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/ 107 Minutes
Directed by: Christopher Nolan
Cast: Tom Hardy, Cilian Murphy, Kenneth Branagh


  • Monday, July 24 - Thursday, July 27: (4:15), 7:00

Acclaimed auteur Christopher Nolan directs this World War II thriller about the evacuation of Allied troops from the French city of Dunkirk before Nazi forces can take hold. Tom Hardy, Kenneth Branagh and Mark Rylance co-star, with longtime Nolan collaborator Hans Zimmer providing the score.Read more

Christopher Nolan's WWII-set 'Dunkirk' fulfills its mission

• Four stars out of four •

- - Calvin Wilson St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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“Dunkirk” is a magnificent achievement and the rare big-budget mainstream film that stretches the medium while fulfilling the mission to entertain.

Working from his own screenplay, director Christopher Nolan (“The Dark Knight Rises”) balances three time frames to create an immersive experience that transcends expectations of what a war film can be. In a savvy move, not one Nazi face is seen — Nolan depicts their ominous presence through their actions.

Oscar winner Rylance (“Bridge of Spies”) and Nolan regular Murphy (“Inception”) turn in standout performances as men who respond to the gathering chaos in different ways.

Seldom has a film so eloquently captured the craziness, brutality and arbitrariness of war. “Dunkirk” just might be Nolan’s masterpiece.



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