http://deadline.com/2015/12/star-wars-theaters-security-increase-1201668814 ‘Star Wars’ Theaters Tighten Security Due To Heavy Crowds And Suspicious Activity In addition, some locations will wand patrons, which is a good idea given that many Star Wars fans will come in costume. “Everyone is paying attention to the security environment using common-sense measures,” said another source. “Nothing specific from Homeland Security yet has been issued.” The most recent report of suspicious activity happened in a theater in Tempe, AZ, the home to Arizona State University. At a mall theater there, according to documents obtained by Deadline, two men in their “mid- to late 20s'” who were “Middle Eastern in appearance … and spoke with a heavy foreign accent” walked into a theater and began filming with their cellphone camera. They walked in without tickets and blew past the door employee. When theater personnel caught up with them, one “had his phone stretched out in front of him and was recording our lobby, concession stand and exit doors in one slow swooping motion.” When asked what they were doing, one of the men said they “just wanted to see the restaurant” and then he motioned toward the concession stand. They left the building and went into the patio area and both made phone calls. Mall security was called, as was the general manager of the theater. Pictures of both men were caught on security cameras, and all suspicious activity logged is being shared with local, state and federal employees. “There was also one that didn’t make sense that happened last week in Southern California,” said one exhibition veteran, who declined to name the city. “Guys walked up and were asking kind of alarming questions.” NATO also declined to disclose the location. In that incident, which exhibitors also were alerted to, a man drove up to the theater and began asking questions such as “How big is your theater?” “When are the most people here?” and “How crowded is it going to be this weekend?” The man then left the theater and got in a car with no license plate. Shortly thereafter, a second man did a similar thing and also drove away in a car with no plates.