Video: Heroes of the Aurora Theater Shooting

August 6, 2012 at 8:21 pm (Aurora, Colorado, Colorado Shooting, Hero, Heroes, Jon Blunk, Shooting Aurora Colorado, Theater Shooting)

The Denver Post has created a web page devoted to the heroes of the Aurora shooting.  Not simply a memorial for those who died as a result of the tragedy, but also including stories of people who put their own lives in danger to help others.  Many people from all walks of life became heroes that horrifying day.

What would I do?

When the lights go down in a movie theater, you are alone, even in the crowd.

Please be quiet. Silence your cellphone.

The room smells of popcorn butter, and your shoes stick to the floor. But the surroundings drift away as the images onscreen spool into your imagination and the sound effects vibrate into your rib cage. The accelerating story takes you along. That’s the point, isn’t it? To escape?

From practically the opening scene of “The Dark Knight Rises,” pretend guns fire and actors shriek, a classic slam-bang opener.

But then, during a quiet scene, the sound of gunshots — suddenly, confusingly — comes alive again in theater 9 at the Century Aurora 16. Bullets rip into the air. Innocents scream. The gunman shouts. The wounded wail out. The bloodshed is real.

What would I do?

Read the rest here…

Watch the video below…

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