Century Aurora & XD

14300 E. Alameda Avenue,
Aurora, CO 80012

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Operated by: Cinemark

Previously operated by: Century Theatres

Functions: Movies (First Run)

Previous Names: Century Aurora 16, Century Aurora

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 303.363.0300

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Opened on November 20, 1998 by Century Theatres. This theatre features stadium seating, digital sound, showing first run attraction with the usual amenities of a megaplex.

The Century Aurora 16 was closed on July 20, 2012, after a mass shooting, which killed 14 during a midnight screening of the Batman movie “The Dark Knight Rises”.

It was refurbished and renamed Century Aurora from January 17, 2013. By 2016 it was known as the Century Aurora & XD.

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Recent comments (view all 56 comments)

CSWalczak on October 19, 2012 at 4:32 am

Tentative plans have been announced for the theater’s renovation and remodeling; the screening room where the shootings took place will become a giant screen auditorium. The theater will be rebranded as a Cinemark and there will be some exterior modifications. View article

CSWalczak on December 6, 2012 at 2:41 am

Cinemark has announced that the theater will reopen on Jan. 17, 2013: View article

steelbeard1 on January 15, 2013 at 2:16 pm

The official name of the theater is now simply “Century Aurora” so please make the corresponding changes. News story at http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_22368053/vacant-since-mass-shooting-renewed-aurora-theater-reopen

steelbeard1 on January 23, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Now that this cinema has reopened after extensive renovations, can the overview photo be changed to one of the new photos of the renovated cinema?

moviebuff82 on July 16, 2013 at 12:32 pm

It was on this coming weekend one year ago that this theater became a disaster area.

moviebuff82 on July 21, 2017 at 1:56 pm

5 years ago this past week during a midnight showing of TDKR everything changed. This forced exhibitors to show Thursday night advance showings at earlier times and to increase security around the theaters.

davidcoppock on May 5, 2018 at 5:47 am

Is there possibly a memorial in the auditorium where the shooting happened?

David_Schneider on May 13, 2018 at 1:11 pm

Tim McGrath, a survivor of the shooting, has made a film based on the experience, “Surviving Theater 9”:


davidcoppock on October 13, 2018 at 1:28 am

There is a Reflection Memorial Garden at the Aurora Municipal Center on the corner of East Alameda parkway and South Chambers Road to honour the victims of the Aurora century Cinema shooting, extanding the current Xeriscape garden, half a mile from the cinema. There was a impromptu memorial site in a vacant lot near the cinema, before the memorial garden.

moviebuff82 on September 29, 2019 at 6:50 pm


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