TEXAS CITY — No one was injured and Texas City police did not find any explosives or contraband when they responded to a bomb threat at the Cinemark movie theater in Texas City. 

Employees working the ticket booth at the Movies 12 theater, located at 10000 Emmett F Lowry Expressway at the Mall of the Mainland, received multiple calls about a bomb threat with a specific time limit, Texas City police Capt. Brian Goetschius said.

Goetschius said he could not go into detail as the department was still investigating the threat. 

The theater employees called police just before midnight on Saturday, Goetschius said. The movie theater was cleared, no one was injured and no device or contraband was found, he said.  

No arrests have been made.

“It appeared to be a hoax,” Goetschius said. 

Anyone with any information about the bomb threat can call Mainland Communities Crime Stoppers 409-945-8477, he said.

The theater was open on Sunday but employees would not answer any questions about the threat and instead directed questions to the Cinemark corporate office. 

Calls to the corporate office in Dallas were not answered.  


Contact reporter Christopher Smith Gonzalez at 409-683-5314 or chris.gonzalez@galvnews.com.


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