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Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:54 PM

Colorado shooting victims’ families slam invitation to theatre reopening

Source: Associated Press

Colorado shooting victims’ families slam invitation to theatre reopening
Published 26 minutes ago

Dan Elliott And Colleen Slevin
The Associated Press

DENVER—Relatives of the majority of people killed in a Colorado movie theatre rejected an invitation on Wednesday to attend its reopening this month, calling it a “disgusting offer” that came at a terrible time — right after the first Christmas without their loved ones.

The parents, grandparents, cousins and widow of nine of the 12 people killed said they were asked to attend an “evening of remembrance” followed by a movie when the Aurora theatre reopens on Jan. 17. They released a letter sent to the theatre’s owner, Cinemark, in which they criticized the Plano, Texas-based company for not previously reaching out to them to offer condolences and refusing to meet with them without lawyers.

“Our family members will never be on this earth with us again and a movie ticket and some token words from people who didn’t care enough to reach out to us, nor respond when we reached out to them to talk, is appalling,” the letter said.

Cinemark had no immediate comment.

The company announced last month that it would reopen the theatre on Jan. 17 and invite people affected by the attack and other guests, a move that Aurora officials said has strong support in the community. Gov. John Hickenlooper plans to attend.



Read more: http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/1309757--colorado-shooting-victims-families-slam-invitation-to-theatre-reopening

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Judi Lynn Jan 2013 OP
seabeyond Jan 2013 #1
JI7 Jan 2013 #2
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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:56 PM

1. ah, empathy. fail. nt

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 05:56 PM

2. i guess once again the most important thing is people are spending money and having a good time

like Bush after 9/11, go shopping.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 06:05 PM

3. Wow! That goes beyond the pale.

What on earth were they thinking?

I'd sue for emotional distress.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 06:09 PM

4. It'll be out of business within 6 months

 

A few will come for the ghoulish thrill, but outside of that it's not going to be date night central.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 06:10 PM

5. what are they supposed to do with the building

there are jobs lost
bills to be paid


if they want to turn it into a shrine then pony up the bucks and buy it.


not the theaters fault something bad happened there.
would they like to turn it down and turn it into a park??
perhaps but they also have to pay their bills.

it is sucky what happened but things have to move on eventually

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 06:10 PM

6. Whew-- I wonder whose bright idea THAT was?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 06:54 PM

7. That movie theater is only 2 miles from me.

 

As long as it's secured and it's a few months *PAST* the hysteria, I just might go back to that place - it's the closest theatre that has CaptiView - although I have not yet tried the Sony Googles, but I heard they are very heavy.

http://www.captionfish.com for your captioned movie needs

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 07:44 PM

8. A lame attempt at publicising the reopening.

They should have reopened quietly without fanfare. I don't know how, but this was a ham-handed attempt at generating good will toward their business gone wrong.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:13 PM

9. "Strong support in the community"...

...my ass. And Hickenlooper plans to attend? The man appears to be "not all there", if you know what I mean. I would demand that the theater be torn down and a monument to the victims be erected there. Who on God's earth would want to go into that theater again? If Cinemark insists on staying there, they should build a fortress theater somewhere across town with armed guards and metal detectors. I bet you they go out of business.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 01:00 AM

10. are the alarms fixed/turned on ? .nt

nt

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