TIFF: an itch-free film festival after all

Theatre declared pest-free after overnight sniffing-dog investigation

The glitzy Toronto International Film Festival is safe from a bedbug infestation after all. Following fears that the downtown Toronto Scotiabank Theatre was infested—prompted by a moviegoer’s tweet that she was bitten by bedbugs at the site—an investigation with sniffing dogs was conducted. Cineplex Entertainment, which runs the Scotiabank Theatre, declared that the TIFF venue is pest-free. “At Cineplex, the safety and security of our guests and staff are our number one concern, which is why we took this claim very seriously and acted immediately,” said Pat Marshall, VP of communications at Cineplex. The theatre will host thousands of film fest patrons for movie screenings from Sept. 9-19.

Hollywood Reporter

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