The World Golf Hall of Fame and Museum closed at the end of business Sept. 1, but its 299-seat IMAX Theater has stayed open rather than shut its doors at the same time as planned.
That day might be Sept. 5.
“The World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater will remain open for a limited time,” says a recording at its phone number.
It directs callers to check WorldGolfIMAX.com.
As of 6 p.m. Sept. 4, the site listed shows through the end of Sept. 5.
WorldGolfIMAX.com shows that for Sept. 5, movies start at noon with Galapagos 3D followed with Born to be Wild 3D at 1 p.m.; Flight of the Butterflies at 2 p.m.; Under the Sea 3D at 3 p.m.; and Island of Lemurs: Madagascar 3D at 4 p.m.
IMAX attendants had said Aug. 31 that after 6 p.m., Sept. 1, the theater would close as the Hall of Fame and Museum ended its run after 25 years.
The theater had been offering free admission in its final days.
The United States Golf Association announced in July 2022 it would close the St. Augustine properties and relocate the Hall of Fame to its original home in Pinehurst, North Carolina.
The Hall of Fame was founded in Pinehurst in 1974 and moved to St. Augustine in 1998 as the centerpiece of the World Golf Village resort community, located off of International Golf Parkway west of Interstate 95.
Besides the Hall of Fame, the properties include the IMAX Theater, PGA Tour Productions facility and 36.7 acres of parking lots and other amenities.
The World Golf Foundation said it would close its 64,113-square-foot facility Sept. 1 but proposed a temporary lease extension to Dec. 31, the news release said.
The 17,865-square-foot IMAX theater was scheduled to close on or about Sept. 1, the news release said.
PGA Tour Productions is planning to relocate from its 32,329-square-foot facility at the site to the PGA Tour headquarters in Ponte Vedra Beach at the end of 2024.
St. Johns County is seeking input from residents on what to do with the properties.
The building that houses the Hall of Fame, along with the theater, is owned by World Golf Village Inc. while the property it sits on is owned by St. Johns County.