YONKERS, NY — October 3, 2019 — Yonkersites, among other movie attendees are advised to expect a Yonkers Police presence at local theaters this weekend beginning today, Thursday evening, October 3, 2019th to coincide with the release of the “Joker” movie. The Yonkers Police Department has no information indicating specific, credible threats to a particular location or venue; however, out of an abundance of caution and for the safety of our residents, police officers will be assigned to the Ridge Hill and Cross County theater locations.
Movie goers are also advised that theater management WILL NOT be permitting patrons into any theaters wearing face-masks, face-paintings, etc. Additionally, patrons can expect random bag searches and unaccompanied minors will not be allowed into the R-rated movie. Please plan accordingly.
- The public’s concern of violence at “Joker” screenings got national attention after family members of the 2012 Aurora, Colorado movie-theater mass shooting sent a letter to the studio Warner Bros. last week.
- 12 people were killed and 70 more injured during a midnight screening of the Batman movie “The Dark Knight Rises” by a gunman who sparked comparisons to the popular Batman villain, Joker.
- Box Office receipts for “Joker” are projected to break the domestic October record.