We have family in Denver and I remember visiting my cousins who happened to live in Aurora growing up. When I walked out of the theater after watching The Dark Knight Rises on the midnight release, I heard the news driving home. I was in shock to hear this and thought what a tragedy and horrendous event that I could not understand. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and victims. With unfortunate events like this, the community needs to be strong and stand side by side. Tucson will definitely be doing this on Wednesday, July 25th at Heroes and Villains.
Here is the official press release for the event:
INSPIRED BY BATMAN, TUCSONAN ARTISTS ASSEMBLE TO THWART EVIL
In response to one maniac’s attempt to manifest The Joker in The Real World, fourteen local artists channel the spirit of The Dark Knight.
In Aurora, Colorado, during a midnight screening of the new Batman movie “The Dark Knight Rises”, a man dressed head-to-toe in bulletproof, black body armor opened fire on a crowd of 70 people standing in line to see the flick.
12 were instantly killed (including a 6 year old boy). 59 were critically injured.