The film also scored an impressive ‘A’ CinemaScore which should translate into good word-of-mouth and a long and successful theatrical life.
Claims by some moviegoers that theaters employed more than routine security on their premises specifically for this film.
The trade press reports that an east coast couple attending the movie at a Regal theater near Washington, DC Saturday evening felt that seeing a increased police presence “Led them to feel racially profiled.”
The crowd in attendance was reportedly largely African-American.
Since I wasn’t there I can’t comment on the security situation taken by the theater, but after what went down at the Cinemark in Aurora, Colorado last year, I welcome police security ANYTIME I see it—even at Whole Foods in Overland Park.
Was it a particularly rowdy crowd that had come to see THE BUTLER over the weekend?
Still in my book—when it comes to public events these days—better safe than sorry.