“Southern Theatres, L.L.C. is responsible for the daily operations of The Grand Theatres and Amstar Cinemas in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas,” 2acheck.com reports. That list includes the Grand Theater 16 in Lafayette, Louisiana, where a gunman opened fire on the audience, killing three and injuring several others before taking his own life. Here’s the chain’s Conduct Policy, which prohibits firearms in all cinemas owned by Southern Theaters . . .
OUR THEATRE PROHIBITS
• Outside food or drink
• Possession of firearms or weapons of any kind regardless of whether openly or concealed, with or without a permit
• Disruptive or disorderly conduct
Examples: shouting, screaming, noisy or boisterous activities, loud music, throwing objects, running, skating, “Heelys”, skateboarding, rollerblading, cycling, interfering with the free flow of pedestrian traffic, and any conduct that reasonably could be construed as interfering with or interrupting another’s right to enjoy the movie-going experience
• Phone calls, texting, or emailing during the film
• Photographing, videotaping, or otherwise recording the film
• Inappropriate and offensive attire
• Violence, intimidation, or physically threatening behavior
• Unlawful conduct or activity
• Open containers of any alcoholic beverage except in areas specifically designated for the consumption of alcohol
• Loitering, lingering, delaying, and blocking storefronts and fire exits
• Defacing, damaging, or destroying any property belonging to AmStar Cinemas or any of its employees
• Picketing, distributing handbills, soliciting, and petitioning unless with prior written consent of AmStar Cinemas management, which may be withheld within the theatre’s sole discretion.
Wikipedia tells us that “The chain has 36 locations with 433 combined screens across United States across the south. That’s a lot of victim-rich environments. [h/t RN]