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Theater attacks prompts bag checks at Regal cinemas

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Movie goers heading into Regal cinemas could now have their bags and backpacks checked under the company’s newest security policy.

On Friday, patrons didn’t seem to mind the slight inconvenience, and one movie goer said it is better to be safe than sorry.

Bags are subject to inspection following the recent attacks inside of movie theaters.

The theater company said it decided to increase security after a man wielding a pellet gun, hatchet and pepper spray attacked guests inside a theater in Antioch, Tennessee earlier this month.

Two weeks before that, one man killed two women and injured nine others in a theater in Louisiana.

Regal has posted its new policy on its doors and ticket counter for patrons.

"It doesn't bother me. Its fine it should happen. Considering what's happened in the news,” said Mary Jane Gryk, of South Windsor.

On Regal’s website, they posted a statement that said “security issues have become a daily part of our lives in America,” adding “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.”

"The way society is set up now you have to watch everything and everybody,” said Dino Michaels. “Especially in a movie theater. Sometimes people bring in bags and stuff. I can't figure that out."

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