Tom Sullivan, the father of slain "Dark Knight Rises" moviegoer Alex Sullivan, wrote an editorial in response to the letter, in which he said the theater reopening is the first step in rebuilding the community and that he would be attending.
Sullivan did come to the memorial screening, wearing a shirt with the emblem of the superhero Nightwing, a former sidekick of Batman's.
Jansen Young (left) was in Theater 9 during the shooting. That night she was saved by her military boyfriend Jonathan Blunk, who was slain during the attack. She attended Thursday's screening with her aunt, Sherrie Hawley (right).
Aurora Police Officer Mike Hawkins, pictured below, was a first responder on the night of the shooting.
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper bows his head during the prayer at the reopening.
Tom Sullivan watches the program.
Pierce O'Farrill was shot three times by Holmes, once in the arm, and twice in his left leg. He told The Denver Post in July that he forgives James Holmes and hopes to speak with him one day.