“Joker” followers hoping to decorate up just like the infamous Batman villain for screenings will want an change of garments, or they’ll be turned away — at the least at Landmark Theatres.
In the identify of security and safety, a number of large theater chains have already enacted insurance policies that prohibit moviegoers from donning masks and face paint or bringing props, however for the opening weekend of Todd Phillips‘ “Joker” movie … Landmark goes a step additional.
CEO Ted Mundorff tells TMZ … “We are not allowing costumes, face painting or masks by either our employees or guests,” particularly for the discharge of the film starring Joaquin Phoenix.
Landmark operates over 50 theaters in 27 markets within the U.S.
Regal Cinemas tells us it doesn’t suppose the “Joker” poses any particular danger as a result of, “We do not believe the content or the existence of any movie is a cause or a signal for violence.”
That being stated, a Regal rep added their theaters are in common contact with regulation enforcement year-round in order that they all the time have information to assist make no matter safety assessments are vital.
This all comes amid backlash in opposition to “Joker,” with critics saying the movie has a harmful message … and the potential to incite troubled people to commit mass shootings.
As we reported … relations of a number of the victims of the 2012 Aurora, CO taking pictures throughout a screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” even despatched a letter to Warner Bros. expressing their considerations with the film, and asking the corporate to help gun reform.
WB responded by saying it’s already takings steps to deal with the epidemic of gun violence, however insisting “Joker” isn’t an endorsement of violence or meant to painting the character as a hero.
Regardless, at the least one theater isn’t taking ANY probabilities. The Century Aurora and XD — the reworked venue the place the 2012 taking pictures befell — is not going to be displaying “Joker” in any respect.