Star Wars fans warned to leave some costume pieces at home
BATON ROUGE - As thousands of people prepare to get in line at movie theaters for the premiere of the latest installment of Star Wars, theaters are warning patrons to leave questionable costume items at home.
Many theater locations – no matter what chain – are banning fake weapons, outfits that cover faces and even lightsabers. The extra safety concerns come after a summer of mass shootings and terror attacks. Theaters said it is a simple way to make sure everyone is safe.
"I mean, you can still dress up without it. You may not get to wear your helmet, but you can wear everything else," movie-goer Brandon Scott told WBRZ reporter Brett Buffington. "There's a lot of characters to chose from."
Star Wars premieres Thursday. Many Baton Rouge-area theaters reported that they were sold out of tickets.
Follow the publisher of this post on Twitter: @treyschmaltz
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Ascension Parish accepts DOTD roads transfer
Livingston Parish School employees demand pay bump
Responses pour in after On Your Side report profiling man's bike troubles
Supreme Court ruling adds new wrinkle in Louisiana tax talks
Last animal shelter in Ascension facing possible closure, considering tax for funding
LSU Track star Aleia Hobbs happy she could represent her home state...
14-year-old CoCo Gauff wants to be the next star in pro tennis
Pete Jenkins reflects on 2017 season
Temeka Johnson basketball camp about more than the game
Saints looking to fill backfield void during Ingram's 4-game absence