CONTACT: WINSTON BARCLAY
300 Plaza Centre One
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0073; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Oct. 12, 2001
UI Hancher Auditorium institutes new security precautions
The University of Iowa Hancher Auditorium has expanded its security precautions
in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and the beginning of the current
Backpacks and large bags of any kind will no longer be allowed in Hancher.
Ticketholders will be asked to return such items to their vehicles if possible.
If absolutely necessary, backpacks and bags may be left at the coatchecks,
but the bags will be opened and inspected in the ticketholders' presence before
they are accepted for checking. Hancher reserves the right to inspect any
bag or package brought into the facility.
Ticket stubs will be required in order to re-enter the building. Audience
members who choose to leave the building at any time during a performance
or its intermission must have their ticket stubs or they will not be allowed
Access to the greenroom and backstage -- already controlled areas -- will
be further restricted and more closely monitored.
Hancher has had a standing Emergency Preparedness committee since 1993, and
Hancher personnel are routinely trained to assist in medical emergencies and
orderly building evacuations. The new precautions were instituted in consultation
with the UI department of public safety and based on research with other performing
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