AURORA, Colo. -- Some Colorado residents are taking a stand after a deadly shooting at a movie theater. Volunteers collected thousands of dollars in donations and handed out free tickets on Saturday.
People want to show that they're not afraid to go to the movies despite the deadly shooting on July 20.
"Me and my friend were in line waiting to see a movie, but it was sold out," said Tyler Killingbeck.
Killngbeck almost saw Batman at the theater where the mass shooting happened. He and his friend knew many people who were inside the theater the night of the shooting.
In Denver, 1,300 tickets were handed out to strangers.
"I wanted to try to find something that was the exact opposite of what this guy did, in the dark. And, to try to find a way to spread a little bit of light," said organizer Jason Cole.
Volunteer Christina Jones said she felt like it was important for her to take part in this effort.
"My oldest daughter had a friend who was shot three times," Jones said. "My youngest daughter, at the last-minute made the choice to go to a different theater."