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Dark Knight Rises Fallout

By Patrick Oliver
July 20, 2012 - 19:45

E! Online is reporting that there has been a reaction from a cinema chain and networks after the tragic events in Colorado earlier today.

'' Warner Bros. isn't pulling Dark Knight Rises from theaters, but there are significant changes going into effect following the largest mass shooting in U.S. history.

After one law-enforcement official noted that James Holmes, the 24-year-old grad student suspected of murdering 12 and leaving 59 others injured during a midnight screening, "had his hair painted red...he was the Joker," AMC Theatres has banned moviegoers from coming to screenings in disguise. The chain won't allow "costumes that make other guests feel uncomfortable" and "will not permit face-covering masks or fake weapons inside our buildings."

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In addition to the costume ban, several networks are pulling Dark Knight Rises TV ads from the airways. ''

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