SARASOTA - Movie goers can expect more security at several theaters along the Suncoast. Nick Caras president of the Sarasota Film Society says there will be heighten security at the Lakewood Ranch Cinema unrelated to the premier of the Joker.

Caras says nowadays more security at public events and places can be expected.

"I just feel more comfortable with a security person for Friday and Saturday and it may or not be related to the banter about the Joker premier, but never the less just taking some additional precautions," said Caras.

Masks, face paint or toy weapons are not allowed in the theaters. Caras says superhero costumes however will be allowed to be worn at the Lakewood Ranch Cinema.