Two or three days ago I read a comment that post-Aurora “movie theatres have become the new airplanes.” That alluded to a certain air of psychological anxiety or uncertainty about a slight possibility that a nutter or two might crawl out of the woodwork and attempt a copycat shooting. There are always a certain percentage of Nervous Nellies in any situation, but are relatively sane and stable people actually toying with that fantasy, even on some deep repressed level?

A little while ago Nikki Finke reported that “NRG research is currently showing that 20% to 25% of the domestic moviegoing audience is still very hesitant to go [to The Dark Knight Rises] this weekend because of the Colorado theater shooting.” Great — it’ll be that much easier to get an IMAX seat on Saturday or Sunday.