ST. JONES COUNTY, Florida. – SunRay Cinema is asking its customers to contact St. John’s County Commissioners in hopes of saving the biggest screen in North Florida.
The call comes as the deadline approaches for the World Golf Hall of Fame to leave World Golf Village in September. County commissioners don’t yet have a plan for what to do with the property, including an IMAX theater that has an 80-foot-wide, 50-foot-tall screen.
SunRay Cinema, a historic two-screen cinema at 5 Points, posted a message on social media asking its subscribers to email the commissioners.
“They (the St. Johns County Commissioners) are looking for public feedback, so if any of you would like Sun-Ray to take over operations at the former World Golf Village IMAX, perhaps you could send them a note expressing that. ? post said. “By the way, if it ever worked out, we would definitely reinstall 70mm projectors.”
Connected: World Golf Hall of Fame, IMAX property in St. John’s County will cease operations in September.
The social media post also listed several emails from St. John’s County Commissioners.
The IMAX cinema at World Golf Village will close on September 30th.
The theater alone is almost 18,000 square feet and will still have the cinema equipment that the theater company leaves behind. If another company takes over the theatre, the equipment will likely need to be upgraded within the next five to eight years.
The World Golf Hall of Fame spans approximately 64,000 square feet.
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