Colorado Theater Makes Tasteless Offer To Families Of Shooting Victims

Owen Poindexter
In an attempt to be nice, the theater in Aurora, CO offered victims' families the one thing they really didn't want.

The Century 16 theater in Aurora, CO where James Holmes killed 12 people and injured over 50 is providing a display of how not to be sensitive toward grieving families. PHOTO: Reuters

In a case of good intentions going horribly awry, the movie theater in Aurora, Colorado where James Holmes shot and killed twelve random strangers offered the victims' families something they really didn't need: movie tickets. In a letter to the theater, Cinemark, family members of 9 of the 12 victims criticized Cinemark for not offering condolences, and refusing to meet with family members without the theater's lawyers present. Then there was this little doozy:

The families said they were asked to attend an “evening of remembrance” followed by a movie when the Aurora theater reopens on Jan. 17 in invitations sent two days after Christmas.

“Thanks for making what is a very difficult holiday season that much more difficult. Timing is everything and yours is awful,” they wrote.

Cinemark has not yet replied.