Larry H. Miller theaters top nation in 'Pirates' sales
A pair of Larry H. Miller movie houses in Sandy and South Jordan raked in more dollars Thursday and Friday showing "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End" than any other theaters in the United States or Canada.
The Megaplex 17 at Jordan Commons in Sandy was No. 1, selling tickets worth $120,664 between 8 p.m. Thursday and midnight Friday, according to Nielsen EDI Inc., which tracks movie ticket sales.
The Megaplex 20 at the District in South Jordan was a close second, with sales of $120,073 during the same period.
With an average ticket price of $8, the Sandy theater sold 15,083 tickets and the South Jordan theater sold 15,009 tickets.
The Megaplex theaters are part of the entertainment division of the Larry H. Miller Group Inc.
- Paul Beebe
Bayou honored for being smoke-free ahead of deadline
The Bayou became a smoke-free private club in April, almost two years before required by state law.
In honor of that proactive approach, the club at 645 S. State St. in Salt Lake City will be honored Thursday by the state Department of Health and the Coalition for a Tobacco Free Utah.
The recognition ceremony, which runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., coincides with Thursday being designated by the World Health Organization as "World No Tobacco Day." The international agency is encouraging countries and governments across the globe to make indoor environments 100 percent smoke free.
- Mike Gorrell
People Helping People
Nonprofit looking for volunteers to help unemployed
People Helping People, a Salt Lake City nonprofit that aims to help low-income working mothers find better employment, is looking for volunteer mentors and employment coaches.
The organization is offering informational sessions for volunteers from 5:30-7 p.m. June 7, 19 and 26, and from 9-10 a.m., June 16 and 30.
Program director Kim Correa said she's not looking for anyone with specific skills, but rather women with an interest in encouraging other women to find a job and remain employed.
The sessions are at the organization's offices, 205 N. 400 West in Salt Lake City. Enter on the north side of the building. For information call 801-583-5300 or visit http://www.phputah.org
- Lesley Mitchell