Aurora Shooting Victims Sue Movie Theater

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AURORA, CO - JULY 23: People stand in the parking lot outside the Century 16 movie theater where 12 people were killed in a shooting rampage last Friday, on July 23, 2012 in Aurora, Colorado. Suspect James Holmes, 24, allegedly went on a shooting spree and killed 12 people and injured 58 during an early morning screening of 'The Dark Knight Rises.' (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) Photo: Kevork Djansezian/2012 Getty Images

Three men injured in July's Dark Knight Rises shooting have filed two lawsuits against the Cinemark, which owns the Aurora movie theater where James Holmes carried out his attack. The lawsuits claim that the company was negligent in not hiring extra security for the midnight screening of Dark Knight, and that the exit door's lack of an alarm allowed Holmes to enter the theater after the movie had begun. News of the lawsuits followed the announcement that Cinemark intends to "refurbish and reconfigure" the theater, which is scheduled to re-open some time in 2013.