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 became part of the St. Louis Amusement Co. chain in 1926. It was later operated by the Arthur Brothers Chain. It was 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 Theatre and the Plaza Frontenac Cinema.

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. In May 2015 a second screen seating 50 was added.

Contributed by Charles Van Bibber, Norman Plant

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JAlex
JAlex on August 1, 2010 at 5:46 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 10:59 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 14, 2011 at 4:09 am

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

JAlex
JAlex on April 13, 2015 at 4:38 pm

It has been announced that a second screen is to be added to the operation. To be called the Hi-Pointe Backlot, this 50-seat venue is not being carved from the original theatre but is in a separate building across the alley to the west.

JAlex
JAlex on August 27, 2015 at 5:45 am

Theatre is currently closed as the original brick facade is slated to reappear. Also promised is a rehabbing of the concession area and the seats. The theatre is slated to reopen September 11th. While the original theatre is closed, the Backlot venue remains open.

JABilmes
JABilmes on August 15, 2016 at 6:18 am

Over 100 people for a Sunday matinee of Florence Foster Jenkins.

JAlex
JAlex on September 5, 2016 at 4:19 pm

The Hi-Pointe features two items which make it somewhat unique in today’s exhibition scene: 1) An operable curtain; and 2) No screen commercials.

DavidZornig
DavidZornig on February 21, 2017 at 4:42 pm

1937 photo added courtesy of Kristy Nesslein‎.

JAlex
JAlex on February 23, 2017 at 4:19 pm

Theatre didn’t become part of the St. Louis Amusement chain until 1926, four years after opening.

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