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

(Newser) – 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.

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Aug 20, 2010 9:15 PM CDT
The problem is bedbugs already are a worldwide problem; we had all but exterminated them back in the 60's here in the states through use of (effective) pesticides and other treatments. Immigrents and international tourists with a somewhat less-then american perspective on personal hygine have re-infested even the high-end hotels in our biggest cities. They try to keep it low key, but almost all of them are having issues. Now the EPA has banned the more effective pesticides, the ones on the market are less efective in killing the nasty buggers.
Aug 20, 2010 6:14 PM CDT
The problem is getting worse in NYC. There needs to be something done about the bedbugs before it becomes world wide.
Aug 19, 2010 9:59 PM CDT
I think I will stay far away from New York for a while! Ick ick..