Marcus Theatres Acquires All 14 Wehrenberg Theatres Locations in Four Midwestern States

by Katie Sloan

Milwaukee — Marcus Theatres, a division of The Marcus Corp., has acquired the assets of St. Louis-based Wehrenberg Theatres in four Midwestern states.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Wehrenberg Theatres is the oldest family-owned and operated theater circuit in the United States with 197 screens at 14 locations in Missouri, Iowa, Illinois and Minnesota. Upon completion of the transaction, Marcus Theatres will increase its number of screens by 29 percent, operating 885 screens at 68 locations in eight states.

In conjunction with the acquisition, Marcus Theatres will also acquire the underlying real estate for six of the theater locations, as well as Ronnie’s Plaza, an 84,000-square-foot retail center located at 5320 S. Lindbergh Blvd. in St. Louis. Peter J. Solomon Co. assisted Marcus Theatres in the transaction. The Fortune Group served as advisor for Wehrenberg Theatres.

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