CORE STORY: Cinemark boycott growing in wake of Aurora shooting lawsuit

Photo: Cinemark USA, Inc.

Photo: Cinemark

Chris Luckett

It was four years ago that a shooter opened fire in a movie theatre in Aurora, Colorado, killing 12 people and injuring another 70.

In that time, several lawsuits have been filed against Cinemark, claiming that proper security measures hadn’t been in place to prevent such an incident. Six weeks ago, Cinemark was unanimously found not partially liable for the shooting. 

State law in Colorado says that a defendant in a civil suit can seek compensation for legal fees upon upon winning — which has led to the third-largest movie theatre chain in North America billing the victims of the 2012 shooting for $700,000. Continue reading