Monday 22 May 2017

Bed bugs invade New York theatre

Bedbugs have invaded a popular movie theatre in Times Square, New York.
Bedbugs have invaded a popular movie theatre in Times Square, New York.

Bedbugs have invaded a popular movie theatre in Times Square as New York battles the persistent pests.

The AMC Empire 25 in Times Square was sprayed overnight and reopened on Wednesday.

A guest at the AMC Magic Johnson Harlem 9 theatre also reported a bite in late July.

Spokesman Justin Scott said all AMC theatres in Manhattan have now been inspected.

He also said 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 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 already instituted plans to fight the infestations.

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