Popcorn? Licorice? Blood? Bedbugs hit theaters

(AP) - Bedbugs have attacked a popular movie theater inTimes Square as New York battles the persistent pests.The AMC Empire 25 in Times Square was

NEW YORK - (AP) - Bedbugs have attacked a popular movie theater inTimes Square as New York battles the persistent pests.

The AMC Empire 25 in Times Square was sprayed overnight andreopened Wednesday. A guest at the AMC Magic Johnson Harlem 9theater also reported a bite in late July.

Spokesman Justin Scott says all AMC theaters in Manhattan havebeen inspected. He says the chain takes every report seriously andacts 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 newones were installed.

Bedbugs also have been found in several New York stores. Cityofficials have instituted plans to fight the infestations.

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