After changing its look and name, the movie theater where the Aurora, Colo., mass shooting took place this summer will open Thursday after being closed for the past six months, the Denver Post reports.
Victims and their families will have the opportunity to tour the new theater, renamed the Century Aurora, on Tuesday and Wednesday before it opens. Aurora Mayor Steve Hogan and Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper will be there Thursday night for an evening of remembrance for the victims:
The city of Aurora expects to distribute nearly 2,000 tickets to victims, first responders, employees from several metro-area hospitals and volunteers.
Counselors will be available at the theater should anyone need support during the tours or the special event, Aurora officials said…
According to building plans filed with the city, Cinemark made significant changes to Theater 9, transforming it into an "extreme digital" theater with wall-to-wall and ceiling-to-floor screens.
The theater will offer free movies to the community Jan. 18 - 21.