Glitch sends texts about nearby escorts to Warren Theatre security
10/15/2012 5:00 AM
10/15/2012 7:33 AM
WICHITA – Warren Theatres owner Bill Warren is pleased with the latest security measure he's taken at his theaters except for one small glitch.
Warren instituted new measures at his theaters in Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri following the theater shootings in Aurora, Colo., this summer.
"We had good security, but we just looked it over after Aurora and said, 'Is there anything we can improve?'
"You do things to make it a lot tougher," Warren says. "I mean, I spent $100,000 doing this."
The new system is a custom-designed system on all exit doors that immediately sends texts to the phones of Warren managers and security personnel when the doors are opened.
"So they always know what's going on in theaters for safety reasons," Warren says.
He says it's working well except for at the Palace West theater near Kellogg and Ridge.
"We're getting texts from escort services," Warren says. "Can you believe that?"
He says the texts have messages such as "Bubbles is in room number five."
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