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MO movie theater hires police officers as security

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) -

You may have noticed an added security presence at Cape West 14 Cine over the past few days.

Up until this week, the cinema has been paying off-duty police officers to act as security guards.

When you come to see a movie you want to feel safe as you walk through the front doors.

That's why Cape West 14 Cine is enlisting off-duty police officers as security.

The move came after a deadly shooting at a Louisiana movie theater on July 23.

The theater collaborated with the Cape Girardeau police department.

One woman who said while that may make some people feel more safe, she's not going to let others dictate what she does.

"Why should i worry?" said Sharon Thurm. "For every nut, there's always a lot of nice people and why should I worry? I mean, if I go around worrying all the time, I'd never go to a restaurant, I would never go to any kind of public meeting so why should I worry?"

Another woman and her grandson have a different take on the issue.

"We were talking about how it would be terrible because it would be so easy to just come in and start shooting up. He was worried. He said he's worried about that because our theater had maybe 10 people in it so anybody could have come in and shot it up," said Julie Tillman.

Employees say after the incident at a Nashville theater they'll most likely extend the security measure for a few more days.

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