published Friday, August 17th, 2012

Nationwide bomb threat made to Carmike Cinemas, local theaters checked out OK

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A nationwide bomb threat was made to a Georgia-based movie theater company that has four theaters in the Chattanooga area.

Callers identifying themselves as employees of a vendor used by the Columbus-based Carmike Cinemas made the threats to theaters, said Terrell Mayton, company spokesman. The threats were made in multiple states, but nothing suspicious has been located, Mayton said. A threat was also phoned into the corporate office, he said.

There are four Carmike Cinemas in the Chattanooga area — Majestic 12, Northgate 14 and Wynnsong 10 in Chattanoooga and Battlefield 10 in Fort Oglethorpe — and all were checked out and declared clean this morning, local law enforcement said.

All the threats concerned the action movie “The Expendables 2,” which opened today, Mayton said.

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