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The Colorado theater where 12 people were killed last July was reopened after a ceremony Thursday night. Some shooting victims ...
and relatives boycotted the ceremony. (Jan. 18)
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SHOTLIST:ASSOCIATED PRESS / AP CLIENTS ONLYLocation - Date: Aurora, Colorado / January 17, 20131. Wide, theater exterior, night2. Close, theater exterior night3. Mid. Theater entrance, night4. SOUNDBITE: MARCUS WEAVER / SURVIVED THEATER SHOOTING5. Wide, Theater exterior, night6. Wide, theater entrance, day7. Wide. Theater entrance, day8. SOUNDBITE: PIERCE O'FARRILL / WOUNDED IN THEATER SHOOTING (transcript below)9. Wide. Exterior, theater entrance, day.10.SOUNDBITE: PIERCE O'FARRILL/WOUNDED IN THEATER SHOOTING (transcript below)11. Wide, Memorial sign12. Close, memorial weath13. Close. Memorial sign14. Wide. TheaterSTORYLINE:THE THEATER WHERE A GUNMAN KILLED 12 PEOPLE SIX MONTHS AGO IS NOW OPEN FOR BUSINESS.THE MAYOR OF AURORA AND THE GOVERNOR OF COLORADO ATTENDED A CEREMONY THURSDAY, TO REOPEN THE CINEMARK THEATER IN AURORA.SOUNDBITE: MARCUS WEAVER/SURVIVED THEATER SHOOTING"I think it's part of the healing."TRACK-2SURVIVORS AND VICTIMS' FAMILIES WERE INVITED, AND MANY WERE HORRIFIED WITH THE IDEA OF GOING BACK.BUT PIERCE O'FARRILL, WHO WAS SHOT THREE TIMES IN THE JULY 20-TH RAMPAGE, SAW IT AS PART OF HIS HEALING.SOUNDBITE: PIERCE O'FARRILL/SURVIVED AURORA SHOOTING"it was another part of closure, just going back to that spot where I was in the most pain I had ever felt in my life."TRACK-3O'FARRILL ENTERED THE THEATER THROUGH THE BACK DOOR.SOUNDBITE: PIERCE O'FARRILL/SURVIVED AURORA SHOOTING"that was the same exit he came in. And I had to be carried out by the SWAT team, and that was the same exit that I went out. And you know, the memory will always be with me. I'll never forget stepping over his assault rifle and the two officers carrying me out."TRACK-4 CINEMARK IS FACING AT LEAST THREE LAWSUITS, ALLEGED IT SHOULD HAVE PROVIDED SECURITY FOR THE MIDNIGHT OPENING OF "THE DARK KNIGHT RISES."JAMES HOLMES IS CHARGED IN THE SHOOTING.ROSS SIMPSON, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.(****END****)