HomeArticlesI Survived The Movie Theater Shooting In Aurora, Colorado I Survived The Movie Theater Shooting In Aurora, Colorado By Harry Baker November 9, 2019 Articles, Blog 100 Comments Tags:aurora colorado shooting, aurora colorado theater shooting, aurora shooting, batman shooting, buzzfeed, buzzfeed unsolved network, colorado movie theater shooting, dark knight rises shooting, gun control laws, i survived, i survived the movie theater shooting in aurora, James Holmes, Movie Theater Shooting, people share about aurora shooting, story time, storytime Related Posts Pittsburgh Public Theater’s SWEAT • November 8-December 9 at the O’Reilly Theater The Exploration and Colonization of Mars: Why Mars? Why Humans? | Dr. Joel Levine | TEDxRVA String Theory Explained – What is The True Nature of Reality? About Author admin 100 Comments wholesomebear x November 9, 2019 this is pretty heartbreaking Reply Kevin Pauly November 9, 2019 So did she see the Dark Knight or the Dark Knight Rises? Reply griffhay1 November 9, 2019 This is a very interesting and powerful video, but it kinda feels out of place on this channel… Reply red wolf92 November 9, 2019 I'm glad this video got released after the Joker and not before as it might make BuzzFeed seems to support the SJW's agenda that the Joker would incite incels to commit acts of violence like the theater shooting…I hope Melia can recover from the PTSD and have a normal life after that harrowing incident… Reply Amanda Rivera November 9, 2019 What a strong woman, this is terrifying Reply i hope u burn November 9, 2019 they wanted the full movie but all they got was clips Reply Ivan Sorola November 9, 2019 Heartbreaking 😞 Reply Esperanza Serrano November 9, 2019 This is an interesting perspective because it’s people in the other theatre not the direct theatre. People still did not even notice gun fire because it seemed like it was apart of the movie. People didn’t notice the friend that was shot or bullets were coming through the wall. That’s so crazy Reply A Veronica Sawyer-Heather Chandler Sandwich November 9, 2019 I honestly kinda forgot about this.. I feel really guilty about it now.. If you're reading this lady I'm so sorry.. Reply Madison Lathrop November 9, 2019 I legit went through and liked every comment because they are so heart felt Reply She_Plays November 9, 2019 This is so sad😔 Reply Total Drama77 November 9, 2019 This is sad, and it was really sad when she said shooting had became a common thing Reply Christine November 9, 2019 This story is horrible. I will say though, if my friend was shot I would scream everybody get out of the theater as I'm leaving. Also I would have called 911. Reply The Domestic Desi November 9, 2019 Wow I live less than 10 mins from the movie theater this happened at. I will never forget that night because I couldn't sleep for some reason so I went to 7-11 to get a snack and big gulp and I remember there were 2 cops in there buying a cop of coffee, and I was in line behind them. Right as they were being rung up, they got the emergency call and you could hear the distress over the walkie talkies thingies. And they freaked out and the clerk immediately said no worries about paying and just to go ahead and leave immediately. I then went up and bought my stuff and spoke to the clerk for a few moments in shock wondering what was going on. Within minutes, the clerk, another customer and I noticed all the police sirens going off so we went outside of the 7-11 and we saw all the emergency services flying at high speeds down the road. We counted 20 cop cars, 10 ambulances, 3 fire trucks. We still didn't know what was going on of course. So I headed home and within 15 minutes, my entire facebook feed was filled with pictures and posts of experiences and posts of people freaking out etc. So I found out very quickly what had happened. We had a friend at the theater. My daughter had a friend in school whose mother was killed. Very heartbreaking. I shop at sephora often and the sephora is in the mall, which is right next door to the movie theater this happened at. Every time I drive past that theater, I feel such a sad and scared feeling at the pit of my stomach. I have never stepped foot back into that theater. RIP to the beautiful lives lost that day Reply rebecca gerringer November 9, 2019 Gun violence is ruining the security and stability of this nation. This breaks my heart. Reply Abril Ms November 9, 2019 I wish this video and Devin's video were subtitled so it could reach so much more people who don't speak English Reply freddy slayer28 November 9, 2019 I hope he stays in there for 773 years And god bless the people who died and got hurt Reply Sam M. November 9, 2019 Ok buzzfeed Reply no, this is patrick November 9, 2019 I read something like this in reddit. Reply Orangutan Pussy November 9, 2019 Lol i live right to that movie Reply ahsan rifat November 9, 2019 when the new season is gonna come Reply MEADOW STURBUCKS QUEEN November 9, 2019 I am so sorry u had to go through this Reply Mr. Hyde November 9, 2019 Okay nevermind I guess it wasnt during the dark knight it was the dark knight rises Reply chibob November 9, 2019 We shouldn’t have to live with this. She’s so brave. Reply Maryam - Master of Movement November 9, 2019 Ever since that event, everytime I go to a movie theater it's