On July 20, 2012, a mass shooting occurred during a midnight screening of the film, The Dark Knight Rises, at a movie theater, the Century 16, which is located in the Town Center at Aurora shopping mall in Aurora, Colorado. The attack occurred in Theater 9 when a gunman, dressed in protective clothing, set off smoke or gas canisters. He then shot into the audience with multiple firearms, killing 12 people and injuring 58. Police arrested 24-year-old James Eagan Holmes, the lone suspect in the case, outside the cinema minutes after the shooting.
Cinemark Deeply Saddened by Aurora Theatre Shooting
PLANO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK): Cinemark is deeply saddened about this tragic incident. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families and loved ones, our employees, and the Aurora community. We are grateful for the quick and professional reaction of all local law enforcement and emergency responders.
Cinemark is working closely with the Aurora Police Department and local law enforcement.