World Golf Village IMAX Upgrading to 3D

World Golf Village IMAX Upgrading to 3D

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- Northeast Florida's IMAX Theater is about to be one of only five in the world with 3D capabilities, and it's a massive project just to get the new equipment in the building.

The IMAX Theater at the World Golf Village has been closed since the beginning of the year in preparation for the changeover.

Part of the work has involved cutting a hole in the side of the building so a new 80-foot screen can get inside.

The screen is large enough that it would cover all of the theater's 300 seats.

It's set to be taken through the hole Friday morning for installation.

In addition to the new screen, the theater will install a new sound system and video projection system, replacing the giant film reels with a digital projector that, according to the World Golf Village, will allow the theater to show more movie, both standard 2D Hollywood releases and 3D IMAX format movies.

New Publix Coming to Vilano Beach

On January 12, 2011, officials will stand shoulder to shoulder with community and business leaders to ceremoniously “break ground” on the long-awaited Publix at the Vilano Beach Town Center. This day of celebration will have been made possible by the strong community initiative, long-term vision and investment by St. Johns County, community involvement and leadership by the North Shores Improvement Association, an award-winning public/private partnership and an impressive effort by the Industrial Development Authority to offer financing through tax-exempt recovery zone facility bonds.

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The Martin Luther King Jr. Day schedule for various St. Johns County facilities is listed below:

Winn-Dixie Introduces Smartphone 'App'

Winn-Dixie Introduces Smartphone 'App'

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Bartram Trail High School Celebrates Literacy Week January 24 - 28th

Bartram Trail High School's celebration of national Celebrate Literacy week is January 24 - 28th.  The goal is to encourage and promote reading to our young people are high priorities at both Bartram and the St. Johns County School District. Business Partners, community members, and local authors will be reading to students on either Monday, January 24th or Tuesday, January 25th.

Sam’s Club Brings Christmas Joy to Local Children’s Miracle Network Kids

The Christmas season is not a time that most people want to spend in the emergency room.  The kids who had to make that trip to Shand’s Pediatric Emergency Room on Monday, December 20th, got a little surprise from some local Sam’s Club employees.  Yesterday, fourteen of their employees made a special delivery of toys and some Christmas cheer.  For the past month, all three Jacksonville Sam’s Club locations collected $1400 worth of toys that were donated to Children’s Miracle  Network.

St. Johns County Christmas and New Year’s Schedule

The Christmas and New Year’s Holiday schedule for various St. Johns County facilities is listed below: