ST. LOUIS – Wehrenberg Theatres will once again host its annual “Cans Film Festival” to benefit The Salvation Army’s “Tree of Lights” campaign. On Saturday, guests who bring five canned food items to any participating Wehrenberg Theatre will receive free admission to any movie that day starting before 5 p.m.

Guests who bring an additional 10 cans or more per person (15 or more total per person) will also receive a free movie pass for a future visit. In addition, Wehrenberg Theatres will again award a year-long movie pass to the single largest donation received in the theatre circuit.

Cans Film Festival, the area’s most popular food drive, stocks the local food pantries every year during the holiday season when those less fortunate need it most. The 2011 campaign stockpiled 335,000 canned food items during the one-day event, easily surpassing the 2010 record of 294,000. Organizers hope to set a new record this year.

A number of Hollywood hits will be showcased during Cans Film Festival. This year features Twilight: Breaking Dawn Pt. 2, Skyfall, Argo, Flight, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Red Dawn, Rise of the Guardians, The Sessions, and Wreck it Ralph. All applicable 3D shows are valid for Cans Film Festival (up to theatre capacity). Please note not all theatres will play the same titles.

For show times, visit or check your local newspaper. Participating theatres are:

Arnold 14 Cine – Arnold, MO               

Mid Rivers 14 Cine – St. Peters, MO

Campbell 16 Cine – Springfield, MO                O’Fallon 15 Cine – O’Fallon, IL

Cape West 14 Cine – Cape Girardeau, MO      

Osage Village 5 Cine – Osage Beach, MO

Des Peres 14 Cine – Des Peres, MO                Ronnies 20 Cine – St. Louis, MO

Galaxy 14 Cine – Bloomington, IL              

St. Charles 18 Cine – St. Charles, MO

Galaxy 14 Cine – Chesterfield, MO               

St. Clair 10 Cine – Fairview Heights, IL

Galaxy 14 Cine – Rochester, MN               

Town Square 12 Cine – Dardenne Prairie, MO

Galaxy 16 Cine – Cedar Rapids, IA        

Wehrenberg Theatres is not responsible for sell-outs and cannot offer “rain checks.” Please note, theatres will award one pass per person present; theatres cannot offer one pass for every 15 cans.

Having celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2006, St. Louis-based Wehrenberg Theatres is the oldest family-owned and operated theatre circuit in the United States.

The Salvation Army is an international organization that has been faithfully serving St. Louis since 1958. For more than 54 years, St. Louis residents with no place to go have turned to The Salvation Army for compassion, strength, and encouragement. The Salvation Army serves community members 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year through dozens of different programs and services that are designed to help people attain, or regain, self-sufficiency.


  • Occurred Saturday, December 1st, 2012 @ 12:00 am – 5:00 pm


All Wehrenberg Theatres listed above