Tuesday, August 7, 2012

We're Spreading Some Light in the Dark!

On July 20, one man crept into a movie theater in Aurora, CO, and attacked hundreds of people who just wanted to see a movie.  He did what he could to spread darkness over the Greater Denver area and the country as a whole.  We're doing what we can to spread a little light in response.

On August 11, we're taking Denver to the movies. We're going to go to as many theaters as we can and pay for everyone's movie tickets.  Our message is simple: "Tonight, the movie's on us. Go, enjoy. This isn't a fundraiser, it's not a memorial service. Some jerk tried to steal a night of fun from all of us. Tonight, we're giving it back."

Want to join us?  Here's how:

Take Denver to the Movies
If you want to help us take Denver to the movies, you can donate using the button below.  All proceeds will go directly to buying tickets at movie theaters in Aurora and the Greater Denver area.

Contributions are now closed.  Thank you everyone for your support!

If you'd like to talk to someone directly about how you or your company can participate, email us at takebackthemovies@gmail.com

Take Your Town to the Movies
If you live outside the Denver area and want to join us by taking your town to the movies, here's what you can do:

If you want to keep things simple, just go to the movies with a group on August 11, scatter people throughout the line, and have each person pay for the people behind them in line.  If you want to go bigger...

First, contact the company that manages your local theater and purchase pre-paid movie passes.  Contact information for some of the major chains is listed below.

On August 11, take your stack of movie passes to the theater and hand them out to every person who comes to the ticket window, until they're all used up.  If people ask you why their admission is free, tell them, "We wanted to spread a little light."

You may want to talk to the movie theater manager in advance, to explain what you want to do and make sure they're ready for you to be there.  We're trying to make this as easy as possible for theaters to handle within their existing systems.  After all, the point here is to bless people, not to give a box office crew a collective headache.  If you ask nicely enough, they may even throw in a few passes on their own, so you can reach even more people.

Once you've purchased your tickets, please post in the comments here and let us know where you are and how many tickets you're buying for your community.

Give to the Funds That Support the Aurora Shooting Victims
If you'd prefer to give to the funds that support the victims of the Aurora shootings, please go to https://givingfirst.org/.

Let's go spread some light!


  1. Great idea - and inspiring (as always) from you too. Just Facebooked and blogged about this here http://bettyboochronicles.blogspot.com/2012/07/theyre-taking-back-movies-and-you-can.html.

  2. hey, i have 4 websites of my own... and i build them.. how can i help you? i can offer my web design for free. and post on all my sites.. let me know how i can help :)

  3. Great idea, Jason. Just posted to my Facebook network. Blessings to you.

  4. This is a wonderful idea; will spread the word as well with my contacts.

  5. I thought the name calling in the 9News blurb (jerk) was inappropriate. You should be ashamed for spreading hate. I'll donate elsewhere. Shame on you for making this about hate and blame.