St. Augustine movie theater reopens its doors

A movie theater in St. Augustine is opening with social distancing measures in place.

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. — A movie theater in St. Augustine is opening its doors for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic forced it to close.

World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater manager Jess Munroe said starting Saturday, when people come inside, they will be required to wear face masks.

The theater has been closed since March 16.

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To take it a step further to keep people safe, Munroe told Action News Jax they placed blue markers near the ticket booth to stay 6 feet apart.

“We just have one single theater, and it seats 275 people when we’re at 100% capacity. We’re at 135 right now,” Munroe said.

Munroe walked us inside the theater minutes before their first show in months.

“Every other row will be available for guests to sit, so we will communicate that with them when they enter the doors,” said Munroe.

Munroe said they are still adjusting to a new normal while making sure guests are safe when they visit.

“We cleaned and sanitized all seats, so we are ready to rock and roll. This will be a procedure we will be doing moving forward after every guest leaves the theater,” Munroe said.

“This is a whole new procedure for us of course, and this could be the way things are for quite a while now,” Munroe said.

Munroe said the theater will be open seven days a week with limited showtimes from noon to 7 p.m.

Coronavirus: Movie theater reopens in St. Augustine