Scared to see movies?

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Scared to see movies?

SecretToyLover2 SecretToyLover2
I am deeply saddened by the shooting in Colorado. I truly want to avoid seeing Batman because I feel as if a copycat may arise in another theatre. Therefore, I am trying to avoid the movies for a while. Not forever, and not all movies, but simply the movie The Dark Knight Rises. I feel silly, but it is a serious matter if you truly think about the fact that copycats are always out there. Does anyone else feel a little scared? I agreed to see the movie in two weeks, but no sooner.

I was personally in a situation where I almost lost my life to a man with a gun and after something like that, I can't take chances. It is hard to make others understand unless they were in a similar situation.
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Yes, I am afraid.
SecretToyLover2 , Airen Wolf , silverdragonfly9 , Bignuf , - Kira - , xOhxSoxScandalousx , michael scofield , Anne
8
No, there's nothing to be afraid of.
PassionateLover2 , Yaoi Pervette (deleted) , TheirPet , Apirka , Zombirella , princessss , Incendiaire , Princess Zelda , brevado , spookycutie , GONE! , dv8 , Boyfriend , Rin (aka Nire) , Feisty , Missmarc , J5ive , hhh
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I'm scared, but it won't keep me from enjoying what I love.
SecretToyMan
1
I'm slightly worried, but only SLIGHTLY.
ellejay , MissBre , MissCandyland , Gone (LD29) , Sammi , Lildrummrgurl7 , CAKES , SadoMas , eeep , Rin (aka Nire) , AliMc
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I am avoiding the movies for a few weeks, but not forever.
SecretToyLover2 , ellejay , MissCandyland , ToyGeek , VictoriaDaniel1 , GONE! , eeep
7
I am avoiding the movies for a few days.
I think copycats may be out there for this particular crime since it was so well planned.
SecretToyLover2 , - Kira - , PassionateLover2 , MissCandyland , xOhxSoxScandalousx , CAKES , GONE! , eeep
8
I think there will be no copycats for this crime.
teachmetouchme , SMichelle , Zombirella , Princess Zelda , Sinfully
5
Honestly, I don't know what to think.
Gettinmymojoback , eeep
2
I am NOT avoiding the movies.
Peggi , sixfootsexxx , teachmetouchme , SMichelle , Yaoi Pervette (deleted) , BlooJay , Zombirella , Gone (LD29) , Sammi , Princess Zelda , xyrella , Sinfully , brevado , leatherlover , spookycutie , Allstars316 , Abombadong , Rin (aka Nire) , Feisty , Leather & Lace , J5ive , AliMc
22
Other (explain)
K101 , Airen Wolf , Peggi , PropertyOfPotter , mpfm , laflauta , Noelle , Stinkytofu10 , PassionateLover2 , PeaceToTheMiddleEast , edeneve , Gracie , Gone (LD29) , Sundae Sparkles , ksparkles16 , Alan & Michele , G&L , Mirachaya
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Total votes: 100 (65 voters)
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07/22/2012
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K101 K101
Quote:
Originally posted by SecretToyLover2
I am deeply saddened by the shooting in Colorado. I truly want to avoid seeing Batman because I feel as if a copycat may arise in another theatre. Therefore, I am trying to avoid the movies for a while. Not forever, and not all movies, but simply the ...
No because I don't watch movies or ever go to a theater. However, this is so weird because yesterday, I was in the parking lot at my hair stylist and these two strange guys start chatting to me and my partner. One said he bets this awesome batman movie isn't even going to get a whole bunch of viewers because of the shooting! I guess he predicted right. We never even seen these dudes, but they were the first people I'd heard about the shootings from, and then my partner decided to tell me he had known and forgot to tell me! Lol. It's HORRIBLE! I was horrified, shocked when they told me. It's very scary and I suppose I might would feel scared if I were a person who frequented theaters in Colorado.
07/22/2012
SecretToyMan SecretToyMan
Babe, I'm scared too but I enjoy spending time with you and we shouldn't let that get in the way. I don't think you're silly for wanting to wait two weeks but if you were wanting to never see a movie again I would find that silly
07/22/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by SecretToyLover2
I am deeply saddened by the shooting in Colorado. I truly want to avoid seeing Batman because I feel as if a copycat may arise in another theatre. Therefore, I am trying to avoid the movies for a while. Not forever, and not all movies, but simply the ...
I am deeply saddened and afraid but I don't think that in our town we have much to worry about...still doesn't everyone feel that way? I dunno, I'm not gonna let a chicken shit terrorist diminish my enjoyment as much as I can but I will admit to being afraid.
07/22/2012
Peggi Peggi
It was tough for me to pick the answers that I felt best matched my thoughts.

