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At the Times Square AMC, a side of bedbugs with your popcorn

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Jillian Anthony

Did you go to the AMC Empire 25 multiplex in Times Square this weekend? Did you see Ant-Man? Surprise: you might have bedbugs! 

Several people that saw the film this weekend in theater 19 said (and tweeted out photos) that they discovered they'd been bitten by bedbugs upon exiting the movie theater, according to Gothamist. These same sort of bedbug shenanigans happened at AMC back in 2010, and the theater simply removed the theater seats the bedbugs were snacking on most. This time around, people who were bitten were told the offending section of the theater would be closed off, and offered comp tickets to any theater they'd like. A couple of free movie tickets is cool, but doesn't exactly make up for the thousands of dollars it can cost to debug your apartment and get rid of those suckers. 

At least four people have complained so far! Beware! Don't let bed bugs ruin your fall! Is Ant-Man worth it, even though Paul Rudd is really cute?

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