Aurora Theater Offends Victims’ Families

    An Aurora Police officer talks on his radio outside of the Century 16 theater at Aurora Mall where as many as 14 people were killed and many injured at a shooting at the Century 16 movie theatre in Aurora, Colo., Friday, July 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

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    Sitting through a movie in the same theater where their loved ones were murdered is probably not what the families of the Aurora massacre had in mind for the new year. Cinemark, which owns the theater where 12 died when a gunman opened fire, invited the families of victims to an “evening of remembrance”—complete with free movie tickets—for the cineplex’s re-opening on Jan. 17. The families responded in a letter calling  the event a “thinly veiled publicity ploy” and pointing out that the theater had refused invitations to speak to them after the tragedy. The theater is currently facing a lawsuit from the victims’ families.

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