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(Chicago Trib)   Here's a really great idea that's sure to get us tons of great publicity: Let's invite the relatives of the Aurora massacre victims to the grand re-opening of the movie theater in which their loved ones perished   ( divider line
    More: Dumbass, morning, massacres, relatives  
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2013-01-02 02:40:21 PM  
10 votes:
Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, Acceptance, Large Buttered Popcorn, Mike and Ikes.

Yup, sounds about right.
2013-01-02 03:32:36 PM  
9 votes:
But other than that, how was the show, Mrs. Lincoln?
2013-01-02 07:38:54 PM  
3 votes:
I've yet to see The Dark Knight Rises. I heard the story has too many holes
2013-01-02 06:16:02 PM  
3 votes:
Be sure to tell them the sticky stuff on the floor is soda.
2013-01-02 07:35:09 PM  
2 votes:
For a small premium, you can buy the "victim experience" and sit in the same seat your beloved took their last breaths in!

Please, no cell phones.
2013-01-02 06:25:59 PM  
2 votes:
I figure you're aiming to make friends with your target audience, so lets give it a shot. But I don't have all day so get the lead out.
2013-01-02 06:04:53 PM  
2 votes:
They should tell everyone invited that there will also be free shots.
2013-01-02 06:03:05 PM  
2 votes:

Because People in power are Stupid: The movies are free- right?

Shhh. Everyone is going to have their kids killed there now!
2013-01-02 02:31:58 PM  
2 votes:

St_Francis_P: Well, at least they scuttled the plan to rename it the Crosshairs Cinema.

Surveyor's Marks Cinema has a better ring to it.
2013-01-02 09:12:56 PM  
1 vote:
don't be a pussy
2013-01-02 08:23:43 PM  
1 vote:
I hope they aren't showing The Hobbit. According to Fark, it would bore the families to death..
2013-01-02 08:03:42 PM  
1 vote:

wambu: Will they be showing The Dark Knight Rises?

/they should

Night of the Living Dead.
2013-01-02 07:50:33 PM  
1 vote:
Hell, the ticket isn't that much.

Now if snacks are included, THAT'S a tribute.
2013-01-02 07:43:02 PM  
1 vote:
Well, a double dumbass on you Cinemark.
2013-01-02 07:40:17 PM  
1 vote:

CruiserTwelve: Last year 500 people got murdered in Chicago. Should they close down Chicago?

Well... yeah, actually, they kinda should.
2013-01-02 07:30:43 PM  
1 vote:
2013-01-02 06:46:40 PM  
1 vote:

Nem Wan: So I'm not getting how this was a bad idea. Relatives of 9/11 victims were invited to the WTC site.

I wasn't aware that the WTC site is billed as fun and entertainment for the whole family.
2013-01-02 06:41:09 PM  
1 vote:

Shadowknight: My house I'm renting here in Spain is about 120+ years old. Someone probably died in the very bedroom I type this in right now.

American ghosts:


Spanish ghosts:

2013-01-02 06:37:30 PM  
1 vote:
Normally I'm all for freedom of speech but this is like yelling "ready, aim, fire!" in a crowded movie theater.
2013-01-02 06:32:03 PM  
1 vote:
Sorry I'm late, I'll just pop in the side door.
2013-01-02 06:13:09 PM  
1 vote:
The families are complaining about a free movie?

If they were given a bar of gold they'd probably complain how heavy it was.
2013-01-02 06:11:55 PM  
1 vote:
Might give them some closure.

Worth a shot...
2013-01-02 06:07:59 PM  
1 vote:

DownDaRiver: FTA: They also said the company refused to meet with them one-on-one without lawyers present.

Can you blame them, since they know that you want them to bleed green blood as punishment for owning a business where some wacko felt like killing people?


So much this!! People have been sneaking into movie theaters since they were invented, it's not like this was some huge "security hole" pointed out to Cinemark and ignored. It was the back farking door of a movie theater, Cinemark had absolutely shiat to do with the people dying. As for the offer in TFA, I think it was Cinemark trying to be nice, I don't think they were trying to be "disgusting", and the '2 days after Christmas' thing wasn't designed to rub salt in open wounds, either. These people need to move the fark on. They're probably just pissed because the kids in Connecticut took all of their 'Look at me! Someone I loved has died" money.

As for the people who think it would be hard to watch a movie there, I go to Trolley Square here in Salt Lake all the time, and hardly ever think about the guy who went on a rampage there in '06. I think about it more when driving by, only because I can picture him crossing from the parking lot across the street... I could go to the Aurora theater and watch a movie. Besides, it's like in The World According To Garp, it's been "pre-disastered".
2013-01-02 06:05:45 PM  
1 vote:
Considering the fact that Cinemark is a right wing corporation (famously, Mourdock's biggest campaign contributor) and that right wing policies led directly to the shooting of their relatives, I agree with them that it is disgusting.

Dear Next Crazy Guy,

Go shoot up Cinemark HQ.

2013-01-02 06:02:50 PM  
1 vote:
Poland's tourist ministry would like a word.
2013-01-02 04:35:45 PM  
1 vote:

Confabulat: I'm curious to know what movie they think would be appropriate. Feel-good romantic comedy?
2013-01-02 04:09:41 PM  
1 vote:

Confabulat: I'm curious to know what movie they think would be appropriate. Feel-good romantic comedy?

For example, "When Harry Shot Sally"?
2013-01-02 02:34:20 PM  
1 vote:

I figured they would just tear the farker down and call it a loss.  Forget the victims' relatives: who the hell will be able to go and enjoy a movie there without thinking about what happened?
2013-01-02 02:32:15 PM  
1 vote:
I bet they planned to show TDKR, too
2013-01-02 02:31:01 PM  
1 vote:
Well, at least they scuttled the plan to rename it the Crosshairs Cinema.
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