ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI) – A St. Charles icon is closing its doors. For over three decades, a St. Louis area dollar theater gave families a wonderfully cheap option to see their favorite films.
Now the SpongeBob movie might be on the marquee, but it could be the last picture show for the St. Andrews Cinema in St. Charles. An, Interstate 70 staple is the St. Andrew sign, advertising movies for only a dollar.
Every day, an estimated 130,000 cars pass by this St. Andrews sign twice a day, advertising entertainment for a simple George Washington so a frugal family can live like a king.
Posters in the lobby remind moviegoers of a bygone era. But the silver screen has entered the digital domain. Moseley estimates he's spent more than $200,000 on the digital conversion from film to hard drives.
Unless a buyer is found, the St. Andrews Cinema could close by the end of summer.