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Music Hall And Aronoff Center Add Metal Detectors


The Cincinnati Arts Association says starting Friday Sept. 6, patrons going to Music Hall and the Aronoff Center will have to walk through a metal detector and have their bags searched.

"The implementation of these procedures is an additional best practice to create a safe and pleasant entertainment experience for all our guests," a news release says. "These standard screening procedures are similar to those being implemented at major performing arts venues, arenas, and stadiums locally and across the country."

Oversized bags, luggage and backpacks are not allowed. Purses and other small bags are allowed after a thorough inspection.

The folloinwg items are not permitted:

  • weapons
  • alcohol or illegal drugs
  • professional cameras
  • outside food and drinks (empty plastic reusable bottles are permitted)
  • glass or metal containers
  • pets, except service animals
  • oversized bags, luggage and backpacks

The complete list of prohibited items can be found here.

With more than 30 years of journalism experience in the Greater Cincinnati market, Ann Thompson brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her reporting. She has reported for WKRC, WCKY, WHIO-TV, Metro Networks and CBS/ABC Radio. Her work has been recognized by the Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2019 and 2011 A-P named her “Best Reporter” for large market radio in Ohio. She has won awards from the Association of Women in Communications and the Alliance for Women in Media. Ann reports regularly on science and technology in Focus on Technology.