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 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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KingBiscuits on April 28, 2008 at 12:07 pm

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

JimSmith on May 1, 2008 at 11:37 pm

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

CSWalczak on July 6, 2008 at 4:08 pm

This theater has re-opened; here’s an article from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
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bbrown1 on July 26, 2008 at 10:33 am

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 on July 10, 2010 at 6:28 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 on August 1, 2010 at 9:46 am

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 2:59 pm

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

Marcel on July 13, 2011 at 8:09 pm

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

JAlex on April 13, 2015 at 8:38 am

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 on August 26, 2015 at 9:45 pm

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.

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