Universal Studios Partnering with Theaters for Increased Security
- By Matt Holden
- Aug 13, 2015
Universal Studios is partnering with movie theaters that have asked for security support ahead of the Straight Outta Compton premiere. Some of the partnerships will simply be Universal reimbursing theaters for any security they put in place, but details are still hard to come across.
“Universal is proud of our association with Straight Outta Compton, which vividly portrays the rise of five talented young men from underprivileged and oppressed backgrounds into one of the most influential acts in modern music history,” Universal said in a statement. “The film has been seen in hundreds of screenings, all of which have occurred without incident. The Studio has not solicited enhanced security for theaters that will be showing the film this weekend, but has partnered with those exhibitors who’ve requested support in their locations.”
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Matt Holden is an Associate Content Editor for 1105 Media, Inc. He received his MFA and BA in journalism from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. He currently writes and edits for Occupational Health & Safety magazine, and Security Today.