ORLANDO, FLORIDA - Any bags larger than 12”x 12” x 6” are now prohibited from entering Cinemark movie theaters.
Starting Thursday, the movie chain is restricting the size of the bags and packages people bring inside their building in an effort to enhance security and ensure the safety of moviegoers. The updated policy on the company’s website states that the only exceptions would be medical equipment and diaper bags.
The announcement reads: “Effective February 22, 2018: In an effort to enhance the safety and security of our guests and employees: Any bags or packages measuring larger than 12" x 12" x 6" will not be permitted into the theatre.”
Under the new policy appears to be three examples of which types of bags would be permitted, including a handbag, a small clutch and a small backpack.
Safety has been top of mind since the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida on February 14 and the memory of the Aurora, Colorado theater shooting in 2012 that killed 12 patrons.
Cinemark also “reserves the right to inspect all bags and packages entering the theatre.” There are six Cinemark theaters in Florida, including on International Drive in Orlando.