Theater Shooting Relatives Reject 'Disgusting Offer' To Attend Movie
July 21, 2012: In this file photo, police and other vehicles remain in front of the Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colo. (AP)
CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) - Relatives of the majority of people killed in a Colorado movie theater are rejecting an invitation to attend its reopening, calling it a "disgusting offer."
The parents, grandparents, cousins and widow of nine of the 12 people killed released a letter Wednesday sent to the theater's owner, Cinemark. The Plano, Texas-based company has been renovating the Aurora theater and plans to re-open it Jan. 17.
The company had no immediate comment.
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.
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