Carmike Cinemas: Corporate Statement
COLUMBUS, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- On the evening of August 16th, Carmike Cinemas (CKEC) received a non-specific telephoned bomb threat at our corporate offices in Columbus, Georgia after hours. We alerted community law enforcement officials and the FBI. Searches have been completed at the affected theatres by members of law enforcement and nothing was found.
A federal investigation is underway and Carmike is assisting with this as well as in the many communities where we have theatres. If additional details on the investigation are uncovered, we expect those to come from federal and local law enforcement agencies.
All theatres affected by the threat have been checked and deemed safe for use. Carmike Cinemas would like to express our thanks to the law enforcement agencies that quickly responded and ensured the safety of our guests. For movie listings please visit www.carmike.com.
About Carmike Cinemas (www.carmike.com)
Carmike Cinemas, Inc. is a U.S. leader in digital cinema and 3-D cinema deployments and one of the nations largest motion picture exhibitors. As of March 31, 2012, Carmike had 236 theatres with 2,264 screens in 35 states. Carmikes digital cinema footprint reached 2,135 screens, including 220 theatres with 753 screens that are also equipped for 3-D. The circuit also includes 14 BigD large format digital experience auditoriums, featuring state-of-the-art equipment and luxurious seating. As Americas Hometown Theatre chain, Carmikes primary focus for its locations is small to mid-sized communities.
Carmike Cinemas, Inc.
Terrell Mayton, 706-576-3464
Director of Marketing
Source: Carmike Cinemas, Inc.Copyright Business Wire 2012