St. Andrews Cinema

2025 Golfway Street,
St. Charles, MO 63301

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The St. Andrews Cinema opened in July 1970 as part of the local Arthur Theatres chain.

When Arthur Theatres went out of business, the Wehrenberg Theatres chain took it over for a couple years. In 1983, the St. Andrews became an independent second run theatre with a discount policy. The theater was made into a three-screen in 1997.

This theater and the Keller 8 are the only two discount theaters left in the St. Louis market.

Contributed by Chuck Van Bibber

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Kyle Muldrow
Kyle Muldrow on October 21, 2003 at 2:45 pm

Actually, the St. Andrews is located in St. Charles, MO (my hometown). I remember seeing many movies there when it was a first-run single screener (including Fiddler On The Roof). But this place really seemed to hit its stride when it became a discount house. The place was packed every Friday night and they had a guy playing an organ. On top of that, everyone in the house was really into the movie, and in a good way, not an obnoxious way. I wish they could have kept it a single screener, but I really hope the St. Andrews keeps going.

NicoleR
NicoleR on August 5, 2006 at 3:14 pm

I have visited St. Andrews often, especially with my young children. We go there for the price and the small town feel. There are always very friendly people staffed there. The price just went up form $2 to $3 a few months ago. The only bad thing is, is that it is old and a little run down. Some times it smells, but for the price you pay per ticket you just have to stick the popcorn bag a little closer to your nose and you’ll be alright. Highley recommend the theater, especially if you live in the area.

NicoleR
NicoleR on August 5, 2006 at 3:14 pm

I have visited St. Andrews often, especially with my young children. We go there for the price and the small town feel. There are always very friendly people staffed there. The price just went up form $2 to $3 a few months ago. The only bad thing is, is that it is old and a little run down. Some times it smells, but for the price you pay per ticket you just have to stick the popcorn bag a little closer to your nose and you’ll be alright. Highley recommend the theater, especially if you live in the area.

JAlex
JAlex on October 2, 2007 at 6:23 am

The correct date of opening is July 10, 1970.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on October 2, 2007 at 3:56 pm

Here is a website for this theater.

Kyle Muldrow
Kyle Muldrow on December 15, 2010 at 2:43 am

My wife and I went to this theater to see How To Train Your Dragon in June of 2010. Glad to see it’s still operating, but it’s showing its age even more now. It was a hot day when we went and there was a fan running in the front of the theater. This was in the biggest of the 3 screening rooms. Ticket prices are back to $1 now. Love the memories of this place, but I think it might not be too much longer before age catches up to it.

PrezGAR
PrezGAR on January 24, 2014 at 1:13 am

According to their website, they’ll be upgrading to digital projection next week. I guess they still make enough of a profit to afford the upgrade. Maybe they’ll make other upgrades as well. The last time I went there, an armrest fell off one of the seats, and you could clearly hear the movie in an adjacent screen. It was definitely better before they split it into three screens.

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