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Westchester Performing Arts Center Declares It Is 'Pest Free'

The White Plains Performing Arts Center late Thursday declared its facilities are "pest free" after the nearby Cinema de Lux was cited by the city Building Inspector on Wednesday for bugs and vermin.
The White Plains Performing Arts Center late Thursday declared its facilities are "pest free" after the nearby Cinema de Lux was cited by the city Building Inspector on Wednesday for bugs and vermin. Photo Credit: Courtesy the WPPAC Facebook Page
Cinema de Lux at City Center has been issued a Notice of Violation for complaints about bugs, rodents and other pets, according to city officials. The adjoining White Plains Performing Arts Center said an inspection of its facilities found no pests.
Cinema de Lux at City Center has been issued a Notice of Violation for complaints about bugs, rodents and other pets, according to city officials. The adjoining White Plains Performing Arts Center said an inspection of its facilities found no pests. Photo Credit: File photo

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- The White Plains Performing Arts Center announced Thursday that an inspection of its facilities found no signs of pests after an adjoining movie complex was cited for bugs and rodents.

Earlier on Thursday, the operators of the Cinema de Lux theater at City Center told White Plains officials they are taking additional steps to get rid of bugs, vermin and other critters.

In a press statement released by General Manager Kathleen Davisson, the White Plains Performing Arts Center said: "Like us, you may have heard that the Cinema de Lux movie theater in City Center has been cited by the White Plains Building Department after allegations of children leaving the movie theater with tiny skin bites."

"Out of an abundance of caution and a desire to put our patrons at complete ease, the White Plains Performing Arts Center management today authorized a thorough inspection of our premises by a licensed pest management company," the statement said. "We have been assured, without a doubt, that there is absolutely no evidence of any type of pest on our premises. The WPPAC has never received a violation of any kind."

The City of White Plains Building Department received complaints about possible infestation of insects, rats, vermin or other pests, according to Karen Pasquale, senior advisor to Mayor Thomas Roach.

The City of White Plains Building Department investigated complaints against Cinema de Lux and issued a Notice of Violation to the Cinema de Lux on Wednesday, as reported earlier by Daily Voice.

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