JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The show must go on for Jacksonville moviegoers. Just two days after the massacre at the movies in Aurora CO, it's still hard to find a parking spot Regal Cinema.
The South side is not living in fear.
"I was actually going to look on my phone to see what movies were playing tonight," said movie patron Leah Shreeves.
And patrons like Shreeves are not crossing Batman off their must see lists.
"I would definitely still go see it," said Seven Johnson. "I think It was an isolated incident."
Nationally, The Dark Knight Rises still places in the top five weekend movie openings ever according to online's Box
Office Mojo. But former FBI agent Dale
Carson knows from experience that the chance for copycats is real. Locally he said some could try to repeat James Holmes' attacks in an awful attempt to get their 15 minutes of fame.
"I think they want the notoriety," said Carson. They want a piece of that. They see all the attention that's been given to Holmes; the photographs the extraordinary media coverage all those things create in people of weak will or simple minds the desire to participate in that or be part of that."
Still with the hope of stepped up security, patrons are showing up for Sunday night shows.
"It's pretty sad about the Colorado incident but I know that we have great law enforcement here and they are taking great precaution so I'm not worried about it," said Shreeves.
As far as security goes, the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office said each movie theater would have to hire off duty officers to get amped up security. Action News reached out to local theaters, none of which would comment.