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.


Play Trailer


Rated PG-13/ 130 Minutes
Directed by: Peter Farrelly
Cast: Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali


  • Sunday, December 16:  (1:00), 4:00, 7:00
  • Monday, December 17-Thursday, December 20:  (4:00), 7:00

Dr. Don Shirley is a world-class African-American pianist who's about to embark on a concert tour in the Deep South in 1962. In need of a driver and protection, Shirley recruits Tony Lip, a tough-talking bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx. Despite their differences, the...Read more

A jazzman and a bruiser take feel-good road trip in ’60s South


Richard Roeper / Chicago Sun-Times

“Green Book” meets our expectations at every intersection and occasionally veers from the sentimental lane into a corny patch — and yet it’s still one of best comfort-food movies of the year, a lovely and sweet road movie that plays a compacted 1960s role-reversal take on “Driving Miss Daisy.” Primarily, though, “Green Book” is a friendship story about the two men. Most of their adventures are painted in broad strokes, and the messages are hardly subtle, but thanks in large part to the winning chemistry between Ali and Mortensen, and a pretty darn inspirational true-life story as its foundation, this was one of the best times I’ve had at the movies this year.

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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