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National Carmike Cinemas Bomb Threat Cleared in Atlanta Area Theaters

A bomb threat to the theater's headquarters sent police everywhere into action on Friday.

Moviegoers breathed a sigh of relief Friday afternoon, when law enforcement declared that no bombs were found in metro Atlanta Carmike theaters.

Thursday after hours, a bomb threat was called into the corporate headquarters in Columbus, Ga., according to media reports.

There are 22 theaters in Georgia, including locations in ; ; ; and Patch reporters in each of those towns reported that no bombs were found in those theaters.

-- In light of the and now this bomb threat, will you watch more movies at home, and why? Tell us in the comment section. --

In nearby Snellville, the local police department rushed to the Carmike 12. By early afternoon, officials said there were no explosives found in the theater, frequented by some Lilburn residents.

"This was a nonspecific threat to Carmike Cinemas," said Det. Trey Downs of Snellville Police Department, . "We checked everything out and everything is fine."

In Canton, of Police Chief Bob Merchant, of the Canton Police Department.

"All the theaters were searched," Merchant told a Canton-Sixes Patch reporter outside the complex. "We feel comfortable that the whole area has been checked."

And, across the nation, similar Patch reports indicated that no bombs were found in those towns either.

Although Terrell Mayton, spokesman for the movie chain, could not be reached for comment by Patch, he told the AJC that the threats all concerned "The Expendables 2," an action movie that opened today.

Joy L. Woodson August 17, 2012 at 09:42 PM
I thought I was going to the movies today, but work kept me from doing that. However, it looks like I wouldn't have gotten in anyhow.
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