How Police Are Stepping Up Security at ‘Joker’ Movie Screenings

October 3, 2019

There was heavy security at Wednesday night's New York opening of the controversial new movie "Joker." Counterterrorism cops with automatic weapons flanked the entrance to the theater at the normally glitzy Lincoln Center. Movie fans were checked with wands or had their bags searched.  All New York theaters showing the movie will reportedly have a police presence. In the movie, Joaquin Phoenix plays a downtrodden loner who adopts the Joker persona to inflict extreme violence.

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