like an automatic instinct to think where I would run or hide if someone started shooting. I also get super paranoid if I sit in the front or middle row because I'm scared someone will shoot from behind. Reply Lucy Richards November 9, 2019 Currently crying😭😭 Reply Betty Liljander November 9, 2019 I live in Aurora and the theatre that this happened at is right by my house and I used to go there all the time and I remember this happening and my sister was going to go with some friends but she got grounded (thank God) but my dad was working in the mall across the street and I remember him just coming home and explaining what was happening and watching the news and the shooters trials and even now I sometimes go to that theatre just because it's so close and now there's police everywhere, there's a no backpack policy, and most everyone I know still won't set foot in there. what happened is awful and it's truely awful that it still needs to be a concern today. thank you for reading this if you did. Reply Backwood Yitta November 9, 2019 Wow I actually remembered hearing about this , this is so sad Reply Maeve H November 9, 2019 "You don't think 'shooting' … well more recently you do" is such a sad truth Reply Keyanna Blass November 9, 2019 Wow this was hauntingly beautiful. We need a change Reply Kevin CoquiiCoquii November 9, 2019 Bruh me and my friends got shot at when I was like 13. I didn't remember until now so tbh you gotta stop milking that mass shooting cow. Enough with the pitty party already. You survived appreciate that for what it is. These kids obviously are selling this story and are making money off of other people's murder and you idiots go awwwwe I feel so bad for you. Meanwhile these people are cashing interview checks. Reply Ace Yang November 9, 2019 This is why people need to carry conceal now a days this world is dangerous prepare yourself, defend yourself. Reply Big Wiskjwnsmskaw November 9, 2019 12 people died. We were there with 12 people. 😧 Reply Katsic November 9, 2019 I remember I was in my sophomore or junior year and it was so so shocking that there was a shooting at all. It's crazy how common it is. Reply g November 9, 2019 This breaks my heart, I can’t imagine going through this. I’m extremely sorry you and many others had to go through this. It isn’t okay… Reply turtle4614 November 9, 2019 This happened and we literally moved to Colorado Springs immediately after. Everyone we knew was so scared we were going to be killed. So messed up Reply Rishabh Kumar November 9, 2019 This is called Karma. USA is famous for its notorious foreign policies specially in Middle East. Many innocents have been killed by USA there. Now these gun shootings taking innocent lives in USA is Karma of those deceased innocent people. Reply Mette Værum November 9, 2019 This was so raw, God bless you, your family and friends; I hope you have a lifetime of happiness after such a dark meaningless experience x Reply Delilah IsOkay November 9, 2019 I remember reading a reddit account of it and their was a small girl in their and that was horrifying to read about.. Actually a lot of it sounds just like this tbh. But the girls boyfriend got shot and they ran through the emergency exit. They were in the same room as the shooter though. Also the girl wasn’t told where they took her boyfriend she searched for hours to find him an hour away from there. Reply Nerd And Geek November 9, 2019 I feel like because of all these shootings everyone now has that instinct of "if a shooter…" like if a shooter came from here where would I be able to go, where is the best place for me to sit or stand or whatever that if a shooter enters I'll be safe Reply BlissfulMemories November 9, 2019 Wow, I never knew that bullets went through the wall and injured anyone. I am happy she and her friends got out. Reply C a k e November 9, 2019 So sad and so traumatizing 😔 Reply link 125662918 November 9, 2019 Fake Reply -_- MOODY MEL November 9, 2019 This is too harrowing for a usually lighthearted channel, this video should be out there but not here. Its kinda disrespectful to be on this channel. Im sorry this and after hearing the story its disturbing beyond an entertaining way Again, it shouldnt be here Reply Joshua November 9, 2019 I suffer from severe PTSD, and I understand that feeling of hypervigilance in large crowds. When I'm in any situation with loads of people, I scan their hands for weapons or bulges on their person — the small of their back, under the coat, just anywhere a weapon could be hid. Loud pops/bangs startle me within an inch of my life. I've experienced so much violence during my thirty-two years, I never leave my apartment. My family doesn't understand — maybe they don't even care, but PTSD is no joke. It's hell. Reply chezz_rayrayy November 9, 2019 You should interview people who survived the Deer Creek Middle School shooting, it was also in Colorado in 2011 Reply Elizabeth smith November 9, 2019 It’s sad that these shootings are now the norm, we need stronger gun laws. Reply zero132132 November 9, 2019 I saw Batman Begins in that same theater. It's kind of just luck that I went to a different one for the midnight show since that one is pretty close to where my friends lived at the time. It's sort of terrifying to know that after every mass shooting, there's a loosening