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(St. Louis, MO – Oct. 5, 2010)  Movie-watching in a heated leather recliner with a cocktail and a plate of Portabella mushrooms generally means experiencing it on a television at home.  Beginning Friday, October 8, you may very well be enjoying that experience on a wall-to-wall silver screen at the Galaxy 14 Cine’s new Five Star Lounge!  The movie could even be 3D, and will certainly be a current release not yet available for home viewing.

Wehrenberg Theatres will debut at Galaxy 14 Cine, 450 THF Blvd. in Chesterfield Valley, with Disney’s Secretariat.  Guests will receive five-star treatment.  All seats in the auditorium are leather recliners with plenty of space and more than enough comfort.  Each has controls for reclining, heating and the wait staff.  With the push of a button, an on-call server will arrive at your recliner to take food and drink orders or bus tables.

Of course, for an experience such as this, guests can expect more than popcorn, soda and candy.  Though the traditional movie concessions are certainly available, guests will have a full menu of appetizers, entrees, desserts and adult beverages.  Aside from the aforementioned mushrooms, appetizers include artichoke and spinach Rangoon, handmade loaded baked potato chips, St. Louis-favorite toasted ravioli and more.
The entrée menu boasts chicken wraps and sandwiches, various pizzas (including BBQ chicken and Philly cheese steak) and hamburgers.  Desserts are offered as well, from gelato bowls to ice cream concretes to root beer floats.

To enhance the ambiance of this elegant, relaxing new movie house, guests must be 21 or older to attend.  This lends itself perfectly to the other amenities guests can order – beer, wine and mixed drinks.  A selection of beer, both “on tap” and bottled, can be brought to your table.  Wines and mixed drinks, including frozen concoctions like margaritas and daiquiris, are just a button away as well.

“We’ve been exploring this concept for a while,” said Ronald P. Krueger, Chairman and Co-CEO of Wehrenberg Theatres.  “Every now and then, we all deserve to pamper ourselves whether it’s enjoying fine dining or spending a day at the movies.  Our Five Star Lounge is a way to pamper yourself at the movies, and for far less expense than other options.  You’ll never stay home for a movie again.”

James Hoffmeister, President and Co-CEO, agreed.  “The entire experience is first-class.  Guests will be greeted at the auditorium door and escorted to their reserved seat.  Our hosts will explain the entire process, answer questions and take menu orders right away.  All our movie-goers need to do is lay back in their leather recliners, relax and enjoy the movie.”

Tickets for Five Star Lounge features will vary a bit by time and day.  Evening movies Friday through Sunday 4 PM and after are just $19 for the five-star treatment.  Monday through Thursday evenings (6 PM and after) are $18.  Friday through Sunday matinees (before 4 PM) are available for just $16.50 and matinees Monday through Thursday (4 PM and after) are $15.75.  For digital 3D films, the standard $3 surcharge will be added to these prices.  To increase the value of this experience, guests will receive a concession voucher valid for that same-day visit good for $8.50 towards any menu purchase!

However, beginning Friday, October 8 for a limited time, guests can experience five-star movie-going service at REGULAR BOX OFFICE PRICING!  Please note specialty discounts such as Senior, Rush Hour Show and Early Bird Special prices are not valid for this offer.  However, matinee pricing will apply!  Also, during this introductory offer, the concession voucher towards menu purchases will not be available.  Guests can certainly enjoy the amazing seating, wait staff and perfect movie-watching ambiance – all at normal ticket prices.  One visit and you won’t be able to wait for your next “five-star” show!

Tickets can be purchased at the box office, or online at  Just look for the film title listed with “five star” and click an applicable showtime.
Having celebrated its 100th Anniversary in 2006, St. Louis-based Wehrenberg Theatres is the oldest family-owned and operated theatre circuit in the U.S.  Ronald P. Krueger, 3rd Generation, Chairman and Co-CEO of Wehrenberg Theatres.  James Hoffmeister, President and Co-CEO.

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  1. Jason Morris

    October 11, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    FINALLY!!! I have been to a couple of theatres like this out of state and have been waiting for one to open here. Even though it is just for a single screen at least it is a start. I have a state of the art home theatre with a 73 inch HDTV and leather home theatre seating so it takes either a GREAT movie that I can’t wait for or something really special to get me to a theatre. (like a kick ass midnight show) Love the fact it is 21 and up means no kiddies and hopefully it will draw a crowd of movie goer that is actually there for the movie not to play on cell phones or have conversations. I got to The Plaza a lot because it cuts down on those factors, and The Moolah is nice too but this i can’t wait to enjoy and in my opinion is not overpriced, I expected it would have been much more. Thanks again Melissa!!

  2. Beach Review

    November 15, 2010 at 6:16 am

    “five star” I nearly always stay in the backpackers dorm. I can afford “five star” however I find I make friends more easily and have more fun in the cheapest accommodation available at any location. Sitting alone in a hotel lobby is pretty soul destroying after a while.

  3. Miguel Sakai

    April 22, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Fantastic blog, nice too see someone who knows their stuff.

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