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 R/ 121 Minutes
Directed by: Andrew Haigh
Cast: Steve Buscemi, Chloe Sevigny, Charlie Plummer


  • Saturday, April 21 - Sunday, April 22:  (11:15), 1:45, 4:15, 7:00
  • Monday, April 23 - Thursday, April 26:  (4:15), 7:00

Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson (Charlie Plummer) arrives in Portland, Oregon with his single father Ray (Travis Fimmel), both of them eager for a fresh start after a series of hard knocks. While Ray descends into personal turmoil, Charley finds acceptance and camaraderie at a local racetrack...Read more

'Lean on Pete' is a poignant coming-of-age story

3½ stars out of four •

Calvin Wilson / St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Based on the novel by Willy Vlautin, “Lean on Pete” is not the sentimental boy-and-his-horse flick that audiences might expect, and it’s certainly not for children. It’s a contemplative art film of subtle beauty, reminiscent of such indie dramas as “American Honey” and “Wendy and Lucy.”

Working from his own screenplay, British director Andrew Haigh (“45 Years”) paints a portrait of an America seldom seen on film — a land in which folks struggle from paycheck to paycheck with little hope and less opportunity. And he elicits a strong performance from Plummer (“All the Money in the World”), who poignantly captures Charley’s vulnerability.

“Lean on Pete” demands a different kind of attention from moviegoers. But the rewards are worth it.

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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