Some moviegoers rattled by another theater shooting, but box offices keep drawing customers

Associated Press

Movie-theater box offices across the U.S. are still drawing lines of customers a day after a gunman killed two moviegoers and himself at a theater in Lafayette, Louisiana.

The shooting evoked memories of the 2012 shooting at a theater in Aurora, Colorado, in which 12 people were killed and scores of others wounded.

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Some on social media said they were too rattled to visit a theater anytime soon, but many people headed to theaters on Friday, saying those fears wouldn't keep them away.

Some ticket-buyers said they would feel safer if theaters added metal detectors or security guards, but others said the odds of being targeted were too low to worry them.

An industry expert said he doesn't expect the shooting to have a wide chilling effect on national audiences.