Aug 13, 2015 11:42 AM EST

Theater Owners Beefing Up Security for Straight Outta Compton

Theater Owners Beefing Up Security for Straight Outta Compton
Universal Studios is working with theaters that are requesting some additional security for the upcoming release of the film, Straight Outta Compton. 

Showing that they aren't taking the concerns of the theater owners lightly, Universal said in a statement, "Universal is proud of our association with Straight Outta Compton, which vividly portrays the rise of five talented young men from underprivileged and oppressed backgrounds into one of the most influential acts in modern music history. The film has been seen in hundreds of screenings, all of which have occurred without incident. The Studio has not solicited enhanced security for theaters that will be showing the film this weekend, but has partnered with those exhibitors who've requested support in their locations."

In light of recent theater shootings, along with the nature of the film, theater owners feel the added security is necessary.  Boyz in the Hood, which was released in 1991, saw some shooting at theaters, likely due to the racial climate of the day, along with gang violence peaking back then, as well.

The film follows the rise and fall of the wildly successful rap group, N.W.A. The film is expected to open with high earnings this weekend.
 
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