of gun control laws. Reply Ricdawg. November 9, 2019 Movie theaters haven’t been the same since. Reply Merry Chrima November 9, 2019 I legit have a fear of going to theaters. I still go because of the guys or dates. I always come up with an escape route in my mind, and always come up with the worst case scenario in my head. I like to say I’m preparing myself in case something happens :/ Reply logan paul is a cunt November 9, 2019 Here's a cool idea ban guns but no Americans "haVE a RiGHt tO OwN GUnS" Reply Brandon Rosario November 9, 2019 Cant even watch a damn movie without fearing a shooting will happen Reply winter 117 November 9, 2019 This made me so sad bc I realized how normal shooting r to me. I’m a senior and this semester alone we have have a total of 5 shooting threats and every single time I just want to school thinking that if something does happen the cops would handle it ( we have actually cops at our school 24/7) idk it just made me real sad Reply Kaitie Marie November 9, 2019 I live in Aurora. Thank you so much for sharing your story. I knew someone who was in the theater that he was shooting in. Such a horrible situation. Reply Brian Duffy November 9, 2019 it's so awful to think about how many shootings have happened since then Reply Anime Panda Girl November 9, 2019 I actually never heard of this. I was 6 at the time. I feel bad for not knowing. 😓😥😣😞 Reply Misha Rogerson November 9, 2019 I'm so grateful to live in a country where access to guns is extremely, extremely limited. I'd be terrified in the US. Reply Shock 22 November 9, 2019 So someone found time to shoot up a theatre? You don’t have anything better to do? Reply Lesley Watson November 9, 2019 Wow. Good job for being so strong. I was only 5 at the time, and had just moved to Aurora, CO. Now I know what my parents were talking about. Thanks, and sorry. Reply Sammie November 9, 2019 The woman deserves every good thing that comes her way. I hope she knows that so many people are fighting for this to never happen again. Reply QUARTERS-EYE November 9, 2019 Thank you for NOT turning this into a gun control issue. My heart goes out to her and all the victims of these terrible incidents. We have a horrible mental health crisis in this country. It's time we addressed the real cause of these mass shootings, and stop blaming inanimate objects for the crimes people commit. You have my respect Buzzfeed Unsolved. Thank you for presenting this in a fair, unbiased way. Reply Jusbert Meza November 9, 2019 FYI it wasn't "The Dark Knight" because that one came out in 08. She meant "The Dark Knight Rises" and that was in 2012. A lil nitpick sorry just had to get it out there Reply Ned Flanders November 9, 2019 This is such a tragic story and I love how she ended it by telling us that there are horribly cruel things that go on in this country but at the same time there are good things it’s uplifting that a person who went through this doesn’t say how bad the world is but says it’s just as good Reply Yenawa November 9, 2019 I was in Aurora when this happened. It was horrifying to see it on the news. Aurora is very scary to grow up in, I lived there for 7 years. I had to move because of the shootings in my neighborhood. I really hope things get better 😓 Reply Multifandom Girl14 November 9, 2019 I hate That our world has come to this. My cousins and I were going to a carnival, and we had to make a plan, in case something happened. My aunt told us, “if someone starts shooting, I want you all to run. And meet at a place.” It’s sad that kids now a days have to live with the fear of this happening,l. Wether it be at a store, restaurant, carnival, school, or just being out in the world trying to live your life. Reply New York Nick November 9, 2019 I wonder what made unsolved do this. I think it’s good but I wonder why because it’s off brand Reply J. Mascis November 9, 2019 #thisisamerica Reply Tagoo Tuesday November 9, 2019 Mfs that shoot up places should be executed on the spot. They don’t even deserve the facade of a kangaroo court Reply Captain Panda November 9, 2019 I’m so sorry for this and for the people who lost they’re lives , family , and friends. Also for the injured people… she’s so strong to tell this story. Reply Oscar Goodwin23 November 9, 2019 Something like this will give you ptsd for years or possibly life. I hope and pray me or no one I know is ever involved in a thing like this. Reply Starkzee November 9, 2019 What can we do to break our fear of dying? Reply RaZeRaykin November 9, 2019 Other than that how was the movie Reply Erica Hokanson November 9, 2019 Goosebumps Reply Jess Herz November 9, 2019 After hearing about this incident years ago, I’ve always had it in the back of my mind whenever I go see a movie it’s sad that we can’t really be safe anywhere and have to worry about this stuff all the time Reply helicopter drill sergeant Mommy Case November 9, 2019 Amen that have to be very scary we had a school shooting my child luckily had stayed home sick that day I am so thankful I don't know how the Stars aligned that day but she had a guardian angel because she would have been in that lunchroom when the boy started shooting to make matters worse the shooter was my nephew her cousin and he was targeting another family member Reply AbuzzAcorn November 9, 2019 Whay are you even