The Contra Costa Health Services department inspectors came, and they found evidence, in the form of droppings, that rats had been visiting the Century 14 movie theater, the Contra Costa Times reported.
But inspectors found no evidence that rodents had been in the food services area, which is good news for us popcorn munchers, as well as for the theater. Had inspectors detected the vermins' presence in the food service area, the theater would have had to close immediately. The inspectors also didn't personally see any rats during their visit.
The inspection was prompted by 10 complaints the department received about the theater, plus a story in the Times last week about some movie goers seeing cat-sized rats while watching Revolutionary Road.
The inspectors gave management a list of violations that they must correct before another inspection Tuesday.