I've ALWAYS been afraid to go out in public places, whether it be theaters, restaurants, or grocery shopping. I am constantly paranoid since I currently no longer have a license to carry a concealed weapon including tasers, and I feel like a sitting duck.

Seeing the pictures, reading the reports, and getting first hand reports on a message board from a guy who was THERE...I don't understand how things like this can happen! I mean, of course I understand, but I don't understand.

Things like this happen more and more, and it is terrifying that something like that isn't difficult to plan out at all, so I am sure there will be others doing something similar, though I'm not sure it will be copycats.

The outside world is scary and it makes me want to go out less and less, but I won't just sit around inside all day because of it. I'll just carry pepper-spray til I get my permit again at least to carry a taser, and then I will feel just fine going out.
07/22/2012
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
I can't even imagine the loss that was experienced by that shooting! It's horrible and makes me very sad. I'm not, however, afraid of it happening anywhere that I would go to see a movie. I don't have a desire to see that same film anyway, but I'm not scared to go to the theatre when I'm able to.
07/22/2012
teachmetouchme teachmetouchme
This is a terrible tragedy that affects everyone living in the USA. I am not personally interested in seeing "Batman" but this will not prevent me from going to the theatre (I'm taking a week off--I really didn't have plans to go to the movies this weekend anyway).

If we remember back to 9/11/2001, our fear crippled the country and many businesses, and people were affected. I flew about a month after the airports re-opened and the worst part of everything was when I noticed the small food stands shut down. Our fear caused many, many people earning little more than minimum wage to lose jobs that were probably very, very urgently needed. There is such a "trickle down" effect and it's always the people in the lowest paid jobs that suffer the most.

I truley beleive, and hope and pray with my heart, that this is an isolated incident that will not be repeated. Let us all privately think of this tragedy and the lives lost, but please don't stop supporting theatres.

On a side note, this has sparked conversations amongst "Hollywood" folks about their responsibility to the public and if these violent movies contributed to this horrific act. The director was interviewed on CNN and hesaid that perhaps it is partially Holywood's responsibility not to glorify violence. Of course, take the information from where it came and he may just be subliminally encouraging people to see Batman to see whay all the hype is about. Batman, and other violent movies, I probably will not go to in the future, but they are not my type anyway. Give me a good comedy or a romance movie and I'm happy!!! I also like historical movies.

Please keep the victims in your hearts.
07/22/2012
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by SecretToyLover2
I am deeply saddened by the shooting in Colorado. I truly want to avoid seeing Batman because I feel as if a copycat may arise in another theatre. Therefore, I am trying to avoid the movies for a while. Not forever, and not all movies, but simply the ...
It's sad, but with copycat idiot's out there, and terrorists probably going "why didn't we think of that", we decided NOT to get into a big crowd like that, and cancelled our plans to go with a group to see the Dark Night Rises. All of us agreed to wait till the big theater crowds were far less.

Is it silly? Probably. However, sometimes you have to weigh a minor risk against the possible gain (seeing some movie a week earlier), and make a choice.
07/22/2012
SMichelle SMichelle
The shooting in Colorado was an absolute tragedy, and my heart certainly goes out to all involved. I truly believe that this was an isolated incident.

I was a little nervous at first to go to the movies, because the sounds of gunfire can certainly blend in well with the sounds of some movies. That said, tragedy's can happen anywhere.

If I allowed myself to live in fear, I would never really live. I'd never travel to Scotland where my boyfriend lives, as I'd be too worried about crashing, or having terrorists on board. I'd never go to the gas station to fill up my car, as shootings have happened in gas stations. I'd never go to the grocery store to buy food, as shootings have happened there. I'd never go clothing shopping, because shootings have happened at malls. I'd never sit in a movie theater, enjoying a film, because shootings have happened there. I'd never go jogging, because people have been shot while jogging. I'd never sit in class at university, because gunmen have unleashed fire on classrooms before. ...and so forth.

