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Aurora : CO : USA | Jul 25, 2012 at 2:25 AM PDT
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Solano County theaters screening the new Batman film pledged to beef-up security in light of last week's shooting spree at an Aurora, Colo. moviehouse.

"We have spoken to the Vacaville police and asked them to increase patrols in the area," Becky Weiss, assistant manager of Brenden Theaters on Davis Street in Vacaville, told the Vallejo Times-Herald newspaper.

"Officers will be walking through the lobby every couple of hours or so," she said.

Weiss also said Brenden Theaters had added security guards for the debut showing of "The Dark Knight Rises," which is playing on several screens at the 16-theater multiplex.

Security was increased at venues nationwide following the mass shooting at an Aurora, Colo. theater during the film's debut showing.

Twelve died and dozens were wounded in the attack, allegedly perpetrated by a heavily armed 24-year-old University of Colorado graduate student.

Vallejo police announced increased drive-by and lobby checks at the Century 14 multiplex at 109 Plaza Drive.

Vallejo police planned drive-by checks around the theater and lobby Friday, "if time allows," Lt. Lee Horton said.

"I don't think we'll have any problems," Lt. Lee Horton told the newspaper.

"But we're prepared if something like that happens."

The theater's assistant manager, Atta Areqat, told the newspaper that additional security precautions had been taken to protect theatergoers, just in case.

"We're taking precautionary measures," he said.

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Tiffany Garcia (R) and her six-year-old daughter, Angelina Garcia, cry as they look at a makeshift memorial across the street from the Century 16 movie theater the day after a gunman killed 12 people and injured 59 during an early Friday morning screening of 'The Dark Knight Rises,' in Aurora, Colo. Police in Aurora, a suburb of Denver, say they have the suspect James Holmes, 24, in custody. Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images
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