Yeah, it might be time for this summer movie season to be over.
"The Expendables 2" has now had a memorable opening day for all the wrong reasons as police were sent to investigate a series of bomb threats at theaters showing the action sequel, according to Deadline.
All 200 theaters of Carmike Cinemas were "on alert" earlier today due to a bomb threat phoned in from a person claiming to represent a vendor service for the theater chain. Terrell Mayton, the Director of Marketing for Carmike Cinemas, told media outlets that the phone calls were received at "locations across the country" and all involved showings of "The Expendables 2."
Police across the nation have since searched all 200 locations and reportedly found nothing suspicious. The theaters have since re-opened, albeit with a considerable police presence.
Moviegoing has proven to be a dangerous endeavor this summer, with reports of patrons being weapons to theaters increasing upon the aftermath of last month's Aurora tragedy. Let's hope we can soon go back to a time when going to the cinema was a celebration of art and community and not a life-threatening risk.