disliking this vid? Reply Jonny Rosado November 9, 2019 Not to sound insensitive but what's the significance of showing this? Reply Matt Walker November 9, 2019 Why is this on the Buzzfeed Unsolved channel? Reply Danait November 9, 2019 This is so scary, I live in Sweden and sometimes I get so scared that this might happen here. Reply Curious_ Lobster November 9, 2019 When talking about good and bad people the good among us faaar outweighs the bad. That's why events like this are so devastating to most because the majority of us have a heart. Reply Proudest Pinoy November 9, 2019 I'm gonna snitch a gun in my pocket when I enter a theater now. Reply lil chxrrpp November 9, 2019 She said she went with 10 people, but after she said 12 got shot, she said it was crazy because they were with 12 people. So I'm assuming shes talking either about the people she came with or in the parking lot with. Reply uncollective November 9, 2019 Why is this on Unsolved???? Reply Nostalgia nerd November 9, 2019 She and her friend is brave Reply Bambooze November 9, 2019 Never been to a movie after this happened without concealed carrying Reply Whistle Girl November 9, 2019 Melia is such a strong woman. She went through something terrifying and survived it. I hope people look up to her in a good way. Reply JimmyOnslaught November 9, 2019 They can't even say anything against the 100 million guns in homes because of their culture Reply WorldIsALie X November 9, 2019 This is sad when she said well now we think shooting since shootings are common And I agree so much Every time I go somewhere I always search for the nearest exist and I find it sad for me that this is where my generation is heading Reply N1GH7.m4re November 9, 2019 Why is this on buzzfeed unsolved… Wrong channel for it. Reply ShellHealth November 9, 2019 I was working in a mall when a shooting happened. I wasn't right where it happened, but I saw people running, not knowing what was going on. I don't remember how we found out what was going on, but we pulled people who were still entering the mall into our store to hide with us in the back. It was terrifying, especially since one of them was a toddler. I was just trying to keep him happy and quiet in case the shooter came our way and constantly checking police updates on my phone. Eventually we were evacuated by a swat team and taken through the section that was shot up. It was horrible seeing bullet holes in the wall and the food court just torn apart with people's belongings left everywhere. We were lucky that only two people were killed (the shooter started shooting into the crowd, but changed his mind and just killed himself), but it was still traumatizing. I understand her thought that maybe she can help with a similar situation in the future because of what she's been through. I still think of ways I could have handled things better or what I would have done if I was closer, etc. It does mentally prepare you for it to happen again. I appreciate her sharing her story and hope she continues to improve mentally. Reply soft cotton November 9, 2019 brooo this movie theater is 30 minutes away from me Reply mohammed tahmid November 9, 2019 U know I'm sorry but there's an easy solution to these problems. Ban guns in america Reply Firemonkeyboy 01 November 9, 2019 This is a very sad story and the fact now it's so common to see stuff like this in the news it's very sad that some of the victims had a more life ahead of them and it got taken away no one is safe now at school he store gas station night club restaurants and way more Reply Kira Kitty November 9, 2019 I’ve heard of this a lot because I live in Colorado Springs but I’ve never gotten a real perspective. Reply Jeremy Brown November 9, 2019 Thank you for sharing this. I hope it helps others in case they find themselves in this situation. Reply Librarian_ Alli November 9, 2019 I have not experienced a mass shooting. However during a showing of Pet Cemetary a few months ago someone yelled that someone had a gun. The theatre was packed and everyone jumped and ran out as fast as they could. People got hurt, one lady broke her ankle. Anyway, as we all ran out we were telling people we passed and workers to call 9-11 and they all just stood there. Nobody but the pet cemetery people ran straight about of the theatre full speed. You would think that after all the shootings people would have been more reactive to a whole theatre full of people doing this but …no…it was really disturbing to me. People just kept on pumping butter onto their popcorn and scanning their tickets. Granted, no gun ever went off but still… Reply randsom321 November 9, 2019 "Back in 2012 mass shootings weren't so common" oof Reply Bruce Wayne November 9, 2019 Haha worst movie review I ever watched Reply Amber Mercer November 9, 2019 So interesting that the shooter smoke bombed one theater but decided to open fire in another. Reply Emma November 9, 2019 Very brave and emotional – all shootings are so shocking from afar. And they get closer. Many hearts to everyone who has been affected, has a loved one, affected by gun violence or general violence-really. There are no easy answers. MANY HEARTS. <3 <3 <3 Reply Add a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment:*Name:* Email Address:* Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.