Movie-goers attacked by bed bugs in popular theater

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MANHATTAN, N.Y. - Patrons at a popular movie theater in New York City can be seen jumping from their seats.

However, it has nothing to do with the type of movie that is shown on the screen.

"I'm a little shaken right now," Dannette Campbell told WPIX. "I'm not even excited to even go back in but I bought my ticket. I don't even know right now."

AMC Empire 25 in Times Square has received a slew of complaints about bed bugs.

"About halfway through the movie, I felt my right arm itching," said Onika Slocum. "When I checked my arm, I felt three bites on my arm, so I took my phone and I shined the light on the feet and saw the bugs crawling down the feet."

According to WPIX, this isn't the first time the theater has been infested with the pests.

"As we've seen the last few years, bed bugs are an issue for several businesses in NYC and throughout the country," AMC spokesperson Ryan Noonan said in a statement. "At AMC, we take aggressive, proactive steps, including regular inspections and inspections any time a bed bug is suspected. If any inspection comes back positive, the affected area is treated the same day by a third-party expert pest control company... Out of an abundance of caution, increased proactive inspections are continuing at this location."

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