From giddy excitement for being one of the first to screen the "The Dark Knight Rises," to stark terror, people inside the movie theater told the story of when a gunman went on a deadly shooting rampage Friday morning in Aurora, Colorado. Below are a sampling of tweets:
9:31 PM : @ ZachEtake38: Everyone's dressing up as Batman, im going dressed as Bruce Wayne... Albeit a short stubby unsexy Bruce Wayne #CouldntFindBatmanMaskInTime
11:25 PM: @JuJubee__13: It's going to be a good night! (@ Century Aurora 16 for The Dark Knight Rises w/ 6 others) http://4sq.com/LwxJY1
12:47 PM: @ ZachEtake38: In 5 hours.... A fire will rise... No jokes here, too damn excited #TDKR
1:02 AM: @ BlessedDisciple: Woww Someone Just Shot Up This Batman Movie. . I Literally Just Seen A Little Girl Get Carried Out With Bullet Wounds Smh The Nerve Of Ppl.
1:03 AM: @ ZachEtake38: Have just evacuated our theater in Aurora. There was a shooting in our auditorium. I am safe
1:19 AM: @ JME817: Movie theater just got shot up while we were watching Batman. I'm ok a little freaked out. Walking to Isaac's house with a group of friends.
1:30 AM: @ B_Dozier: I hope the pregnant lady & little kids plus the babies are okay!
1:37 AM: @ dingos8myTARDIS: Oh God, I don't know what to do.
1:37 AM: @ dingos8myTARDIS: @LustInLove Yes. It was my theater. I'm outside, one of my friends is still inside. No one knows what's going on.
1:42 AM: @ JuJubee__13: Shooting at aurora movie theater #freakingout :/
1:47 AM: @ JME817: Saw three different people who had been shot but hear there are a lot more.
1:49 AM: @ B_Dozier: I'm happy my seat was by the exit in the back , so that i wasn't running towards the front to them.
2:03 AM: @ ZachEtake38: I know I saw one man with blood running down his hands being carried into a cop car
2:11 AM: @ Romey_24: Not doin Century ever again. Could of been me. http://instagr.am/p/NS6St9QR2Q/
2:14 AM: @ ZachEtake38: a bit shaken up at the moment. not gonna lie, that was extremely terrifying
2:21AM: @ AWWillie: 2 friends lost tonight, in tears right now.
2:25AM: @ AWWillie: friend Sean my dads friend kid & Nick. & hopefully not Louis :(((
2:35AM: @ AWWillie: My dads crying, thats the first time sense my mom died.
2:45 AM: @ dingos8myTARDIS: They're putting us in a bus to a nearby high school now. #aurora #batman #shooting
3:02AM: @ AWWillie: Louis was shot multipul times. Once in the neck. About 1 hr ago they finally let his mom to see him, HE IS ALIVE IS OK. #GODBLESSAMERICA
3:05 AM: @ dingos8myTARDIS: Thank you for your prayers, everyone. Alex is still missing.
3:12 AM: @ JME817: We did see bullet holes n the left side wall of our Theater 8. Sounded like someone setting off fire crackers n our theater. #aurorashooting
3:14 AM: @ JME817: Now I'm thinking it was bullets coming through the wall from 9 causing smoke and fire cracker sounds. #aurorashooting #batman #shootng
4:31 AM: @ B_Dozier: this has changed my life forever.
4:32 AM: @ B_Dozier: all I want to know is why?
4:43 AM: @ Romey_24: I seen some things no human being should witness ever in his/her life.
5:24 AM: @ PeterBurnsRadio: Devastated. Lost a very close friend in the shooting last night. @JessicaRedfield came to Denver to pursue sports career. I'm shaking
5:43 AM: @ AmandaKost: Just spoke w/ family in tears. Looking for son who went to midnight screening, hasn't answered calls. "He always answers" #TheaterShooting
6:04 AM: @ JME817: So lucky. We went to 8 instead. http://instagr.am/p/NTU951iZQx/
6:13 AM: @ Nicole80017: I was a kid during Columbine but it feel like that again.
7:09 AM: @ dingos8myTARDIS: I'm okay, back at my friend's house now. We're all valuing our lives and the sunrise. To those offering prayers, I thank you again.