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Bomb threats made to movie theaters nationwide

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© Carmike Cinemas across the U.S. were checked for bombs after a threat reported from the corporate office. (Source: carmike.com) © Carmike Cinemas across the U.S. were checked for bombs after a threat reported from the corporate office. (Source: carmike.com)

(RNN) – Police and fire departments responded to Carmike Cinemas locations across the country Friday after a bomb threat was made to the company's corporate office, according to reports.

Hundreds of movie theaters in multiple states, including Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, North Carolina, Texas and Virginia, had activity from emergency responders starting around 11:30 a.m. ET.

There have been no reports of explosive devices found, and multiple Raycom stations announced local sites had been cleared by law enforcement.

According to WSFA, Auburn, AL, police said the threat originated at the corporate office, which is located in nearby Columbus, GA. Carmike has not released a statement on the matter.

Carmike operates 236 theaters in 35 states, according to the company. They are the fourth largest movie theater chain in the country.

RNN does not typically report bomb threats, but made an exception for public interest.

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