City asking for public opinion on fate of theater at Aurora massacre site


AURORA | The City of Aurora is asking for public opinion on the fate of the Century Aurora 16 movie theater where 12 people were killed and 58 wounded last month.

The one-question survey offers an empty field where people can write their comments on the theater’s future..

In this July 20, 2012 photo, police are positioned outside the Century 16 movie theatre in Aurora, Colo., at the scene of a mass shooting. City officials are askin residents what they think should be done with the theater. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

“Many people have asked about the future of Aurora’s Century 16 theater. We want to know your thoughts,” the question reads. “Please take a few minutes to tell us your thoughts.”

City officials say they’ll share the results with Cinemark, the owner of the theater, after results are compiled. The survey will be open until Aug. 31 and city officials say they’ll pass along results shortly after.

A spokesman for theater owner Cinemark Holdings didn’t immediately return a call. The theater hasn’t reopened since the July 20 shooting.

Former Ph.D. student James Holmes is charged with murder and attempted murder. He is being held without bail.