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.


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PG-13 / 101 minutes
Directed by: Marc Webb
Cast: Chris Evans, Jenny Slate, Octavia Spencer


  • Saturday, April 22-Sunday, April 23:  (3:15), 5:30, 8:00
  • Monday, April 24-April 27: (5:30), 8:00

Frank Adler (Chris Evans) is a single man raising a child prodigy - his spirited young niece Mary (Mckenna Grace) - in a coastal town in Florida. Frank's plans for a normal school life for Mary are foiled when the seven-year-old's mathematical abilities come to the attention of Frank's...Read more

'Gifted' is a smart, engaging family film

★★★ out of four

“Gifted” is an engaging comedy-drama that avoids becoming too much of a tearjerker. Working from a screenplay by Tom Flynn, director Marc Webb (“500 Days of Summer”) elicits strong performances and does a good job of keeping the outcome of the custody battle in doubt. But the film lacks the depth and nuance of the Oscar-winning “Kramer vs. Kramer.”

Evans, who is best known as the resolutely dependable Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, brings a different kind of heroism to surrogate dad Frank. Grace delivers a performance that’s refreshingly free of child-actor cutesiness. And Slate (“Obvious Child”) lends an appealing quirkiness to her role as romantic interest.

“Gifted” is significantly smarter than the usual family film.

Calvin Wilson / St. Louis Post-Dispatch 

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