(KUSA)- Relatives of the majority of people killed in the Aurora movie theater are rejecting an invitation to attend its reopening, calling it a "disgusting offer."
The parents, grandparents, cousins and widow of nine of the 12 people killed released a letter Wednesday sent to the theater's owner, Cinemark.
In the letter to Cinemark, victims' family members write, "Our family members will never be on this earth with us again and a movie ticket and some token words from people who didn't care enough to reach out to us, nor respond when we reached out to them to talk, is appalling."
The Plano, Texas-based company has been renovating the Aurora theater and plans to re-open it Jan. 17.
The company had no immediate comment. The families said they were invited to an "evening of remembrance" followed by a movie.