WASHINGTON – President Obama will travel to Colorado today to visit with victims of the movie theater shooting and their families.
White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer announced plans for the trip on Saturday night. Aides say the trip will also include meetings with state and local officials.
In his weekly radio address, Obama called for prayer and reflection on the shooting rampage in Aurora, Colo., which claimed 12 lives. He urged Americans to embrace the families who lost loved ones in Aurora and to let them know we will be there for them as a nation.
Trailer still playing; moviegoers shocked
A film trailer featuring mobsters firing automatic weapons into a movie audience was still running in some theaters, even after Warner Bros. pulled the promo following the Colorado shooting during a screening of The Dark Knight Rises.
Moviegoers from Connecticut to California complained on social media that the trailer for Gangster Squad played when they saw The Dark Knight Rises on Saturday. The film stars Sean Penn and Ryan Gosling. In a climactic scene, mobsters shoot from behind the screen at a crowded theater audience.
Theaters still playing the trailer appeared to be relatively few. Warner Bros. said it was working with exhibitors to remove the trailer from any theaters still playing it.
Bale sympathetic over tragedy
The Dark Knight Rises star Christian Bale said Saturday that his heart goes out to the victims of the Colorado shootings, a tragedy that brought Hollywood studios together in a rare show of solidarity as they opted to give the weekend box-office a rest.
Words cannot express the horror that I feel, Bale, who plays the Caped Crusader in the film, said in a statement. I cannot begin to truly understand the pain and grief of the victims and their loved ones, but my heart goes out to them.