AURORA, Colo. – The Colorado movie theater where a gunman killed 12 people and injured 70 others is reopening with a private event for victims and officials.
Cinemark is reopening the Aurora theater where James Holmes is accused of staging the massacre on July 20. Victims and officials were invited to a brief ceremony Thursday evening to reopen the cinema.
Victims and their families also were invited to visit the remodeled theater earlier this week.
Aurora's mayor, Steve Hogan, says a community survey showed overwhelming support for reopening the theater.
Some victims say it's important to reclaim the theater as part of the healing process. Others refused the invitation to attend.