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Robbery reported at Raleigh movie theater

Posted February 25, 2009

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— Raleigh police were investigating an armed robbery Wednesday at the Carmike Cinemas, 5501 Atlantic Springs Road that happened around 9:30 a.m.

Two employees reporting to work were confronted by a masked man with a handgun, police said. The masked man is still at-large. No description was available.

WRAL viewer Willie Clark reported seeing more than "a dozen and a half marked and unmarked cars blocking off the entrance to Atlantic Springs.


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  • lillisa2186 Feb 26, 2009

    im a well know custmoer there and im from cary i was just there last weekend looking at madea now that was a good movie but to many ppl i mean custmoer i never seen ppl so impatient it was a madea movie i mean what do u expect nobody there dont think so the lines where out the door but they got ppl in and out as fast as they could they might have some emp.that dont do right that has happen to me and i went right to the manager and they took care of it right then and there they are a well known and good staff they even have a kids family day i know its happening this year but dont know when my kids they loved it a lot i really did bacuse the kids and me where free and they had games to play before the movie started and i like the new seats in the theaters hope yall are working on the carpet but other then that yall are making things happen just in a slow way but hey im patient i well keep coming to see the new thing thats happening at carmike and i hope the staff is ok with what happen

  • ccs1920 Feb 25, 2009

    angora2/ I don't believe that WRAL has proofreaders.

  • this is fdup Feb 25, 2009

    I have gone to this theater for years and remember when they redid the whole thing to be one of the first stadium seated theaters but the fact is they have not even changed the carpet in all those years and not made a single repair to broken seats ect service sucks the restrooms are worse than a gas station! This has nothing to do with the robbery but I hope the owners see what the little people say

  • CherryDarling Feb 25, 2009

    and Raleigh Grand is but a step away from this theater... I live (literally) a couple of minutes from Raleigh Grand - but will not go there. My son and I go only to Crossroads 20 or Brier Creek.

    ***And I agree - WRAL needs new reporters and editors. Not ONE day goes by when you can find some kind of blatant mistake on their site.

  • foetine Feb 25, 2009

    I felt robbed at North Hills when I saw that matinee price is now $7 a pop. Plus they want another $2.50 if the film is in 3-D - no matter what time.

    it makes me realize why I stick with netflix and HBO for my movie needs unless I snag freebie passes

  • DarnYou Feb 25, 2009

    OMG I used to go there all the time, I had no idea it was that bad now! That is horrible to hear!!

  • angora2 Feb 25, 2009

    "No description were available."

    Who wrote this story? Better yet, who proofread it?

  • offconstantly Feb 25, 2009

    its not a bad theatre if you go on a tuesday about 1:00 in the afternoon. of course if you dont mind paying 15bucks for popcorn and a small drink. i agree with most the comments about this dump of a movie theatre. use to go all the time 5,6 years ago. stopped going once the "hood" started taking over. seen batman returns during the summer there during the day....still brought my brass knucks with me...

  • reyinral Feb 25, 2009

    Oh .. not to mention the time before this when I went and there were teenagers in the theatre consuming alcohol. Told the manager and he did not do a thing about it.

  • reyinral Feb 25, 2009

    It is sad that this used to be a family theatre and in a good neighborhood. Now the "hood" has moved in. Last time I went there someone was being handcuffed in the parking lot and up against a car, while they were arresting two others as I went by. Not a safe area anymore.