WAITE PARK – The movies will be shown as usual tonight (Friday) at Marcus Parkwood Theatre in Waite Park.

In a statement posted on their Facebook page, they say,

“We are saddened by the tragedy in Aurora, Colorado, this morning. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, the associates at the Century Theater and the Aurora, CO community.  These senseless, random acts of violence, by disturbed individuals, can happen anywhere, but had never occurred in a U.S. movie theatre in its 110-year history.

Safety and security of our guests and associates is always a priority concern. We will take appropriate measures to have our security precautions in place today and every day.

All showings of “Dark Knight Rises” and all other motion pictures at all Marcus Theatres will go on as scheduled.”

WJON caught up with a few Waite Park moviegoers this afternoon. Here are a few local reactions to the tragedy.