Added security was on hand Friday night for showings of ‘The Dark Knight’ in the valley.
At Edwards Theater in River Park in North Fresno, patrons were asked to go through some additional steps.
And the masks and face paint that many people wore to the showings Thursday night wasn't seen Friday.
As people lined up for the showing they were advised by a ticket-taker: "There will be a security guard please stop and let him check your bag."
Purses were searched. And only twenty people were allowed in at a time.
Devon Jacoby came dressed as the Joker, which is who the Colorado gunman claimed to be.
"Coming out here I'm getting a little bit more hesitant. Do I have to stand on guard? I've got a phone that's all I'm armed with," Jacoby said.
He bought his ticket Thursday night, before the shooting in Colorado. And he planned to watch the movie with a dozen friends.
"I'm not sure I'll make it in with the rest of them," Jacoby said.
He wasn't the only one out here who followed through with plans to see the film.
The IMAX theater had a long line. The shows for Friday night are sold out.
"I really want to see this movie," said movie-goer Jacob Blue.
"We planned a month in advance so we're going come watch it," said his friend Mark Martinez.
I'm told that River Park had extra security officers on hand to reassure anyone who might be wary.
"Since the shooting I am a little more paranoid," said Stephen Moenadi who had a ticket for the showing.
And anyone who came to the theater in a mask or a costume like Devon's had to make sure their faces were visible.
"Any weapons, any masks, any paint on your face, you're not allowed in due to security purposes," said the ticket taker.
After a few minutes at a nearby restaurant, Devon came back without the face paint.
"I'm upset. I had to wash my face. But they're doing their job. And they're making sure everybody's safe. They want to make sure that what happened yesterday didn't happen again today. So it makes sense," Jacoby said.
Edwards had a no mask policy before. And they are strictly enforcing it.