planning on doing a mass shooting in the theater decides he is going to do it in the lobby. Either way you have a room full of bleeding people.

  32. I think that America should have a similar set of gun laws to the UK, people can have certain types of shotguns (single and double barreled) and people can have certain hunting rifles (after background checks, and independent people saying that they are not lunatics).

  33. You take the guns from the criminals first then you can take guns from honest responsible gun owners if there is still a need for it . And if you ask me once the gangs legal ( police are just legal gang members , your head can explode now ) or illegal and criminals don't have guns there wont be as much of a gun problem .

  34. If you´re afraid a bunch of guys will blow up your theatre….shut it down then. Because there´s no point treating a bunch of people who want to go to see a movie…….like a bunch of people who want to go to a movie theatre to do something else than to watch a movie.

  35. Do you know what folks? I just went to a Canadian movie theatre a decade ago and I had no fear any idiot was gonna blow my head off and returned safe and pristine when I came back to Iceland. I´m living proof nobody but bums think stupid ass laws nobody needs are actually necessary. Can you imagine? I´m actually alive and it´s 2015!!! Yai!!!!!!!!!

  36. what about the thousands of stories where guns save innocent lives?

    typicall anti gun folks, always pick out the bad side and say "we gotta ban it!"

    if you ever getting only one side of the story and is ignorant to the other side , thats indoctrination

  37. Odds are it has little to do with firearms, a simple walk through metal detector and a wand will solve that (a direct bag check is not required). Its more then likely just a deterrent to prevent people from smuggling in food and drink items (85% of the theaters profits come from concessions)

  38. Dammit Cenk you just gave the repubs the perfect soundbite. Ban all guns? What's the point of even saying that? After all the times I've told a paranoid gun nut "nobody wants to take your guns"?… Just stick to the script on this one k?

  39. Bullshit. They are just doing it to prevent them from bringing food in.

    They all ready have this assigned seating thing. Where they claim it is so you can reserve your seat in advice. BS you are just trying to prevent people from going in and watching more than one movie. This is all for them to make more money

  40. How about keep police in every theatre…also i disagree with Genk…if criminals want guns, then they will get them illegally…we should be able to protect ourselves with concealed carry and bring them into a theatre. Imagine the last shooter getting shot down by a civilian as soon as he pulled his gun…

  41. This is one of the most obvious steps towards ending white terrorism.
    But let's be honest, they also want to prevent people from bringing their own food in.

  42. I carry my firearm in my waistband as a lot of other do, even the ones with bad intentions. I don't walk around with bags or pack packs. My wife has one big purse she carry only when we go to the movies and its full of food. Regal be honest, been to one 2 days ago ,and they don't even have up no weapons signs which is the first step. It's about money not safety.

  43. If you conceal carry then they won't find it in your bag. They aren't patting you down. Employees aren't allowed to touch your stuff so you show them what is in your bag. It isn't like you are getting frisked.

  44. You cannot take guns away from criminals. And no we honest good non-criminals are not going to give our guns up so that the only ones that have guns are the criminals.

    A criminal breaks into your house and they have a gun but you don't because the government came and got yours, so you try to tell the criminal, I am calling the police as the criminal shoots you to death.

    No gun, no defense from a gun.

    Sure you might not ever have to use your gun, but it's like insurance, it's better to have it then not to have it, just in case you might need it.

  45. To be fair, I don't think it means were in a police state. A private company can choose to enact those rules if it wishes – just like you can choose not to go to their movie theaters. With that being said, I think it's sad that our movie theaters are trying to do more to curtail gun violence then our government.

  46. How sad of a country are you when you have that many guns and have to be searched at movie theaters? The terrorists have won without doing anything but putting fear into your minds. Pussies.

  47. how illegal are guns in France? and yet… Charlie Hebdo… how illegal are guns in Aus? and yet ISIS carried out shootings there… oh golly gee, how could this be?

  48. Regal is making sure you dont bring your own cheaper candy and drinks.

    Do you think Regal would react appropriately if they find Neo from The First Matrix Movie at the elevator scene?

    If this was about security, they'd have done this right after the Colorado Movie Shooting.

  49. And a well regulated militia means you can own a gun in your home, in case the UK invades or China or whatever, we have an armed populace.

    Some far right wingers did somehow manage to let people start walking around with concealed weapons and that's going to cause more problems than anything else. Sure it does allow you to defend yourself in certain situations, but it also allows things like the Zimmerman case to come up.

    Moderation guys, moderation.

  50. if you want to take away all the guns [of course aside from those held by the government] then you are no more in favor of the constitution than someone who wants to repeal birthright citizenship

  51. How about just having metal detectors at the door. Like the security things at Wal-Mart and other stores.

  52. i got a better idea so we don't have our freedom violated constantly at ballparks, movie theaters and public spaces in general. effective gun control legislation? ohh how radical an idea. how anti american of me.

  53. How about just download the movie and not get ripped off at the cinema? then you can keep your gun and you wont get shot by batman.

  54. Do men hide guns in bags? In my experience men conceal guns under their cloths. Women sometimes conceal a gun in a handbag, but how many mass shootings involve women shooters? This policy sounds like it will be ineffective.

  55. 1.5 million lives were saved in America in 2014 due to firearms, according to the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, and less than nine thousand people were murdered as a result of them. Those are F.B.I. stats. Stop pretending to give a shit when you wont show the other stats, it shows your clear bias towards gun ownership. #fact

  56. “They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”

    As if the guy that is about to mass shoot people in a theater is going to be like "Aww shucks they are going to check my bag!" and walk away.

  57. Hey. Guess what. If youre a criminal who intends to shoot up a place, laws saying you can't own a gun won't fucking matter now will it? For fucks sake, do people not realize how much the illegal gun trade would still flourish? I can buy an AK right now if I want to, I wouldn't have to go more than 5 minutes from my house. Hell, the dude down the street was busted for owning grenades, assault rifles, and cocaine! Doubt he would've given a flying fuck about gun laws. Think realistically. Laws apply to law abiding citizens. Something that mass shooters are not. That being said, no one needs a gun everywhere. My father is one of the older generation people who carries his sidearm everywhere he goes, open carry, and I can't stand it personally. It's annoying. All people need is self control, proper education, and common sense.

  58. If a terrorist wants to shoot up a movie theater do you honestly think bag checks are going to stop him? No. It won't stop him. He's out to kill. He'll shoot the ticket employee, the concession stand, etc. Bag checks will not stop this! I'd feel safer if a man sitting next to me had a gun on him, due to his license to carry, just in case a nut job does enter the theater. At least we'd have someone there to shoot back vs. no guns to defend ourselves agains the crazies.

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