There will be no heightened police presence at the cinemas at New Roc City in New Rochelle.
Police Commissioner Patrick Carroll said the New Rochelle Police Department maintains a larger police detail during the summer months at the multiplex.
That force will be in effect this weekend following the movie theatre massacre that took place in Aurora, CO, early Friday morning.
Patch contacted parent company Regal Entertainment Group to ask whether any additional precautions would be put into place for weekend screenings, but a spokesperson was not immediately available for comment.
Regal did post the following statement on its Web site:
"We are profoundly saddened by the tragedy that occurred at a Denver area theatre and are concerned for the victims and their families. The security and safety of our guests and staff is always our number one priority. As is our custom, we will continue to monitor the situation and adjust our security needs as necessary. In the meantime, our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families."
Showings in the IMAX theater in New Roc City were sold out Friday afternoon and evening. Only tickets for early morning and noon-time screenings were still available for Saturday, according to Moviefone.com.
The Huffington Post reported when smoke began to spread in the Colorado movie theater, some moviegoers thought it was a stunt that was part of the "The Dark Knight Rises." They saw a silhouette of a person in the haze near the screen, pointing a gun at the crowd and then shooting.
"There were bullet (casings) just falling on my head. They were burning my forehead," Jennifer Seeger, a filmgoer in the theatre, told HuffPo. She added that the gunman, dressed like a SWAT team member, fired steadily, stopping only to reload.
According to , the young gunman, James Holmes, 24, is from the San Diego area town of Ranchos Penaquitos. Holmes holds a bachelor's degree in neuroscience from the University of California, Riverside, which confirmed his graduation from the school in spring of 2010.
The Huffington Post is reporting Holmes was a University of Colorado-Denver student pursuing a Ph.D in neuroscience. Ramona Patch's search of San Diego Superior Court shows Holmes has no local record—not even a traffic ticket, said Karen Dalton, a public affairs officer with the court.
The suspected shooter's family, who live in Rancho Penaquitos, released the following statement:
"Our hearts go out to those who were involved in this tragedy and to the families and friends of those involved. We ask that the media respect our privacy during this difficult time Our family is cooperating with authorities in both San Diego, California, and Aurora, Colorado. We are still trying to process this information and we appreciate that people will respect our privacy."
The shooting has prompted the , according to Iowa City Patch local editor Stephen Schmidt.
HuffPo reports that according to the local police, Holmes lives in an apartment in Aurora, approximately five miles from the Century 16 movie theater where he gunned down moviegoers.
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