The Joker will be released worldwide this weekend. Although limited to the US, a change before the film debuted attracted great attention. US officials, who have placed police officers in movie theaters, fear that history will repeat itself while warning audiences about violence.
California police warned fans to be alert to signs of danger, while the Los Angeles Police Department announced that they would be around theaters when the film was released on October 4th. The reason for such a practice was the 2012 shooting of Batman in a Colorado showroom, James Holmes, who killed 12 people and wounded 70 people.
“The Los Angeles Police Department is aware of public concerns and historical connections to the Joker’s film premiere, polis the police said on Friday. Although there is no significant threat in the Los Angeles area, our department will be located around the halls.
In addition to police measures, some US halls forbade fans to enter the movie theater with painted faces, different costumes, and large bags.
Australian cinema also asked for police support
In addition to the United States, where armed attacks are often taking place in areas where people are massively involved, a cinema in Australia has asked for police support for the Joker. On Wednesday, a screenshot of 4chan via Reddit opened to discussion.
An anonymous account shared a picture of the Joker character portrayed by Joaquin Phoenix. Bazıları Some of you are right. Don’t go to the Ritz Cinema in Sydney tomorrow. The share was then deleted. ‘Some of you’ wrote by the user was also used for sharing over 4chan hours before the school attack in the US state of Oregon in 2015.
The Australian NSW Police Spokesperson said the police were aware of the online sharing, Benji Tamir, Managing Director of Ritz Cinema, said the police were informed, advised them to continue their work as if it were a normal day, and that they would follow this advice.