Thursday is the last night you'll be able to catch a movie at the Carmike Cinema 10 by the Mall of Acadiana. The Advocate reports that it was the last cinema in Louisiana for the Georgia-based company, which maintains some 250 theaters in 30 states. The 10-screen movie theater was retrofitted with stadium-style seating, perhaps in response to the encroaching Grand Theatres in Lafayette — with 14 screens on Johnston Street and another 10 on Kaliste Saloom — but to little effect. As late as a year ago, the little theater usually looked like a vacant building, even on weekend nights.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.
Philip deMahy Sr., a once respected New Iberia ad exec, was sentenced May 2 to spend the next two years (he faced up to 100 years) in a state penitentiary after state and federal investigators found dozens of images depicting children engaged in lewd sexual acts on his personal computer.