Instead of allowing fear of what could happen to paralyze us... I believe we need to simply live every moment to its fullest, because anything could happen at any moment, at any place. I know the fear is hard to get past, but I believe that the victims of this horrible tragedy, and the victims of every other terrible tragedy, would want everyone in the world to know it's important to live life to its fullest.
07/22/2012
- Kira - - Kira -
I am, but I've always worried about something like this and I'm a naturally very anxiety ridden, paranoid person. I don't go to the movies much anyhow, but I'll likely be avoiding them for a while now.
07/22/2012
laflauta laflauta
I really wanted to see that movie, but the idea of a copycat scares me a lot, too. I'm waiting a couple of weeks so the crowds thin out, and I'll go in the middle of the day when it's only high school kids and retirees. I don't think anyone is going to shoot up a theater with 10 people in it.

I agree with everyone that we shouldn't let fear take over our lives. Think of all the people who see movies in a year vs. how many of them have something have something like this happen. The chances of the same thing happening to any one of us is very small. Don't let fear keep you away from what you want to do, but make a game plan for doing it in the safest way if it makes you more comfortable.
07/22/2012
Noelle Noelle
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Originally posted by SecretToyLover2
I am deeply saddened by the shooting in Colorado. I truly want to avoid seeing Batman because I feel as if a copycat may arise in another theatre. Therefore, I am trying to avoid the movies for a while. Not forever, and not all movies, but simply the ...
I'm not afraid for myself, but I am always afraid that I will be somewhere with my kids and something like this could happen. I couldn't handle it if something happened to my kids. I'd lose it. But am I afraid of it happening to me? No, I don't really worry, I'm ready when my time comes, just not ready for my kids.
07/22/2012
Stinkytofu10 Stinkytofu10
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Originally posted by SecretToyLover2
I am deeply saddened by the shooting in Colorado. I truly want to avoid seeing Batman because I feel as if a copycat may arise in another theatre. Therefore, I am trying to avoid the movies for a while. Not forever, and not all movies, but simply the ...
We haven't been going to the movie theaters for years now... it was getting too expensive anyways.
07/22/2012
PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
I am deeply saddened by this event too. It is a horrible and terrible tragedy that makes me very sad. But just like terrorism, I’m not going to prevent it from letting me see this movie or any movie. I will not let fear prevent me from going about my business.
07/22/2012
Yaoi Pervette (deleted) Yaoi Pervette (deleted)
I will not allow fear to rule my life. I will continue to do whatever I wish without being scared of what may or may not happen. Many people avoided flying and certain other activities after 9/11 out of fear. I was not one of those people. I refuse to let criminals and terrorists have power over me. Truth is I am more likely to be killed by illness or things I do every day, such as driving my car, than crime or terrorism. If something happens, there is nothing that can be done, so I see no need to worry about it.
07/22/2012
KrazyKandy KrazyKandy
I will most likely not see the movie, or at least for a very long time mostly because I am very saddened that this happened and I know I wont be able to enjoy myself while thinking of those who were affected.
07/22/2012
TheirPet TheirPet
I went to go see The Dark Knight the day after the shooting. There were tonnes of cops and the theater was just about empty. You can't feed the fear. It's good to be cautious for copycats and danger, but you can't stop doing the things you enjoy because something might happen. It means that they win. The bad guys win cause they made terror rule your life.
07/22/2012
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
This saddens me as well. I barely went too the movies anyways. I think they need too do something now too make it more safe for people.
07/22/2012
xOhxSoxScandalousx xOhxSoxScandalousx
It really saddens me to know that going out to a simple movie theater to have fun can instantly turn into a tragedy. Life is so short and this is a reminder. My heart goes out to the families who lost a loved one during this shooting. I seriously never wanna go to the theaters again but my husband made me realize that any day can be your last and you can't live your life in constant fear. We did go to the movies yesterday after much convincing from my husband and it went alright. Nothing bad happened thankfully.

I seriously think Batman movies are cursed. Heath Ledger died during the shooting of the last Batman movie before this one and now this big tragedy happens at the screening of the newest Batman movie. Something doesn't seem right and I definitely won't be seeing this movie in Theaters.

Will there be copycats? Possibly, but I seriously pray there won't be and that the movie theaters will have better security and safety precautions in their facilities now after what happened.
07/22/2012
BlooJay BlooJay
Such a tragic event! It's unfortunate people do things like this. What a sick a**hole.

