Mon January 14, 2013
Aurora Theater Shooting

Aurora Movie Theater To Reopen This Week

The Aurora movie theater where this summer’s mass shooting occurred is scheduled to reopen Thursday, Jan. 17. On opening night, Century Aurora will host an evening of remembrance.

The city of Aurora plans to distribute nearly 2,000 tickets for the opening night event. The evening will feature speeches from state and local officials including Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan and Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper.

In July, 12 people were killed and 58 others were injured in a mass shooting during the showing of the Batman movie “The Dark Knight Rises.”

Cinemark has spent about $1 million converting the complex inside and out. Century Aurora will now feature “extreme digital” theaters with wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling screens.

The theater will offer free movie tickets throughout the weekend from Jan, 18 to 21. The film schedule has not yet been released.

James Holmes’ Trial

The judge in the case against accused movie theater shooter James Holmes ruled last week that the case can proceed to trial. Normally, the defendant would have entered a plea at that point. But Holmes’ defense attorneys asked for more time.

The arraignment for Holmes has been delayed until Mar, 12.  Once Holmes enters a plea, the district attorney will have 60 days to decide whether to seek the death penalty.

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