Aurora Colorado Shooting

Families of Aurora Shooting Victims Angrily Reject Invitation to Cinema Reopening

Sending the invitation two days after Christmas not very tactful

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Family members of people killed in the Colorado cinema shootings have rejected an invitation to attend its reopening.

The parents, grandparents, cousins and widow of nine of the 12 people who died in July during a midnight screening of the latest Batman film have released a letter sent to the theatre's owner, Cinemark.

The families said they were invited to an "evening of remembrance" followed by a movie. They said the company's timing was "awful" in sending the invitations two days after Christmas.