The owner of the Aurora, Colorado theater where 12 people were killed last July has invited the relatives of the deceased to its reopening.
The parents, grandparents, cousins and widow of nine of the 12 people killed released a letter sent to the theater’s owner, Cinemark, in which they criticized the Plano, Texas-based company for not reaching out to the families of victims to offer their condolences. They also said the company refused to meet with them one-on-one without lawyers present.
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.
The company had no immediate comment.