Cinema Drive reopened after nationwide bomb threat


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police have reopened Cinema Drive after a bomb threat was called into the corporate headquarters of Carmike Cinemas.

According to investigators, the threat claimed that there was a bomb in one or more Carmike locations across the country. As a result, Carmike informed its theaters and local police, including in Wilmington.

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Normally, WWAY does not report on bomb threats, but given the nature of this particular threat, we thought the information was valuable for our viewers.

The police department gave the all-clear around 11:45 a.m. after it determined with theater managers that there was no credible threat.

WPD set up a command center at Sonic on Market Street. In addition to the theater, the threat impacted Hometown Wilmington Media across the street. The building is home to radio stations The Big Talker, The Bone, The Penguin and Bach Radio, where employees tell us they were under lockdown.