| International News | Sunday July 22 2012 6:26
A special screening of the latest Batman movie in Paris will go ahead as planned after the deadly shooting spree at a US opening of the movie, the management of the cinema says.
"In an effort to not disappoint devoted fans of the film, we decided to go ahead with the special screening scheduled tonight at the Grand Rex," a statement said.
The announcement came after Friday's French premiere of The Dark Knight Rises in another cinema was scrapped after a gunman killed 12 at a screening of the film in the United States.
The 24-year-old man clad in full body armour and a gas mask also wounded 58 when he opened fire early on Friday at a cinema in Aurora, Colorado.
Film producers Warner Brothers had cancelled an appearance by the film's cast in Paris, Grand Rex management said, adding that a number of fans had decided not to attend the special Saturday screening.
A national release of the movie, the third and last in the Batman series, in France is set for July 25.
Photo: Actor Christian Bale, director Christopher Nolan and actor Anne Hathaway (Getty Images)