Bedbugs Invade NYC Cinemas

Times Square theater temporarily shuttered
By Emily Rauhala,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 19, 2010 9:02 AM CDT
Bedbugs Invade NYC Cinemas
Bedbugs have attacked a popular Times Square movie theater.   (AP Photo/Virginia Tech Department of Entomology, Tim McCoy)

Popcorn isn't the only thing getting eaten at cinemas in New York City. The AMC Empire 25 in Times Square was temporarily shuttered Tuesday night while a team of exterminators tried to rid the place of blood-sucking bedbugs—two weeks after it had initially been treated for the pests. Bedbugs were found at another theater, the Magic Johnson Harlem 9, last month, notes CNN, and have worked their way into stores like Victoria's Secret. Click here for five creepy facts about bedbugs. (More bedbugs stories.)

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