Aurora movie theater, site of 'Dark Knight Rises' shooting, reopens

Aurora, Colo.’s Cinemark movie theater — the site of July’s deadly Dark Knight Rises massacre, during which 12 people were killed and dozens more were wounded — is reopening today, the Associated Press reports. A private ceremony for victims, first responders, and officials is scheduled; the entire complex will open to the public permanently on Friday, Jan. 25. The initial ceremony will include the screening of a movie, though officials have not released that movie’s name.

In August, Aurora invited its citizens to participate in an online survey to help determine the theater’s fate. According to Aurora mayor Steve Hogan — via the AP — residents overwhelmingly supported reopening the theater, an “important venue for Aurora.”

On Jan. 10, a Colorado judge ruled that alleged shooter James Holmes should stand trial for the movie theater massacre. His arraignment is scheduled for March 12.

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