Cinemas Ban Masks, Prop Weapons At ‘Star Wars’ Release

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Citing safety concerns, movie theater chain Cinemark is warning audiences ahead of the December 18 opening of Star Wars: Episode VII that they are not permitted to wear masks or face paint as part of any costume, nor can they carry prop weapons to screenings of the film. What do you think?

“It’s a slippery slope when the public feels entitled to their safety.”

Grace Deam • Staff Motivator

“These precautions make sense. From a distance, it’s impossible for police to tell the difference between a harmless prop and a deadly electrostaff.”

Denny Wimble • Engine Technician


“Guess I’ll only be dressed as Kylo Ren for 22 hours that day.”

Lorne Padera • Solar Energizer