Marcus Ronnie's 20 Cinema

5320 S. Lindbergh Boulevard,
St. Louis, MO 63126

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Chris Utley
Chris Utley on January 7, 2019 at 7:50 pm

So the Wehrenberg name is officially off the theatre? Wow.

Norman Plant
Norman Plant on February 21, 2018 at 3:54 pm

A couple of things. One, Sappington is not a city. The theater is in unincorporated St Louis County in an area that is known as Sappington. But the postal city address is considered St Louis. Two, the Ronnie’s 8 and the Ronnie’s 20 are two different buildings. The Ronnie’s 8 was built on the property while the Ronnie’s Drive-In was still operating. Later after the Drive-In property was redeveloped, the Ronnie’s 20 was built to the north of the Ronnie’s 8 and then the Ronnie’s 8 was demolished for more parking.

JAlex on February 21, 2018 at 9:52 am

Time flies…Marcus bought out Wehrenberg in the fall of 2016. Sorry.

JAlex on February 21, 2018 at 9:14 am

With the buyout of Wehrenberg last fall by Marcus, the venue is now a cinema, not a cine.

telliott on September 19, 2011 at 3:49 pm

I’ve always wondered, are these theatres in this chain pronounced CINE as in “sin” or sin-eh…thought this was a strange name…

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on February 3, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Only went here once in their IMAX (Lite!) auditorium to see “Superman Returns.” It was the last movie I saw with my favorite cousin – who passed away in early 2007.

KingBiscuits on August 11, 2010 at 10:28 am

This theatre had the D-Box motion process in one auditorium but it looks like they have removed those seats.

KingBiscuits on October 27, 2009 at 4:34 pm

This theatre’s address should be listed as Sappington, Missouri rather than St. Louis, Missouri.

Needy on November 21, 2008 at 7:11 am

What was showing in December 1982 when it turned into 8??

JAlex on November 17, 2008 at 3:16 pm

The expansion to 8 screens took place in December 1982. These “mini"s seated 200 each, compared to about 350 in each of the original six.

JAlex on September 3, 2008 at 4:15 pm

The first of the six opened on December 15th with “Oliver’s Story”; the second of the six opened on December 22nd with “The Wiz.” Wehrenberg opened this complex like they did the later 20 screens—in stages with no big single opening.

Needy on September 3, 2008 at 11:55 am

What were the 6 things showing in 1978? Also, when did they open it to 8 screens? Those two additional screens were pretty tiny if you ever ended up in one of them.

JAlex on July 28, 2008 at 9:19 pm

Ronnie’s 6 opened in December 1978.

KingBiscuits on July 4, 2008 at 11:40 pm

I saw Shine A Light on IMAX here back in April. I believe it was a city exclusive as they were the only theatre in St. Louis running it.

KingBiscuits on March 15, 2008 at 4:31 am

I’ve seen three films here: Beowulf (in IMAX 3-D), American Gangster (in 35mm) and Sweeney Todd (in 35mm). I can see why it’s Wehrenberg’s flagship. DLP in half of the auditoriums, IMAX with big titles and the place is the behemoth in general. Last time I was here, Cloverfield and 27 Dresses had opened that day and the place was busy as mentioned. It got to the point where police officers were yelling at the kids to leave the lobby where a number of them were hanging out/talking on cell phones or not buying tickets to sold out showings of Cloverfield, 27 Dresses, Mad Money, I Am Legend and One Missed Call.

Needy on December 13, 2007 at 12:31 pm

**Just to clarify, the 20 screened theater was build beside the 8 screen one. Therefore, when construction started, the 8 screen remained open in 1999 until it officially opened its doors in 2000. I remember the first movie I saw at the new theater was Scream 3.

Ronnie’s 8 doesn’t have a page here. I can’t remember what I first saw here but I do remember going ever since the mid to late 1980s.

When Ronnie’s 20 opened, it was roughly a year after the Arnold 14 opened. These two theaters put a squeeze on Wehrenberg’s own Keller 8 Cine. At this time Keller finally started getting every new movie instead of splitting the popular movies with Ronnie’s 8. It didn’t last though as Wehrenberg went bankrupt and Keller closed along with about 4 or 5 other theaters.

You know you’re at Ronnie’s today if you see a million little sloppily dressed teens gawking outside the theater with about 2-4 police officers hanging around too.

Needy on December 6, 2007 at 11:13 am

Again, Van Bibbler’s comments are WRONG. The 20 screen theater was built next to the 8 screen theater. Construction started in 1999. This theater did not officially open until early winter/spring 2000, NOT 1998.

When it was Ronnie’s 8, this theater was kind of dumpy, yet it had some charm. Today, it’s this huge ugly mess with a million little 13-15 year old prostitots gawking outside of the theater. I try to avoid this one at all costs.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on April 13, 2006 at 8:10 am

During the 2005 Holiday season, an IMAX auditorium was built at this theatre.

jnut on December 16, 2005 at 4:59 pm

Watch out for teen-friendly movies on weekends and school holidays—this theater can get very noisy!