The Hi-Pointe Backlot

1002 Hi-Pointe Place


Opened in 2015, the Hi-Pointe Backlot is on the second floor of the building directly behind the Hi-Pointe Theatre. The open space features natural light framed by the original brick walls of the building. Its cozy lobby serves as a gathering place with several small tables, a bar, ticketing space and concessions.

The theatre itself is perfect for cinephiles. The walls, and ceiling are black, devoid of the tacky colors and strange designs of the multiplexes. The seats feature convenient armrests and drink holders and are the latest in comfort.

At first glance one notices that this is welcome space for both the casual and serious movie lover. In addition to the latest in sight and sound, the forty-eight seat room is crowned with a comfy leather couch located at the front of the house and a movie screen measuring 19 feet wide by 8 feet tall.





NOW PLAYING AT THE HI-POINTE BACKLOT

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SORRY TO BOTHER YOU

105 Minutes/ Rated R
Directed by: Boots Riley
Cast: Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson

Showtimes

  • Sunday, July 22:  (3:00), 5:30, 8:00
  • Monday, July 23 - Wednesday, July 25:  (5:30), 8:00

In an alternate reality of present-day Oakland, Calif., telemarketer Cassius Green finds himself in a macabre universe after he discovers a magical key that leads to material glory. As Green's career begins to take off, his friends and co-workers organize a protest against corporate oppression....Read more

'Sorry to Bother You' is unapologetically brilliant

• 4 stars out of four •

Calvin Wilson / St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Subversive, irreverent and outrageously hilarious, “Sorry to Bother You” is arguably the first great comedy of the Trump era. Writer-director Boots Riley incorporates elements of satire, science fiction and horror to create a film that’s as unpredictable as it is provocative. And with his hip-hop combo, the Coup, Riley has come up with a soundtrack that’s likely to be a huge hit in its own right.

Stanfield, who played the character who yelled “Get out!” in “Get Out,” is perfectly cast as a guy who sincerely wants to get ahead but can’t help wrestling with his conscience. And Thompson (“Thor: Ragnarok”) turns in another first-rate performance.

“Sorry to Bother You” is an uncompromising and timely film of unapologetic brilliance.

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  • RFT'S 2014 Best Movie Theater
  • Neighborhood Business of the Year
  • STL Magazine A-List winner
  • Best Theater Marquee
  • Best Urinals