Its been about a week an half since the horrible events of the Colorado shooting and I just wanted to see what--if any--were the experiences of members trip to the theater. Summertime is major movie time for my girlfriend and I and we've already seen seven movies since the "summer movie season started" with the Avengers which we saw at midnight. (Yes we go to a lot of movies) But since the shooting I've was surprised to see the contrast in our two most recent movie outings. First was for the Dark Knight just a couple of days after the shooting, we went over the theater and noticed that there wasn't a huge line, I asked how packed the theater was for the showing and the attendant said, "not very." Well we clearly had two different definitions of, "not very" but we managed to easily find a seat despite this. However I noticed that there was one uniformed officer and at least two other undercover officers or armed private security (perhaps off-duty?) that were doing their very best (read: not well) to blend in as regular employees. There i was with a 9mm in my pocket, thinking I was going to get noticed, stopped and/or searched (pocket carry prints) but nothing as we walked right by the ticket taker and uniformed officer. I kept thinking to myself, "they are only searching for one type of threat" they are only prepared for some lunatic to come in guns blazing (if that) and these extra security measures seem to ease the populace rather than actually prevent another (unlikely) attack. Second was tonight as we went to go watch Ted, different theater. No signs of any security armed or otherwise. And the ticket attendant asks to look into my girlfriends purse for a gun and gives it a quick once over. While I stand there with a .22 mag in my pocket. Thinking, "really? You think the next mass shooter is going to a) be female and b) carry an arsenal in her purse? How is that adding to security whatsoever? Seems to me that its all just for show until some new event takes the country's mind off of this tragedy. Thoughts? Any recent experiences with phony security measures?