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Police respond to bomb threat

<strong style="color: #0000bf; font-size: 15px;"><span style="color: #0000bf; font-size: 15px;">Latest: 3:04 pm</span></strong><br><br>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; CHAMPAIGN -- A movie theater is back open after a bomb scare.
Latest: 3:04 pm
CHAMPAIGN -- A movie theater is back open after a bomb scare. It happened at the Beverly Cinema in the 900-block of Meijer Drive.

It wasn't the only threat. It actually originated at the company's home office in Georgia. Someone called corporate and said nine theaters had bombs in them. That put the entire company on high alert.

Police responded to the theater here just after 10 am. They evacuated employees and customers before blocking off entrances. Two K-9 units showed up and searched the building for more than an hour.

The theater reopened just after 1 pm. The parking lot quickly filled up with movie goers. The threat affected all Carmike Cinema Theaters around the country including those in Peoria and Decatur.

Update: 12:00 pm
CHAMPAIGN -- Police evacuated about 20-employees from the Carmike Beverly Cinema after the corporate office received a bomb threat from an unknown caller. Authorities say the caller said nine of the company's theaters had bombs placed in them, but did not specify which theaters were affected. Two theaters in Macon County, one in Peoria and one in Bloomington are also being searched.

Original: 10:42 am
CHAMPAIGN -- Police are on the scene of the Beverly Cinema in the 900-block of Meijer Drive. They received word from the theater's home office about a bomb threat. People are asked to stay away from the area.
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