PARIS - The Paris premiere of the new Batman movie "The Dark Knight Rises" has been canceled after a gunman killed 12 people at a Colorado opening of the same film.
Workers were pulling down the red carpet display in front of a movie theater on the French capital's famed Champs-Elysees Avenue on Friday afternoon.
Some could be seen carrying away a large mask that had adorned the facade of the theater.
The night before in a Denver suburb, a man wearing a gas mask released an unknown gas into a crowded movie theater and opened fire.
Twelve people were killed and 38 were wounded. The shooter, 24-year-old James Holmes, was arrested.
The FBI says there is no indication so far of any links to terror groups.