The Cinemark Theater is opening its doors for the first time since the Aurora incident and there is a huge outcry from the victim’s families.
The families were invited to a memorial for the victims and a film in the newly remodeled theater where their families were killed.
The reaction to this invitation is so extreme due to the lack of any condolences from the company following the shooting and that the company refused to meet one-on-one with the families without lawyers present.
The families received letters from Cinemark that invited them to attend a memorial for their deceased family members the asked to ‘reserve their tickets’ for the first screening in the newly revamped theater.
8 of the families collectively signed a letter addressed to Cinemark expressing their anger, disgust and disappointment:
During the holiday we didn’t think anyone or anything could make our grief worse but you, Cinemark, have managed to do just that by sending us an invitation two days after Christmas inviting us to attend the re-opening of your theater in Aurora where our loved ones were massacred.Thanks for making what is a very difficult holiday season that much more difficult. Timing is everything and yours is awful…
You (Cinemark) refused our repeated invitations to speak parent to parent with no lawyers involved. Instead, we get invited to attend a “special evening of remembrance” at the very theater where our loved ones lay dead on the floor for over 15 hours. We would give anything to wipe the carnage of that night out of our minds’ eye. Thank you for reminding us how your quest for profits has blinded your leadership and made you so callous as to be oblivious to our mental anguish.
The families, I feel, have the right to be furious with the theater company, but what are your thoughts on the invitation?
What do you think about the invitation from Cinemark?