Kenrick 8 Cine

7505 Watson Road,
Shrewsbury, MO 63119

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Kyle Muldrow
Kyle Muldrow on July 14, 2014 at 1:24 pm

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

JAlex
JAlex on May 20, 2014 at 5:03 pm

The Kenrick is now in the process of being demolished.

Kyle Muldrow
Kyle Muldrow on January 30, 2013 at 12:48 pm

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)]

Kyle Muldrow
Kyle Muldrow on June 2, 2011 at 8:18 pm

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 October 9, 2010 at 5:09 pm

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?

JAlex
JAlex on March 18, 2010 at 11:09 am

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

Needy
Needy on March 18, 2010 at 10:54 am

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

JAlex
JAlex on January 13, 2009 at 1:17 pm

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 16, 2008 at 12:45 pm

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 February 25, 2008 at 9:06 am

Needy, one got the feeling when one noticed the feel of the venue.
Maintenance obviously had been cut back; the energy level of the help slipped some notches; and, most telling of all, the Wehrenberg main office was somewhat evasive when asked about Kenrick.

KingBiscuits
KingBiscuits on February 25, 2008 at 1:34 am

This was one of the few Wehrenberg theatres with THX sound.

Needy
Needy on December 17, 2007 at 5:36 pm

JAlex, how did you guess that Wehrenberg was about to pull the plug on this one before they did it? I knew it would happen soon enough — it was one of the smallest theaters Wehrenberg had left and Wehrenberg believes the bigger-the better.

JAlex
JAlex on December 13, 2007 at 12:37 am

Indeed, and I remember the hardcore of Wehrenberg…the Cinderella, Melba, Virginia, and Michigan. Somehow, the loss of Kenrick doesn’t quite compare.

Needy
Needy on December 11, 2007 at 11:06 am

WHAT! This is now closed? Leave it to Wehrenberg to destroy the joys of cinemas. They care too much about these huge multiplexes and they let these smaller theaters suffer. I’ve seen them destroy their way through hundreds of great theaters just because they feel “the bigger the better.” This theater didn’t attract the millions of teens like Ronnie’s does. I now realize that Wehrenberg only believes audiences today are teens.

kencmcintyre
kencmcintyre on December 1, 2007 at 2:33 pm

No showings listed on the theater webpage:
http://tinyurl.com/2btwkn

JAlex
JAlex on December 1, 2007 at 2:13 pm

As expected, Wehrenrenberg pulled the plug on this minor player in its chair with only 8 screens.

Last day of operation was November 25, 2007.

JAlex
JAlex on July 30, 2005 at 10:05 am

Year of opening was 1984. Not in the city, but in Shrewsbury. Zip code is wrong.
Venue no longer a “sheer joy”…Wehrenberg seems to be ready to pull out of their lease.

Kyle Muldrow
Kyle Muldrow on July 30, 2005 at 7:28 am

I believe this theater actually opened in 1989 or 1990. Also, it’s not in the St. Louis City limits but it’s close. It’s actually in Shrewsbury, on Watson Road, between Laclede Station Road and MacKenzie Road, before you cross the River Des Peres.