Union Station 10 Cine'

900 St. Louis Union Station,
St. Louis, MO 63103

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LeslieB on October 26, 2017 at 1:53 am

The mural was by Louis Grell, who is a well-known muralist. Photos of the mural are on the website http://www.louisgrell.com/artworks/union-station-st-louis-mo-1942/.

rivest266 on March 6, 2016 at 3:15 am

July 15th, 1989 grand opening ad in photo section

Kyle Muldrow
Kyle Muldrow on April 26, 2011 at 6:42 am

After reading the articles posted by CinemaJunkie, sounds to me like Wallace was forced out of the Union Station 10, rather than just deciding to cancel their lease. Do I have that right?…actually, not surprised this theater didn’t make it…

JAlex on April 26, 2011 at 6:23 am

In a story about the auction address given as: 401 S. 18th Street.

RickB on April 23, 2011 at 10:48 pm

Looks like the building has been foreclosed on and is going to auction in the coming week:
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Kyle Muldrow
Kyle Muldrow on November 20, 2010 at 4:08 am

If I recall correctly, Wehrenberg Theaters publicly announced they would never again operate a theater in the St. Louis city limits after closing the Union Station.

KingBiscuits on June 4, 2010 at 12:38 pm

I was at Union Station last month. A good third, maybe half of the place was vacant.

JAlex on October 16, 2009 at 6:49 am

Yes, the building is still standing. Unused for about five years now.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on October 16, 2009 at 5:22 am

Is the building still standing?

KingBiscuits on November 6, 2008 at 5:18 pm

The theatre opened on July 15th, 1988.

CSWalczak on August 22, 2008 at 8:00 am

This article from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch mentions this theater; prospects for either re-opening or re-use do not look good:
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cinemajunkie on June 6, 2005 at 10:03 pm

The above description is some what close to what happened at this theater. Actually Wehrenber Theatres operated the theater from 1989 and closed it in 1998, before the Wehrenberg chain filed for Chapter 11 in January 2001. Wallace Theatres spent $1 million in renovating the Union Station Cine’ which when Wallace had the Union Station dropped to stupid cine and said simple cinemas. Wallace took over in 1998. Wallace had a 10 year lease at UNION STATION CINEMAS. However was announced they wanted to close the UNION STATION CINEMA in November 2000.
Read the story for Wallace wants to open Union Station here:
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Wallace in talks to close curtain at Union Station here:
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mmiller on March 23, 2005 at 11:12 am

One interesting thing about this theatre was that it was built under a major highway and that the support pillers for the highway were actually in the building without actually touching the building (this was a requirement of the highwat department). At one time it was the only building in the US with this bizaar use of space. The construction price of this theatre was very high because of all the extras which also included a full service bar and high end sound systems. The lobby was expansive and very interesting to see.