CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - After several complaints of bug bites at Cape West Cine, a pest control provider was able to confirm that there were bed bugs in one of the auditoriums.
The discovery happened last Friday, according to the theater's ownership group.
According to Marcus Wehrenberg Theaters, they immediately responded and sent in a pest control professional.
Reportedly within a day, all the bed bugs were gone. However, as a result, the theater is taking precautions.
In a statement they said, "the impacted area was immediately treated and roped off, making those seats unavailable to guests."
You can read the full statement from Marcus Wehrenberg Theatres below:
Pest control professionals also checked four adjacent auditoriums on Monday, no bed bugs found there either.
The movie theater was scheduled to start remodeling in three weeks but decided to close that affected auditorium to start the remodeling on Wednesday, July 26.