The early morning attack in Colorado is now affecting moviegoers across the nation.
Theaters right here in Central Texas are now amping up their security.
Although many of the theaters are still showing the Dark Knight Rises, they're being very cautious.
Right now the last thing Abigail Arwood is feeling is fear of coming to the movies.
"I just think that movies are pretty cool in the big theater with the big screen," said Abigail Arwood.
With her dad Richard right by her side, being happy and safe are the only emotions in the room.
"You don't want anything to happen while you're here watching a movie with your family," said Richard Arwood.
But that's exactly what happened to many families involved in the Colorado shooting.
"I brought the husband so he's going to be the protector," said Connie Lawson.
Even though many Central Texans are aware of what's going on is hasn't seem to keep them away from local theaters.
Movie tickets are selling like crazy, but even though people are comfortable coming to the movies security is still the theaters top priority.
"We have a lot of cameras, we also have infra red cameras in here, and we also have a lot of ushers which coast up and down the theaters and sometimes we do theater checks.So we did beef up security just a little bit more," said Grand Avenue Theater employee Raven Dunbar
From top notch technology, to undercover officers, the Grand Avenue Theater is doing everything in their power to make sure their customers are safe if anything was to happen here.
"I don't know what I would do, you would like to think that you would maybe stand up and try to stop him, but you don't really know I think, until your put in that position," said Richard Arwood.
Being in that position is something all these families hope they never have to go through.
"I cant image what they're going through my heat really goes out to them and we prayed for them last night," said Richard Arwood.