Officers have been dispatched to check Carmike theaters in Atlanta, Snellville, Canton, Newnan, Hiram, Conyers, Cumming and Bartow County, according to police in various agencies.
Carmike Cinemas owns 25 theaters in Georgia, including many in the metro area.
The corporate office alerted metro law enforcement agencies after receiving the threat, Sgt. Jonathan Rogers with the Bartow County Sheriff's Office said. Deputies searched the Cartersville theater, but nothing was located.
A man carrying a gun and knives was arrested Thursday night at the Carmike theater in Columbus, the city's police department said Friday afternoon. But investigators said they do not believe the 23-year-old man is responsible for the bomb threats, according to Lt. Lynn Joiner with the Columbus Police Department.
Joshua L. Vardeman, 23, who faces three misdemeanor charges, had purchased a ticket for a special screening of "The Expendables 2" and tried to enter carrying a computer bag, police said.
Vardeman was stopped by an officer, who found a 9 mm automatic handgun and several bullets, Joiner said.
Investigators also searched Vardeman's car and home, but no explosive devices were found, Joiner said. Vardeman was released from jail at 5 a.m. after posting $1,076 bond, police said.
Anyone with information regarding the threats is asked to contact the Atlanta FBI office at 404-679-9000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.