Aug 18, 2010 9:34 PM by Alison Haynes

Popcorn? Licorice? Blood? Bedbugs hit NYC theaters

NEW YORK (AP) - Bedbugs have attacked a popular movie theater in
Times Square as New York battles the persistent pests.
The AMC Empire 25 in Times Square was sprayed overnight and
reopened Wednesday. A guest at the AMC Magic Johnson Harlem 9
theater also reported a bite in late July.
Spokesman Justin Scott says all AMC theaters in Manhattan has
been inspected. He says the chain takes every report seriously and
acts to ensure the health of guests and employees.
Bedbugs were found in two seats at the Empire 25 during an Aug.
3 inspection, and a guest reported being bitten this past weekend.
Pest control experts were called, the seats were removed and new
ones were installed.
Bedbugs also have been found in several New York stores. City
officials have instituted plans to fight the infestations.


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