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Wehrenberg Theaters theme song

Does anyone remember the Wehrenberg Theaters theme song? The jingle played after the previews, right before the feature? You wouldn’t unless you lived in St. Louis two decades ago. They changed it around 1995. And changed it again to the current one. Many locals believe the classic song is so much better than the fancy digitally mastered new jingles with their 3D motion effects.

Don’t you wish you remembered it? Well, you don’t have to. You can download it right here, at least for the time being. I noticed several people have an affinity for this jingle. For me, it’s very nostalgic. I remember seeing “A Christmas Story” and “Ghostbusters” and hearing the song before those movies from my childhood. It always tightened my stomach a little, the excitement before the movie.  Hopefully these files can stay here for a while for people to enjoy, maybe even persuading them to buy a movie ticket at a Wehrenberg theater for a fun night out.

Wehrenberg Classic Theater Intro 1964
Wehrenberg Classic Commercial 1964
Wehrenberg Current theater Intro 1995

24 responses to “Wehrenberg Theaters theme song”

  1. Steve says:

    Thanks for posting this mp3 of the original theme. I love this theme! i find it annoying when people call it corny or cheesy… the second it starts playing I feel all warm inside, cuz as a movie obsessed kid growing up in the 70’s when was I ever more happy than sitting in a theatre or on the hood of the car at the drive-in hearing this theme and getting ready to see a movie or two? Thanks again!

  2. Ron says:

    Thanks, Mike, for providing this complete version. I found this page through The other versions I’ve found have a butchered version of the tune. Like Steve, I, too, have found memories (like watching Star Wars at the Des Peres 4 Cine´) of the excitement of hearing the theme as the lights dimmed and the curtains opened–not today’s ads and commercials that precede today’s feature film viewing at theaters.

  3. Chris says:


  4. Kyle says:

    Wow…I can identify with both Ron and Chris regarding all the memories that little jingle brings back, mostly from the Cinema 4 Center in St. Charles and of the one and only time I went to the 66 Park-In before it closed. I had that same excited feeling when the theme started and the lights went down. A truly unique St. Louis experience.

  5. Reed says:

    Thanks for posting that….the classic theme is all over, but I couldn’t find the 95 version anywhere. I think I might have the 2000’s version somewhere too, if you’d like it.

  6. don says:

    There’s a song @ using samples from the theme (song is called Fairview)…. Enjoy!

  7. dave says:

    I used to call the “bah-bah-bah-bah” part the Sheep Chorus. At least they left the spirit of the Sheep in the new theme, but I like old one better. You’ve got to admit that it is VERY 60’s.

  8. Eric says:

    Born and raised in North STL County, moved away to Illinois after college. We just got a Wehrenberg theatre with some awful whisper-like theme song now. But the new theatre brought back the bah-bah-bah memories of yester year so I had to seek out the theme. It now has an honored place in my iTunes library. Thanks much!!

  9. pong says:

    from belleville and would go to the fairview heights theater. so happy to hear this again!

  10. wehrenberg theater says:

    is there any way that you could upload the new wehrenberg theaters theme??
    if anyone has it

January 25, 2005 at 1:27 am | music, nostalgia | 24 comments