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St. Landry Cinema reopens, offering private screenings

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Posted at 5:42 PM, May 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-22 19:26:10-04

Acadiana Cinema reopened two Louisiana locations, including St. Landry Cinema in Opelousas, on Friday.

The cinema is reopening under phase one guidelines as set forth by the state, including maintaining social distancing between patrons.

General Manager Terrell Lazard said his staff has been working hard to make sure the theater is sanitized and everyone is following proper safety measures.

"We've been here, cleaning up and making sure we're sanitizing and everything is fresh for the public for our reopening because we want to make sure everyone feels comfortable," said Lazard.

Because of the abrupt closure of theaters and movie productions, there are no new releases. The theater will show older classic movies and movies previously released this year or in 2020.

Also available are private screenings. For $40, groups of up to 10 people can pick from a list of 8 movies and reserve a theater for a private show. Additional people are $5/person.

All tickets at the cinema will be $5 at this time. The concession stand will be open for refreshments.

Acadiana Cinemas is also opening a theater in LaPlace. The company says they hope to reopen Queen Cinema in Eunice and another in Natchitoches in the coming weeks, but no date has been set for those yet.

The Grand 14 in Lafayette is also offering private screenings. The Grand 16 has not set a date for reopening, but reminds visitors to follow their Facebook page for reopening information.

For more information from St. Landry Cinema, click here.

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