Magic of movies not supposed to include bedbugs
The Kansas City Star
The Cinemark Palace at the Plaza for a long time has been a popular place to enjoy the magic of movies.
Never would any of the regular patrons have imagined that they might be carrying more home with them than just the memories and conversations from what they saw and heard in the theaters.
The Kansas City Health Department last month received anonymous complaints about bedbugs in the theater seats. That prompted the theater to close to eradicate the pests.
The Kansas City Star reported on the problem and noted that a big theater in New York in August 2010 also closed because of a bedbug infestation. Bedbugs have become an increasing problem in the U.S. particularly on the East Coast.
It is odd that the blood-sucking bugs would hit close to Halloween when people traditionally go to the theater to see the latest horror films, which often include scary things that either suck people’s blood or devour them.