Movie fun returns to St. John Parish

Published 12:03 am Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Through a series of unfortunate events, the opening weekend of Acadiana Cinemas in LaPlace didn’t go the way owners Cathy and Doug Collins thought it would.

Cathy said they hoped to open their doors Friday but weren’t quite ready and had to wait until Saturday.

“Opening Saturday was great,” Collins said. “Feedback from the people that came in showed that they were very pleased with what they saw. We were tested by Mother Nature on Saturday. We lost power for a little while, but we learned that our newly installed emergency lighting all works very nicely. Then on Sunday we had to close because of the water issue in the parish.”

Luckily for greater St. John the Baptist Parish movie fans, the theater reopened its doors.

Cathy said the theater is open every day this week except today, when officials are hosting a private function.

Movie fans will get a chance to enjoy the next summer blockbuster, “Captain America: Civil War,” which opens Thursday night.

Other films residents can enjoy are “Jungle Book,” “Mother’s Day” and “The Huntsman.”

There will be shows at 2, 4, 7 and 9 p.m. with new movies every Friday.

For adults after 6 p.m., tickets will cost $8.50. For children, seniors and all matinees, tickets are $6.50.

After way too long in LaPlace without a theater, it’s great to again say, “Let’s go to the movies.”