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Will Toronto have an itch-free film festival?

Possible bedbugs in theatre investigated ahead of TIFF

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Not even the glitzy Toronto International Film Festival is safe from the bedbug infestation that is sweeping Canada. A moviegoer recently tweeted that she thinks she got bedbug bites at a downtown Toronto movie theatre, where thousands of film fest patrons will screen movies from Sept. 9-19. Shortly after the Tweet, TIFF co-director Cameron Bailey wrote on his
Twitter account that the staff at the venue in question, the Scotiabank Theatre, is going to investigate and stamp out the problem. “Before bedbugs becomes today’s meme: we’re on it, we’re talking to Cineplex & are planning for an itch-free (festival),” wrote Bailey.

Toronto Star

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