Hi-Pointe Theater

1005 McCausland Avenue,
St. Louis, MO 63117

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Hi-Pointe Theater

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Opened in 1922, this theater was originally part of the St. Louis Amusement Co. Chain and later the Arthur Brothers Chain. It is a single-screen theater on one floor. It has long been either a second run theater and then later an art house.

When the Arthur Bros. went out of business the James Family bought the theatre playing art movies and it was booked by Landmark Theatres like the Tivoli and the Plaza Frontenac Cinemas.

Landmark Theatres closed the Hi-Pointe Theater in April 2008. It was taken over by independent operators and reopened in June 2008 screening a mix of first run and independent films.

Contributed by Charles Van Bibber, Norman Plant

Recent comments (view all 14 comments)

JAlex
JAlex on April 22, 2008 at 11:19 am

Landmark pulled out of the theatre 4/17/2008. However, at this point it looks as if it will reopen soon as an indie under the management of the owner, George James.

Dublinboyo
Dublinboyo on April 28, 2008 at 3:06 pm

Thnaks again Landmark – for nothing!

KingBiscuits
KingBiscuits on April 28, 2008 at 3:07 pm

The final show under Landmark was Run, Fatboy, Run.

JimSmith
JimSmith on May 2, 2008 at 2:37 am

I guess we’ll watch for bigger and better things at the Hi-Pointe soon!

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on July 6, 2008 at 7:08 pm

This theater has re-opened; here’s an article from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
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bbrown1
bbrown1 on July 26, 2008 at 1:33 pm

The Hi-Pointe is currently showing THE DARK KNIGHT, so they did get a blockbuster! I hope the Hi-Pointe has another long successful run.

muyloco
muyloco on July 10, 2010 at 9:28 pm

Never fear, StL cinephiles! According to the Hi Pointe’s website at http://www.hi-pointetheatre.com , this truly historic cinema is now showing first-run films such as Girl With A Dragon Tattoo and Inception.

JAlex
JAlex on August 1, 2010 at 12:46 pm

A nice article appeared in today’s Post-Dispatch about the Hi-Pointe:

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It should be noted, however, that Warner Brothers only operated the house in 1934-1936 and that the original seating capacity was 756.

Chris Utley
Chris Utley on December 9, 2010 at 5:59 pm

Add this one to the long long list of theatres I’ve driven by for years but never stepped inside!

Marcel
Marcel on July 13, 2011 at 11:09 pm

This is a great theatre…one of the best I’ve ever had the chance to visit.

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