While makeshift memorials and candle outcroppings in Aurora continue to grow by the hour, the community is faced with the question: what to do with the Century 16 theater?

It's not an easy question. Nearly two weeks after the shooting, now called one of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history, all but one of the victims has been laid to rest. Family members of Ashley Moser say a funeral for her 6-year-old daughter Veronica Moser, the youngest of the victims to die in the tragedy, has been delayed until her mother can attend.

"I know people say, 'You need to get back on the horse and start over again.' But it would just be very difficult," memorial visitor Rosemary Synovic told Denver's KMGH, adding that she thinks the city should tear down the theater and build a memorial.

Others argue for the theater to remain open.

From the LA Times:

"I think John would want that," said Karen Lavin, whose nephew, 27-year-old John Larimer, was among the 12 killed on July 20. "He was a huge movie buff and had amazing recall of lines from everything from 'Princess Bride' to 'Harry Potter.' … Maybe a small memorial outside the theater with the names of the victims would be nice."

One of the most frequently cited examples in the media has been Columbine High School, just miles away.

The library, one of the worst fatality scenes in the shooting massacre, was relocated to the first floor and alighted with windows.

In its own way, the redesign of the school reflected the tragedy in subtleties.

According to a Denver Post article, it occurred to Principal Frank DeAngelis--who had been the principal during the 1999 shooting--that if students had to, they could smash the windows and escape.

The floor over the cafeteria, where the library stood, was turned into an atrium-like space with 13 trees planted in memory of the students who were killed on that day.

"Many people felt that if we destroyed Columbine High School, then the two murderers had won," DeAngelis told the LA Times.

In 2007, an additional public memorial for Columbine was built at Clement Park to recognize the lives lost.

The company which owns the Century 16 Theater, Cinemark, has declined to discuss what will happen with the theater.

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  • People attending a candle-light prayer gathering cry as they pray, Friday, July 20, 2012, in Aurora, Colo., across the street from the movie theater where a gunman killed at least 12 people and wounded dozens of others Friday in one of the deadliest mass shootings in recent U.S. history. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

  • People hold hands as they pray during a vigil, Friday, July 20, 2012, in Aurora, Colo., across the street from the movie theater where a gunman killed at least 12 people and wounded dozens of others Friday in one of the deadliest mass shootings in recent U.S. history. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

  • People attending a candle-light prayer gathering sit comfort each other, Friday, July 20, 2012, in Aurora, Colo., across the street from the movie theater where a gunman killed at least 12 people and wounded dozens of others Friday in one of the deadliest mass shootings in recent U.S. history. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

  • Tents put up by the major television networks are illuminated as the sun sets over the Century 16 theatre east of the Aurora Mall in Aurora, Colo., on Friday, July 20, 2012. Authorities report that 12 died and more than three dozen people were shot during an assault at the theatre during a midnight premiere of "The Dark Knight." (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

  • People attending a candle-light prayer gathering surround a a group of candles and U.S. flags, Friday, July 20, 2012, in Aurora, Colo., across the street from the movie theater where a gunman killed at least 12 people and wounded dozens of others Friday in one of the deadliest mass shootings in recent U.S. history. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

  • Esmeralda Carbajal, second from lower left, lights candles at a growing memorial across the street from the Century 16 movie theater, late Friday, July 20, 2012, in Aurora, Colo., nearly 24 hours after a gunman killed at least 12 people and wounded dozens of others watching the latest Batman film in one of the deadliest mass shootings in recent U.S. history. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

  • Well-wishers left notes and flowers on the sidewalks surrounding the blocked-off Century 16 movie theater in Aurora.

  • Candles, flowers and a stuffed bear accumulated on the stairs of a graffiti-marked building next to the Century 16 Theater where the shooting occurred early Friday morning.

  • Stuffed animals sat at the base of many trees across the street from the theater where the shooting took place. These "Winnie The Pooh" bears sat at the base of one bathed in candlelight.

  • Candles with pictures of saints stood in pools of wax across the street from the theater where the shooting took place in the early hours of Friday, July 20, 2012.

  • Mother Suyapa Zlaya (second from left) sits across the street from the Century 16 theater with daughters Katheryn (far left), Haley and Blanca. Blanca attended the "Dark Knight Rises" premiere at nearby Harkins Theater the night of the shooting instead of the Century theater they usually attend. Her mother says she feared she might have been in the theater where the shooting occurred when she couldn't reach Blanca immediately by phone. The family says after their experience they wanted to come and show their support.

  • Candles, stuffed animals and pools of wax sit in the blueish glow of media lights nearby in Aurora.

  • Well-wishers and onlookers pass by signs of support at 10:30 p.m. across the street from the Century 16 Theater in Aurora.

  • Friends Greg Duran, 26, Cierra Human, 21, and Arielle Merelli, 21, say they had planned to attend the "Dark Knight Rises" premiere at the Century 16 Theater in Aurora the night of the shooting but Duran had to work earlier and they decided against it.

  • Cars remain in the parking lot of the Century 16 movie theater, late Friday, July 20, 2012, in Aurora, Colo., nearly 24 hours after a gunman killed at least 12 people and wounded dozens of others watching the latest Batman film in one of the deadliest mass shootings in recent U.S. history. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)