The Cinémathèque in place du Théâtre was closed for a month after the discovery of bed bugs
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Luxembourg’s old-school cinema the Cinémathèque reopens this Friday after undergoing intensive cleaning to rid the venue of bed bugs.
The cinema in place du Théâtre in Luxembourg City closed its doors on 20 March 2018 after staff discovered the little critters.
To avoid using insecticide, the city authority hired a company to carry out a heat treatment, heating the room to temperatures of 60°C and thus eradicating the bugs.
Sniffer dogs specialised in the detection of bed bugs were brought in and confirmed the solution had been successful.
The first film on the billing will be “One, Two, Three” (USA 1961, Billy Wilder), which will be screened on Friday, 20 April at 6:30pm, followed by “To Be or Not to Be” (USA 1942, Ernst Lubitsch) at 8.30pm.
Special sessions which were shelved because of the temporary closure will be rescheduled in future where possible. View the full programme here.