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.


Nominated for 6 Academy Awards!

Play Trailer


118 Minutes/ Rated PG-13
Directed by: Garth Davis
Cast: Dev Patel, Nicole Kidman


  • Sunday, February 19: (1:30), 4:15, 7:00
  • Monday, February 20 - Thursday, February 23: (4:15), 7:00

In 1986, Saroo was a five-year-old child in India of a poor but happy rural family. On a trip with his brother, Saroo soon finds himself alone and trapped in a moving decommissioned passenger train that takes him to Calcutta, 1500 miles away from home. Now totally lost in an alien urban...Read more

'Lion' explores the meaning of family

Based on a true story, “Lion” poignantly addresses the meaning of family and the arbitrariness of fate. Working from a screenplay by Luke Davies, director Garth Davis gets to the heart of the drama without slipping into sentimentality. Particularly impressive is his skill at switching between time frames to reflect the impact of the past on Saroo’s present.

Patel, who starred in “Slumdog Millionaire,” is perfect as a man struggling to reconcile his good fortune with the painful loss that made it possible. Kidman brings a quiet grace to Saroo’s adoptive mother. And Mara (“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo”) taps into depths of feeling as his frustrated but faithful lover.

- - - Calvin Wilson / St. Louis Post-Dispatch • Three stars out of four •

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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