‘‘They could have avoided a lot of ill feeling,’’ she said of the company.
Cinemark reportedly spent $1 million on renovations. Before it did, it allowed survivors and families to visit the theater. Jacqueline Keaumey Lader, a U.S. Marine and Iraq war veteran, did so.
‘‘It does help significantly,’’ Lader said. ‘‘It’s taken the power away from the place.’’
Associated Press writer Nicholas Riccardi contributed to this report.