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Many theaters banning costumes after Colorado shooting

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AURORA, CO (KPTV/AP) -

Many movie theaters around the United States have chosen to ban costumes in the days following the Colorado theater massacre that left 12 dead and dozens injured.

Movie giant AMC Theatres says it won't be allowing people to wear costumes or face-covering masks into its theaters. The Kansas City, Mo.-based company said in a statement on its website Friday that it is "terribly saddened by the random act of violence in Aurora."

The shooting happened during a midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" in the Denver suburb.

AMC said it is working with local law enforcement in communities across the U.S. to review its security procedures. It said on its website it has more than 300 movie houses, making it the nation's second-largest theater chain.

Regal and Cinemark theaters have not commented on the issue.

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