Parents, siblings and survivors of those slain in the Aurora movie shooting attended a morning ceremony of prayer, song and remembrance outside Aurora’s City Hall.
In the hours following the Aurora theater shooting there was an outpouring of support. Thousands of people brought flowers, candles and messages of support to a field across from the theater.
The Aurora City Council will decide whether it needs an independent review of last summer’s shootings at the Century 16 Theater where 12 people died.
One survivor had to pause on his way into the theater and pray. Another braced for flashbacks as he entered the auditorium where 12 people died and dozens were injured during a massacre six months earlier. Others refused to come, viewing the reopening of the multiplex as insensitive.
The Colorado theater where 12 people were killed and dozens injured in a shooting rampage last year reopened Thursday with a somber remembrance ceremony and a screening of the latest “Hobbit” film for survivors — but the pain was too much, the idea too horrific, for many Aurora victims to attend.
The Century Aurora theater reopened to shooting survivors and victims’ families with a special remembrance ceremony on Thursday evening.
The Colorado cinema where 12 people were killed and dozens injured in a shooting rampage nearly six months ago reopens Thursday with a remembrance ceremony and private screening for survivors — but for some Aurora victims, the pain is still too much, the idea too horrific.
Colorado Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper urged lawmakers to debate gun control in the aftermath of mass shootings in Aurora and Connecticut, saying Thursday that “our democracy demands this type of debate.”
For a community leader in a town that still feels the wounds of the shooting at Columbine High School nearly 14 years later, the news of Friday’s mass shooting at a school in Connecticut is sickening.
The company that owns and operates the theater where a gunman killed 12 people and injured 58 others says it will reopen the venue.