In wake of the aurora shooting, security measures are being stepped up on this side of the state.
The Grand Junction Police Department is patrolling around Regal Cinemas.
"This was not requested by the theater itself but we just feel that its important for our community to know that we are out there and always on the lookout for people who are out to hurt other people," Kate Porras, with GJPD, said.
Officers are patrolling not because they're worried about a copy cat shooter but to help calm the nerves of movie-goers.
Chris Payne says, "I figured it was an isolated incident and I’m not going to let the fear keep me from going to the movies.”
"If we stop what we're doing because of the act of one senseless person then what they have gone out to accomplish has been accomplished," Sheridan O’Leary said.
Movie-goers say their thoughts and prayers are with the shooting victims and their families.
"My heart goes out to them sincerely.” Lydon Keith said. “This is so unfortunate.”
"I’m defiantly sad for them. If there is anything we can do to send our condolences to them it would defiantly be worth it," Austin Moree said.
As for the shooter, Tim Solterbeck says, "He ruined hundreds of other people's lives you. I don't really care what happens to him."
"Stay strong, stay together, and be good, Brittnay Lopez said. “We all have to support each other in times like this."
Regal Canyon View Stadium 14 continues to show the new Batman move.
While movie-goers are excited to see The Dark Night Rises, they're thinking of this tragedy.