Regal Cinemas Will Now Search Your Bags

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DALLAS — Just like catching a flight, you’ll have to go through security check to catch a movie at Regal Cinemas.

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Regal Cinemas now checks bags.

Blame it on the recent attacks at movie theaters across the country — the shootings in Louisiana, Tennessee and Colorado.

The Regal Entertainment Group said, “to ensure the safety of our guests and employees, backpacks and bags of any kind are subject to inspection.”

“I hate to say that I approve because it shouldn’t have to come to that point, but I definitely do because I’d like to go see a movie without being shot,” Linda Swift said.

But not everybody is down. What’s next, a pat down to see a movie?

“It threw me for a loop for a minute, and I just wanted a refund,” Tracy Willis said. “I’ll probably go to a suburban movie theater now.”

And now, it’s just a little harder to sneak in candy and snacks — a small price to pay for safety.