June 8, 2016 | by Teri Weaver, NewYorkUpstate.com
Bedbugs ruined a night at the movies in recent days for at least two sets of customers just outside of Buffalo, WIVB reports.
The bugs began biting one mother and her 3-year-old during “Alice Through the Looking Glass” at the Regal Cinemas on Elmwood Avenue in Buffalo, according to the report.
Taneeya Goodwin and her boyfriend were attacked by the insects Monday night during a screening of “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle,” according to WIVB. Both women documented the bugs and bites with their cell phones.
Bedbugs in movie theaters are a thing. The Travel Channel puts movie theaters on its Top 10 list of places to be wary of bites and infestations. (Libraries, retail stores and churches also make the list.)
Earlier this year, WIVB reported that Buffalo ranked No. 20 on a national list of places likely to have bedbugs.
The television station reported it has received complaints about the theater for months. Regal did not respond Tuesday to the station’s request for comment.