Shooting hasn't stopped Jax moviegoers

Published On: Jul 20 2012 12:41:43 PM EDT   Updated On: Jul 22 2012 07:11:13 AM EDT
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -

Nearly 48 hours after a shooting that killed 12 people and injured dozens at a Colorado movie theater, Warner Brothers has canceled appearances by the cast and filmmakers of the "Dark Knight Rises" in Mexico and Japan. Friday, the production company halted a premiere in France.

But despite the shooting that's attached to its name, lots of people locally are still heading to the theaters to see the movie.

For Kelly and Jerreb Hammrich, their Saturday date night on the town included going to see the "Dark Knight" at the San Marco Theater. They said Friday morning's shooting is sad, but isn't going to halt their plans.

"It's in the back of my head, in my mind, but no we're hoping it would never happen more than once," Jerreb said.

The owner of the San Marco theater said Saturday night's showings were packed and the tragedy in Colorado hasn't seemed to affect business in Florida. Many moviegoers in North Florida said even though they are still going to the movies, what happened and the victims are still on their minds and in their hearts.

"It's really sad though," moviegoer Mackie Johnson said. "I'm gonna feel different watching it now."

"Knowing that somewhere some people died over this kind of gives it a little more weight," Peter Morris said.