DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Nationwide response to security concerns was swift following Thursday’s shooting at a Louisiana movie theater.
Two local theaters in particular, the Alamo Draft House and Studio Movie Grill are taking opposite approaches in addressing fears.
The Alamo Draft House in Richardson is known to be friendly to business from those who legally carry concealed handguns. It’s a known favorite among the CHL community in North Texas, and the management has not given any indication they will be changing their posture.
One of their customers, Hope Kisenmacher voiced for her approval of the managements stance saying, “You can’t live in fear. You can’t let that ruin your life. You just carry your gun with ya.”
Just down the road from there at the Studio Movie Grill off of 75 and Royal the management chose to make it clear they don’t want any guns — even those legally carried inside their movie theater.
Signs posted on their doors Friday night warned customers that their guns weren’t allowed.
“It’ll probably make us feel a lot safer,” said Stephanie Barnes, a Studio Movie Grill customer.
Both theaters did have extra police and security guards on hand at their entrances.
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