They found nothing suspicious.
Officials with the Carmike Cinemas corporate office in Georgia say someone left a message saying explosives had been placed inside Carmike theaters across the country.
Police swept through theaters from Indiana to Georgia, and they say no bombs were found.
Fort Wayne police officers searched the Carmike 20 Cinemas before the theater opened this morning.
"Just before 11:30 this morning the Fort Wayne police department received a call from the manager of the Carmike Cinemas on Dupont Road, referenced a possible bomb threat," says Fort Wayne Police Officer Jason Anthony.
The sweep was part of a nation-wide effort in response to a bomb threat.
Officials with the Carmike Cinemas headquarters in Georgia say it came in a voice message-- which they believe may have come from a former employee.
Memos went out this morning to all of its 236 theaters.
"As per precaution, Fort Wayne police officers arrived on scene and conducted a protective sweep of the entire cinema. As a result of that sweep, they did not locate any containers or packages that appeared to be suspicious," Anthony says.
Bomb squads and bomb-sniffing dogs searched theaters in Champaign and Peoria, Illinois, and in Lexington, Kentucky.
Those investigations also turned up nothing.
Anthony says police response to these kind of threats are never a joke.
"Any time there's any indication of a bomb threat or explosives, law enforcement definitely takes it seriously and they want to do as we did today: investigate and do a protective sweep and ensure the safety of the community," Anthony says.
Officials with the Carmike Twenty Cinemas declined to comment about the investigation.
WFFT contacted the corporate office, who did not return our calls.