As rap music enthusiasts flock to the biopic Straight Outta Compton, movie-goers can expect more security at Saskatoon’s Cineplex Scotiabank Theatre Saturday.
Straight Outta Compton chronicles the history of the landmark rap group N.W.A., including rappers Dr Dre and the late Eazy-E, in Los Angeles
Theatres across Los Angeles increased security as a precaution over concerns the film’s gang violence and police harassment themes could trigger violence amid heightened racial tension across the United States.
At least one theatre in Saskatoon did as well.
A police officer was stationed outside the Cineplex Scotiabank Theatre Friday evening during the film’s debut on the big screen in Saskatoon.
Saskatoon police confirmed the theatre had hired a special duty police officer for Friday and Saturday evening. Special duty officers are cops that can be hired by businesses and non-profit groups to provide extra security at events.
-with files from Brent Bosker
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