Gothamist staffer John Del Signore has blown the lid off the bedbug situation at Manhattan’s AMC Empire. A woman who was “covered with bites” after recently seeing a film at the 42nd Street plex tells Del Signore that AMC Empire staffers” have confirmed that the theater has known of the infestation for days and that it will not be fumigated until Tuesday (i.e., today).

Staffers told the woman “that the AMC on 125th is fighting a bedbug infestation as well.”

Bedbugs, Del Signore notes, “thrive in the dark, and have previously feasted on moviegoers in Park Slope and Sheepshead Bay. Obviously, this is just another reason to go with Netflix, but doesn’t the movie theater have some obligation to warn customers that they’re being dinner and a movie?”