Kenrick 8 Cine

7505 Watson Road,
Shrewsbury, MO 63119

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Kenrick 8 Cine

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The Kenrick 8 Cine opened in 1984 to much fanfare. A large lobby and game room and built in a new shopping plaza. Located in a mixed neighborhood of well established homes and new subdivisions. Located right on old Route 66 and not far from the Crestwood Mall.

A four window box office then into the large lobby with a game room on the left and an ice cream shop in the left. The auditoriums were built around the lobby with the two larger ones directly behind the concession stand seating 500. The latest in sound in the auditoriums and stadium seating in some auditoriums.

The Kenrick Cine closed on November 25, 2007, and was demolished in May 2014.

Contributed by Charles Van Bibber

Recent comments (view all 19 comments)

Needy
Needy on March 17, 2008 at 3:45 am

Any news as to what the building or site will be transformed into since it’s no longer a movie theater? God knows Wehrenberg would never revamp. If they were to do anything to it (not bloody likely) then they’d rebuild it into a 20+ screened theater. Go to hell Wehrenberg! Why can’t you just die and let AMC takeover?

JAlex
JAlex on January 14, 2009 at 5:17 am

Theatre opened December 7, 1984 with a total of 2468 seats. The breakdown was two of 200 seats; two of 240 seats; and the remainder seating 288, 310, 450 and 540 respectively.

Needy
Needy on March 19, 2010 at 1:54 am

According to rumors, Walmart is thinking about building onto this site.

JAlex
JAlex on March 19, 2010 at 2:09 am

Two of the auditoriums were converted to stadium seating and these opened in November 1996.

Kyle Muldrow
Kyle Muldrow on October 10, 2010 at 8:09 am

Those photos are depressing, Chuck…well, any closed theater is depressing. This looks a lot like the Halls Ferry 14 after it closed and before it was torn down. Wonder if Wehrenberg is using the building for storage of old equipment, like they did with the Halls Ferry?

Kyle Muldrow
Kyle Muldrow on June 3, 2011 at 10:18 am

By the way, couldn’t help but notice that great big transmission tower in the middle of Kenrick Plaza, near the movie theater. Who’s tower is that? I’m assuming it has to be a TV station, but some radio stations have big towers, too. Anyone know?

Kyle Muldrow
Kyle Muldrow on January 31, 2013 at 4:48 am

It looks like the Kenrick Cine is going to become a Walmart. Here’s the story from the Post-Dispatch: [(http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/shrewsbury-board-gives-nod-to-walmart/article_6a81eb81-58ab-52ac-9b82-2276da1f0b74.html)]

JAlex
JAlex on May 21, 2014 at 7:03 am

The Kenrick is now in the process of being demolished.

Kyle Muldrow
Kyle Muldrow on July 15, 2014 at 3:24 am

It appears Wehrenberg Theaters is going to give Watson Road another try. Check out this article from the St. Louis Business Journal:

http://www.bizjournals.com/stlouis/blog/2014/05/wehrenberg-theatres-plans-new-theater-complex-in.html

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