San Francisco police to patrol outside theaters showing Batman movie 

click to enlarge The Century 16 Theatre where a masked gunman killed 14 people at a midnight showing of the new Batman movie in Aurora, Colorado July 20, 2012. A masked gunman killed 14 people at a midnight showing of the new Batman movie in a suburb of Denver early on Friday, sparking pandemonium when he hurled a teargas canister into the auditorium and opened fire on moviegoers. - REUTERS FILE PHOTO
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  • The Century 16 Theatre where a masked gunman killed 14 people at a midnight showing of the new Batman movie in Aurora, Colorado July 20, 2012. A masked gunman killed 14 people at a midnight showing of the new Batman movie in a suburb of Denver early on Friday, sparking pandemonium when he hurled a teargas canister into the auditorium and opened fire on moviegoers.

San Francisco police have increased patrols around city movie theaters featuring the movie “The Dark Knight Rises.”

The heightened security is in reaction to Friday’s shooting massacre inside a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., during a midnight screening of the highly anticipated Batman film.

San Francisco police said it wants to deter from possible copycats and reassure filmgoers.

“We will spare no resource to make sure that everybody gets to do so safely in San Francisco,” Police Chief Greg Suhr said Friday.

Anyone noticing any suspicious activity is encouraged to contact police, Officer Albie Esparza said.

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