The company that owns all three major movie theatres in Duluth and Superior issued a statement today in light of the horrible shooting at the midnight showing of the new Batman movie, 'The Dark Knight Rises' in Colorado.

From Marcus Theatres:

We are saddened by the tragedy in Aurora, Colorado, this morning. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, the associates at the Century Theater and the Aurora, CO community.

These senseless, random acts of violence, by disturbed individuals, can happen anywhere, but had never occurred in a U.S. movie theatre in its 110-year history. Safety and security of our guests and associates is always a priority concern. We will take appropriate measures to have our security precautions in place today and every day.

All showings of “Dark Knight Rises” and all other motion pictures at all Marcus Theatres will go on as scheduled.