Relatives of the victims of the Colorado movie theater massacre have rejected what they called a “disgusting” offer to attend the theater’s reopening. Twelve people were killed and dozens more were injured when a gunman opened fire during a midnight showing of 'The Dark Knight Rises' in July.

Family members of nine of those victims sent a letter to the theater’s owner rejecting an invitation he sent them to attend the reopening. They slammed the timing of the invitations which apparently arrived just two days after Christmas. They were asked to attend an evening of remembrance followed by a movie.