This weekend, I headed to the Cinemark Movie Bistro to check out Zombieland: Double Tap (which I highly recommend, by the way) and I noticed an interesting sign.

In front of their ticket-scanning area, Cinemark Fort Collins has put up a sign with a pink purse hanging from it, explaining their bag size policy.

Thinking this was a new policy, I checked their website. It turns out, this has been effective since February of 2018, and reads:

In an effort to enhance the safety and security of our guests and employees: Any bags or packages measuring larger than 12" x 12" x 6" will not be permitted into the theatre.
Exception: Medical equipment bags and diaper bags. Cinemark does not provide a general area to check bags or any other personal belongings not allowed into the theatre. Cinemark reserves the right to inspect all bags and packages entering the theatre.

This, no doubt, came into play after gun violence at movie theaters unfortunately became more common in the news.

Be warned when you go to the movies this coming weekend: you might not be able to bring in that new designer tote you've been loving. Keep your bags small and your candy hidden (and go see Zombieland 2, it's very good).