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Tennessee drive-in theater bans costumes for Joker movie

October 5, 2019 GMT

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — A drive-in theater in eastern Tennessee is warning moviegoers not to wear costumes while it shows the recently released film “Joker.”

Twin City Drive-In Theater owner Danny Warden tells WJHL-TV that the decision is “common sense” after the film sparked concerns about some of its violent content. Warden posted on Facebook earlier this week that anyone wearing a costume or mask would not be admitted and anyone who smuggled a costume in their car would be asked to leave the Bristol theater.

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The FBI has told local law-enforcement agencies to monitor potentially threatening online posts related to the movie.

Twelve people were killed and dozens were injured in a July 2012 shooting at an Aurora, Colorado, theater during a screening of “The Dark Knight Rises.”