The president and CEO of Cinemark Theaters said he was "very saddened" by the deadly shootings at a Denver-area midnight showing of "The Dark Night Rises."
Timothy Warner, President & CEO of Cinemark Holdings, Inc., spoke outside the company's Plano, Texas headquarters just north of Dallas on Friday morning.
"Cinemark's thoughts, prayers and focus are on the families, victims, our employees and the Aurora community," said Warner.
"We're also very, very grateful for the quick response of the police department and emergency response teams which undoubtably saved a lot of lives by their quick response."
The Century Aurora 16 cancelled all movie showings for today following the shooting that left at least 12 dead and 50 injured.
Dallas-area theaters plan to continue midnight and other showings of the highly anticipated film.
Warner would not speculate on any extra security measure changes for other Cinemark theaters today or in the future, saying corporate team leaders were meeting to decide the company's official response.
Warner plans to head to Colorado later today to express his condolences in person to victims and employees of the theater.