Aurora Marks One Year Anniversary of Deadly Movie Theater Shooting

AURORA, Colo. (KTLA) – One year after a gunman opened fire at a crowded movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, residents gathered Saturday for a city-sponsored “Day of Remembrance.”

On July 20, 2012, a gunman carried out one of the largest mass shootings in U.S. history at a midnight screening of the Batman film “The Dark Knight Rises.”


Aurora residents place flowers under a wreath for victims of the movie theater massacre (Twitter)

The rampage left 12 people dead, and seventy others were injured.

The city of Aurora scheduled a series of events Saturday, including “healing activities” such as meditation, music, counseling and yoga.

Some activities were scheduled for the newly-opened Aurora Strong Community Resilience Center, which is designed to teach trauma coping skills.

James Holmes was later arrested and pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity to 166 counts of murder and other crimes.

Holmes, 24, was expected to go on trial in 2014.