Century Aurora & XD

14300 E. Alameda Avenue,
Aurora, CO 80012

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moviebuff82 on July 21, 2017 at 11:56 am

5 years ago this past week during a midnight showing of TDKR everything changed. This forced exhibitors to show Thursday night advance showings at earlier times and to increase security around the theaters.

moviebuff82 on July 16, 2013 at 10:32 am

It was on this coming weekend one year ago that this theater became a disaster area.

steelbeard1 on January 23, 2013 at 11:18 am

Now that this cinema has reopened after extensive renovations, can the overview photo be changed to one of the new photos of the renovated cinema?

steelbeard1 on January 15, 2013 at 12:16 pm

The official name of the theater is now simply “Century Aurora” so please make the corresponding changes. News story at http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_22368053/vacant-since-mass-shooting-renewed-aurora-theater-reopen

CSWalczak on December 6, 2012 at 12:41 am

Cinemark has announced that the theater will reopen on Jan. 17, 2013: View article

CSWalczak on October 19, 2012 at 2:32 am

Tentative plans have been announced for the theater’s renovation and remodeling; the screening room where the shootings took place will become a giant screen auditorium. The theater will be rebranded as a Cinemark and there will be some exterior modifications. View article

steelbeard1 on October 1, 2012 at 7:48 am

Cinemark has stated that it will reopen the Century 16 after making renovations. http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_21601901/cinemark-will-reopen-century-aurora-16-letter-mayor?IADID=Search-www.denverpost.com-www.denverpost.com

moviebuff82 on September 23, 2012 at 9:41 am

Not only that, but moviegoers are filing a lawsuit against Front Row Joe for security issues at the theater during the shooting.

CSWalczak on September 22, 2012 at 10:27 pm

According to this article, Cinemark has confirmed that the theater will reopen in 2013 after changes in the theater’s layout and appearance.

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on September 21, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Good lord, moviebuff!

moviebuff82 on September 21, 2012 at 12:48 pm

i feel sorry for those moviegoers who wanted to see the batman movie at this theater but had no choice but to see it elsewhere in Aurora,Colorado.

CSWalczak on September 21, 2012 at 12:35 pm

The results of the City of Aurora’s survey of what citizens would like to see done with the Century 16 show that the majority who responded want to see the theater reopened. The results have been forwarded to Cinemark. View article

Bud K
Bud K on September 4, 2012 at 6:07 pm

I truly hope The Cinemark levels the current building and build a new complex in the memory of the people that were taken on that day, The new Auditorium 9 should be the most beautiful theater something very special tribute to the Cooper – Cine Capri – so watching a movie in that theater will be special again

CSWalczak on August 22, 2012 at 12:27 am

The City of Aurora is soliciting citizen input about what should be done with regard to this theater: View link

Mike (saps)
Mike (saps) on August 18, 2012 at 10:15 am

It seems this house is still closed. Any word or info on reopening?

KenLayton on August 4, 2012 at 7:07 pm

I don’t feel tearing down the theater would be the thing to do. Try to move on, but maybe put up a memorial in the lobby?

sepiatone on August 4, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Ritchie_T’s post is right. Yes, this situation has been scary, but if you are hesitant or not sure what to do next, please go back to the movies. Don’t let the Century Aurora 16 shootings get you down.

For you who have gone back, keep the faith and keep watching!

Ross Melnick
Ross Melnick on July 26, 2012 at 9:57 am

Thanks ‘Mikeoaklandpark’. We’re hoping to be able to add additional social media features in the near future.

For now, thank you all for your thoughtful conversation about this theater and the victims.

John Fink
John Fink on July 25, 2012 at 11:55 pm

Cinemark and the community are figuring this one out now. I think Theatre #9 should be the memorial and if they can they should separate the roof and back wall to create the memorial space, as that theater has lost the magic forever. Any time there has been a shooting death in a cinema, it’s been a one-off thing (sometimes gang related), not a massacre. There is no rulebook for this, but I don’t think leveling the complex and pretending a cinema never existed here is a way to honor the victoms either. I hope some how they can create a quiet space of reflection.

I’m not sure if Cinemark or the mall own the land, there’s always the possibility they could demolish it for a big-box store. Here’s some local coverage: http://www.9news.com/news/local/article/279470/222/Future-of-theater-shooting-site-unknown

silver on July 25, 2012 at 10:26 pm

After the San Ysidro McDonald’s 1984 massacre (21 dead, 19 injured), McDonald’s tore down the building, created a memorial to the victims, and donated the land to the city. (They later built another outlet nearby)

Cinemark should really consider following that example.

Nick DiMaggio
Nick DiMaggio on July 25, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Whenever I think about those poor people excitedly settling into their seats to see this latest blockbuster, unaware of the horror to come, it almost makes me physically ill. My heart goes out to all those affected by this tragedy especially to the victims and their families.

I cannot fathom how anyone would want to see a movie here again whether it’s weeks or months from now. I too feel they should level the complex. One option would be to demolish the theatre where the incident took place and build a memorial or small park in honor of those who died here. The one drawback is that this theater is at the rear of the complex so the memorial wouldn’t be visible from the front of the building.

But I suspect Cinemark may eventually reopen this location following a complete renovation of the affected theatre and/or the entire complex.

Mikeoaklandpark on July 25, 2012 at 11:33 am

Ross M you need to create a like button like we have on Facebook because I love your response and comment. Markp I agree Cinemark should level this theater and either take a loss of start from scratch and build a new more modern multiplex that would have no reminder of the tragedy.

Patsy on July 25, 2012 at 6:48 am

markp: I stand with you and your comments regarding this theatre that now only stands in Aurora as a reminder of what took place there. I do not like seeing theatres torn down (especially old ones), but in this case I think it is best. My thoughts and prayers remain with the families effected by this terrible tragedy. It is very sad to realize that such violence has now unfolded in a movie theatre.

markp on July 25, 2012 at 5:34 am

As someone who has worked continuously for the past 36 years in the industry, from single screen to multiplexes, I cant see how this theatre could ever be reopened. I know myself, I would never want to step foot in there. I think Cinemark should just cut their losses, and as sad and horrific this incident was, they should just level the complex and move on. Just one mans opinion.

Ross Melnick
Ross Melnick on July 24, 2012 at 11:28 pm

Just wanted to express my continued shock, disgust, and upset at what happened in Aurora. An unfathomable act of savagery and murder.

I also wanted to respond to those who asked that we suspend comments on this page a few days ago. Unfortunately, I have been away at a funeral since Thursday and thus away from the site. I will keep my eye on the comments from here on and hope they stay within the bounds of good taste and sensitivity.

Cinema Treasures is a place to comment on all aspects of a theater and its history. Tragically, this event is inextricably bound to the Century Aurora 16. I hope the ability to comment on this page will give us all time to reflect on what has happened and how to prevent it from ever happening again.