Father of theater shooting victim will attend reopening, says son would want him to be there

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The father of a man killed in the mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater says he'll be present at the reopening, even though his daughter-in-law and relatives of some other victims are refusing to go.

Tom Sullivan wrote a column published in Friday's Denver Post (http://tinyurl.com/auxoqn2 ) saying his son, Alex, would want him to be there.

Alex Sullivan was among 12 people killed in the July 20 attack.

Alex Sullivan's widow, Cassandra Sullivan, was among 15 relatives of the victims who said the invitation from theater owner Cinemark to attend a reopening ceremony Jan. 17 was "disgusting" and insensitive.

Tom Sullivan's column didn't criticize any of the other families for refusing to attend the ceremony.

A victim representative for the Sullivan family didn't immediately respond to an email Friday.