Chalmette ticket sales steady after Colorado theatre shootingJul 27th, 2012 | By admin | Category: News
The Colorado movieplex shooting that left 12 dead and 58 wounded on July 20 didn’t stop St. Bernard movie goers from hitting the theaters Friday night, said Ellis Fortinberry, Director and Business Partner of Chalmette Movies.
In fact, if anything kept people at home it was the inclement weather that flooded many streets throughout the parish, he explained.
Compared to other big premiers, Fortinberry says opening night of The Dark Knight Rises did very well its first weekend, as did other titles.
Safety and security have always been a top priority of Chalmette movies, although Fortinberry maintains high security is hardly needed.
“We did address security measures, and we already have regularly scheduled security in place,” Fortinberry explained. “But St. Bernard is a very safe community and we usually don’t have to worry things like that.”