I'll still go to the movies.
07/22/2012
edeneve edeneve
Quote:
Originally posted by SecretToyLover2
I am deeply saddened by the shooting in Colorado. I truly want to avoid seeing Batman because I feel as if a copycat may arise in another theatre. Therefore, I am trying to avoid the movies for a while. Not forever, and not all movies, but simply the ...
I won't watch anything that's disturbing for me. I don't need that kind of energy around me. the more that I expose myself to negativite energy, the more I become negative. also, I believe that the more we expose ourselves to negative stuff, it eventually desensitizes us to the reality of the event(s). even on TV I just change the channel a.s.a.p.
07/22/2012
edeneve edeneve
Quote:
Originally posted by SecretToyLover2
I am deeply saddened by the shooting in Colorado. I truly want to avoid seeing Batman because I feel as if a copycat may arise in another theatre. Therefore, I am trying to avoid the movies for a while. Not forever, and not all movies, but simply the ...
I won't watch anything that's disturbing for me. I don't need that kind of energy around me. the more that I expose myself to negativite energy, the more I become negative. also, I believe that the more we expose ourselves to negative stuff, it eventually desensitizes us to the reality of the event(s). even on TV I just change the channel a.s.a.p.
07/22/2012
Gracie Gracie
When things like this happen emotions run high for a while. But I know I do not want to approch life and make choices based on fear. It is good to step back, reevaluate priorities and make changes if necessary, but we shouldn't be operating from a place of fear.
07/22/2012
princessss princessss
I understand being afraid of the idea of going to the movies, especially if you live in a large city. But I'm not really worried about it cause I live in a small town. But that doesn't mean it won't be in the back of my head.
07/22/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
In all honestly, I don't think people need to live in fear. This was a horrible situation but it's rare. I don't think there will be a copycat. Of course no one knows for sure. I went to the movies last night and I wasn't afraid. They did have police officers there but our theater is in the mall and they always have a cop or two walking around the mall on the weekends in addition to mall security guards. I have seen posts on facebook from friends that live in different areas or states that mentioned police being stationed at their theater. This isn't being brushed off or taken lightly.
I also don't think this had anything to do with the movie and I was shocked to hear HLN trying to blame it on the violence in the movie or the guy mentioning that he was the Joker. The Joker didn't dress like that and his hair is green, not the red the shooter died his hair. Trying to blame the violence in the movie is stupid if you ask me. This was a 24 year old MAN, not an impressionable pre-teen. This man knows write from wrong. This was planned. Why people plan these things, we will never know and it's a shame that we can't in order to stop it from happening again.

I say, go to the movies if you want to see something. Don't live in fear.
07/22/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
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Originally posted by K101
No because I don't watch movies or ever go to a theater. However, this is so weird because yesterday, I was in the parking lot at my hair stylist and these two strange guys start chatting to me and my partner. One said he bets this awesome batman ...
I would probably avoid the theater there for awhile though I doubt this will happen again there. I don't blame anyone in that area for not going to the movies. It's sad though .
07/22/2012
Zombirella Zombirella
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Originally posted by Zombirella
In all honestly, I don't think people need to live in fear. This was a horrible situation but it's rare. I don't think there will be a copycat. Of course no one knows for sure. I went to the movies last night and I wasn't afraid. They ...
Wow, I cannot spell today
07/22/2012
Gone (LD29) Gone (LD29)
I hate to say it, but something (or someone) crazy can strike anytime and anywhere. Do events like this make me nervous? Yes, they sure do. But I'm not going to change my habits or plans just because something else might happen at some point in the future.

Agreeing with the sentiment above (SMichelle, I think), think of how bleak life would be if you never saw a movie, or went to the mall, or took your kids to the park, or went to any number of public places with large numbers of people.
07/22/2012
Incendiaire Incendiaire
I hopped on a plane right after 9/11, I don't let these sort of things trouble me.
07/22/2012
Gettinmymojoback Gettinmymojoback
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Originally posted by SecretToyLover2
I am deeply saddened by the shooting in Colorado. I truly want to avoid seeing Batman because I feel as if a copycat may arise in another theatre. Therefore, I am trying to avoid the movies for a while. Not forever, and not all movies, but simply the ...
I'm flabbergasted by this crime. It is just so sad..
07/22/2012
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